Windows Weekly with Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott

Jul 27th 2022

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Earnings Learnings 2022, Windows 11 22H2 review, Sound Schemes
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Earnings Learnings 2022, Windows 11 22H2 review, Sound Schemes

Microsoft earnings

  • Microsoft reported that it earned a net income of $16.7 billion on revenues of $51.87 billion in the quarter ending June 30. 
  • Microsoft discloses Teams usage numbers.
  • This was the first time MSFT has missed on earnings since 2016 - and it adjusted its guidance in June too.

Windows 11

  • Paul reviewed Windows 11 22H2 and found lots of little improvements... but also little in the way of addressing feedback. 
  • Also, let's recap the new servicing and Windows 12 rumors.
  • Windows 10 22H2 is also coming with no new features.
  • Microsoft Edge adds disk caching compression with v102.

Microsoft 365

  • Microsoft now blocks external VBA macros by default.
  • Ignite is coming October 12-14. It’s a hybrid event with a few in-person venues worldwide.

Dev

  • The next .NET Conf will focus on .NET MAUI
  • Power Platform now has over 7 million MAUs 

Xbox

  • Microsoft speeds Xbox Series X|S boot time by 5 seconds.

Tips and picks

  • Tip of the week: Get to Sound schemes as quickly as possible
  • App pick of the week: iA Writer
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Windows 11 onboarding and deployment kits
  • Enterprise pick No. 2 of the week: Office 2016 and 2019 users: Mark your calendars
  • Beer Pick of the week: Hill Farmstead Charlie

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