Microsoft unleashes Windows 11 and XCloud, PAX Aus 2021 Preview: Vertical Hold ep 349

Windows 11 is finally here — but should you upgrade? Microsoft’s XCloud gaming also comes to Australia, but can online streamed gaming really work well? Plus a special PAX preview!
Special guests the Age/SMH’s Alice Clarke (@alicedkc) and ZDNet AU’s Chris Duckett (@dobes)



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Microsoft has its fingerprints all over this week’s show, whether it’s on the gaming front, with Xbox Cloud Gaming launching down under, PAX Aus 2021, where it’ll be featuring its products prominently, or Windows 11, which released this week to a fanfare of hype. But is that hype justified?

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Award-winning Australian technology news podcast Vertical Hold: Behind The Tech News dives into the big stories of the week. Joined by Australia’s leading tech journalists every Friday, co-hosts @adam_turner and @alexkidman channel-surf through the headlines in search of the big picture. About/Contact us