Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte and Paul Thurrott

Feb 3rd 2021

Windows Weekly 710

Tab Hygiene

Comparing Microsoft earnings to other big tech companies
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Category: News

Comparing Microsoft earnings to other big tech companies

Windows 10

  • Microsoft Edge picks up a better roadmap for future features
  • Windows 10 "in cloud" configurations are now available

Microsoft 365

  • Microsoft 365/Teams saw big education success but struggle against Chromebooks
  • Related: It's not just PCs, 2020 Was the Best Year Ever for Chromebook
  • Microsoft to highlight improvements to the 'employee experience' in Feb. 4 event
  • Microsoft to add new voice command, video, and other features to Office mobile apps
  • Microsoft Announces a Slew of Mobile App Updates
  • Office Lens is Renamed to Microsoft Lens

Xbox

  • Game Pass titles for the first half of February
  • Now Xbox Series X|S supplies will be constrained through mid-2021
  • Sony shipped 4.5 million PS5 units in Q4, less than the 6 million expected, but Sony's best quarter ever
  • Nintendo has now shipped 80 million Switches
  • Google kills internal games dev at Stadia

More earnings

  • Microsoft - $43.1 billion in revenues
  • Amazon - $126 billion
  • Apple - $111.4 billion
  • Google - $56.9 billion
  • Samsung - $55.3 billion
  • Microsoft underperformed all of those companies last quarter

Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Use some common sense when it comes to game streaming services
  • App pick of the week: iCloud Passwords
  • Also: Vivaldi adds a second tab row for tab groups.
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Roadmapwatch.com
  • Codename pick of the week: JET Blue
  • Beer pick of the week: The Bruery: Bakery: Coconut Macaroons

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