WW 679: Comingled - RIP Microsoft Stores, Mac on ARM vs Windows on ARM

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The drama of the week: Microsoft is closing its retail storesPerhaps overdue, but shocking nonetheless: Microsoft is closing all of its retail storesRelated: A look back at the 2012 opening of the first Boston-based Microsoft Store The drama of last week: Apple, the morning (OK, week) afterTwo developments of interest to the Microsoft communityAs expected, the first Apple Silicon developer device destroys Surface Pro X in benchmarks, no matter how you look at itApple is reportedly thinking about bringing a Continuum-like feature to the iPhone where it could run macOS and be connected to a keyboard, mouse, and display.A more reasoned assessment about the impact of Apple's moves on Windows Windows 10 version 2004 is off to a slightly faster start than 1903.And now (finally) SL3 and SP7 can get 2004. Yay? (But not SL1 and SL2. Boo!)Windows 10 Pro no longer has deferral capabilitiesExcept that it sort of still does. Here's what changed.That shift from rings to channels just happenedMicrosoft to expand automatic Edge rollout to education then businessesMicrosoft announces new digital skills initiativeRelated: Teams is getting a new learning appBig changes coming to OneDrive for consumers and businessesIt's July, so Xbox Games with Gold and Game Pass subscribers have new games on the wayMixer co-founder is OK with closureXbox Game Bar is now extensible Tip of the week: Download this tool, just in case: Windows File Recovery is a command-line tool you'll want to download just in case.App pick of the week: Amazon Prime for Windows 10. I don't often get to recommend Store apps.Also: Power Apps and Power Automate. You need to look at these M365 commercial features.Enterprise pick of the week: Your Office 365 IT pro bible has gotten a feature update. Tony's Redmond's 7th edition (2021) of Office 365 for IT Pros is now available. pick No. 2 of the week: STOCKHISTORY. Pulling stock prices directly into Excel has been a top request for a while. It's almost here in the form of STOCKHISTORY. And perfect timing, given Microsoft's stock price has been at an all-time high lately.Beer pick of the week: Victory Prima Pils. Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott Download or subscribe to this show at Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsor: canary.tools/twit - use code: TWIT

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