Windows Weekly 683: The Purposeful Luddite

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Microsoft is doing just great during the pandemic, thank you very much.Microsoft 365 generated $20 billion in revenues in FY20!How does that compare to "Commercial Cloud." And ... what's in those revenues? Windows?SMB is slowing: How this changes where MS makes money - remember that Microsoft abandoned SMB earlier in the pandemic tooToday's the day for Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google CEOs. And here's a new take on "embrace and extend": Copy, acquire, killWindows 10 launched five years ago todaySurprise! Microsoft just added a bunch of 21H1 features to Windows 10 version 20H2.Could this possibly be evidence there won't be a Windows 10 21H1?Related: Build 20180 is out in the Dev channel, enabling all the features the Beta channel just gotNew Tasks app comes to Microsoft TeamsMicrosoft Family Safety app heads out of previewNBA is partnering with Microsoft to put fans in the stands at this year's gamesXbox Games Showcase: What stood out?August is upon us, here's Games for GoldWhite Xbox controller suggests a Series S Tip of the week: Rethink your relationship with Big Tech. We're not going to solve this problem today. But you can take steps to reduce your reliance on Big Tech.App pick of the week: Edge Beta or Dev. Edge 86 just hit Dev, giving us a peek at that futureEnterprise pick of the week: Roadmaps, roadmaps, roadmaps. Cartophiles, rejoice! Chredge enterprise features are now part of the M365 roadmap. And GitHub adds a roadmap for publicly acknowledged coming features. Speaking of new resources, there's also a new landing page is for Windows developers using Node.js, React, Java, Kotlin, Python, Xamarin, and Android StudioEnterprise pick No. 2 of the week: WVD 'spring' refresh now GA. The new features that Microsoft outlined in April for its WVD spring refresh are now generally available as of this week: Azure Portal integration, A/V redirect support for TeamsCocktail pick of the week: Saketini1 part triple sec (or Cointreau or Grand Marnier)1 part cucumber lime vodka5 parts sakeStir and serve over ice, garnish with lime, cucumber, or bothWith triple sec or Cointreau the drink stays clear, GM adds a little colorWe use Fu-Ki brand sake Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott Download or subscribe to this show at Check out Paul's blog at Check out Mary Jo's blog at The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsor:

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