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

Aug 3rd 2022

Windows Weekly 788

A Mai Tai of Headwinds

Intel down, AMD up, the Windows 10 22H2 mystery continues
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Category: News

Intel down, AMD up, the Windows 10 22H2 mystery continues

Windows 10 22H2

  • Microsoft enters the final test phase for Windows 10 22H2 before rollout - but doesn’t announce what the new features are
  • Microsoft said information about the “scoped features” will come later 

Windows 11

  • Dev channel got a new build today with Game Pass widget
  • Beta Channel gets two new builds because of course it does
  • Windows Subsystem for Android to get gamepad support

Microsoft 365

  • Outlook Lite arrives for low-end Android devices
  • Uber emails are crashing Outlook
  • Teams for Apple silicon Macs is rolling out ‘in the coming months’

More Earnings Learnings

  • Apple: All businesses but iPhone and Services were down, and Services growth was half that of the past year, and they lost subscribers
  • Amazon: Net loss because of Rivian investment, but AWS revenues jumped 33 percent YOY to $19.74 billion
  • Intel: Net loss of $454 million on revenues of $15.3 billion, a decline of 22 percent year-over-year. Why? PCs
  • AMD: Net income of $447 million on revenues of $6.6 billion in the quarter ending June 25, 2022
  • Microsoft added more than 40,000 employees in the last year and is now well over 200K employees

Xbox & Gaming

  • Activision Blizzard limps through the quarter, and Microsoft disses them to pass regulatory approval
  • Google is not killing Stadia. Yet
  • Amazon Luna heads to 2022 Samsung Smart TVs
  • PS5 sales plummet, but Sony finalizes Bungie acquisition
  • Nintendo misses on earnings, sales down 4.7 percent

Tips & Picks

  • Tip of the week: Buy the PC you need, not the PC you might need
  • App pick of the week: VMWare Fusion 22H2 for Mac
  • Enterprise pick of the week: More Microsoft Defender products for defending all the things
  • Codename pick of the week: Oasis
  • Beer pick of the week: Deciduous Lollipop Forest

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