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

Feb 2nd 2022

Windows Weekly 762

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Microsoft Account Management, Front Row for Teams, FTC & Microsoft
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Category: News

Microsoft Account Management, Front Row for Teams, FTC & Microsoft

  •  Windows 11 Gets a New Feature a Bit Early: Microsoft Account Management
  •  Windows 11 users will get several new features in February ahead of its H2 feature update
  •  Windows 11 Almost Doubles Usage Share to 16.1 Percent
  •  Report: Chromebook Sales Grew 13.5 Percent in 2021


Microsoft 365

  •  Microsoft starts rolling out Teams 'Front Row' view for better hybrid meetings
  •  Microsoft: Standalone test version of Lists app requires no 365 subscription


Earnings Reports

  •  Intel Earnings Beat Expectations
  •  Apple Delivers Another Record Quarter
  •  Alphabet (Google) Sees Big Net Income, Revenue Gains
  •  AMD Reports Record Revenues


Browsers vs. Google

  • Brave Says FLoC You to Google’s Topics API
  •  Vivaldi: Google is Going Off-Topics Again


Xbox & Gaming

  •  Microsoft Falls on Report FTC, and Not DoJ, Will Review Activision Deal
  •  DOJ antitrust chief's past work for Microsoft looms over $69B Activision deal
  •  Microsoft Agrees to Xbox Subscription Auto-Renew Changes in the UK
  •  Microsoft Announces Games with Gold for February
  •  Microsoft Announces First Game Pass Titles for February
  •  Flight Simulator World Update VII Adds Australia Content
  •  PlayStation 5 Sales are Already Slowing
  •  Sony to Acquire Bungie for $3.6 Billion
  •  Microsoft Supports Epic Games Appeal of Apple Ruling


Mary Jo Foley's DOM Briefing Podcast

  • Microsoft's Strategy for 2022: It's All About the Cloud | Directions on Microsoft


Tips and Picks

  •  Tip of the week: Stop those annoying Edge popups (at least for a bit)
  •  App picks of the week: Get free PC games each week from Epic
  •  Enterprise picks of the week: New monthly podcast for Microsoft enterprise nerds
  •  Developer pick of the week: February 14: Get sweet on .NET
  •  Beer pick of the week: Sofia Electric Brewing Small Steps Giant Leaps

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