WW 631: The AI Kerfuffle July 24, 2019

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Windows Weekly (Audio) Microsoft earnings * Microsoft delivered another blockbuster FY and FYQ4. * Analysis: FY19 - Xbox (bad), Surface (not the highlight people think), Windows (good, with businesses only), Office 365 (great) and Azure is ... slowing?. The big news: More Personal Computing is not Microsoft's biggest BU for the first time. Entire business in balance for now. Antitrust * Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google come under DOJ scrutiny * Qualcomm is fined by the EU * Will Microsoft continue to avoid the steely gaze of regulators? The weirdness that is Windows 10 20H1 * Remember when Microsoft released …



Microsoft earnings

  • Microsoft delivered another blockbuster FY and FYQ4.
  • Analysis: FY19 - Xbox (bad), Surface (not the highlight people think), Windows (good, with businesses only), Office 365 (great) and Azure is ... slowing?. The big news: More Personal Computing is not Microsoft's biggest BU for the first time. Entire business in balance for now.

Antitrust

  • Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google come under DOJ scrutiny
  • Qualcomm is fined by the EU
  • Will Microsoft continue to avoid the steely gaze of regulators?

The weirdness that is Windows 10 20H1

  • Remember when Microsoft released a 19H2 build with unavailable new features last week? Yeah, some of them are available now. In a new build for some reason.
  • And then they released another build, this time with one new feature
  • Also, Windows Defender will become Microsoft Defender in 20H1

Plus...

  • Microsoft accidentally deployed a Canary (?) build of Windows 10 to all Insiders and it shows the Lite OS Start menu with no live tiles
  • Microsoft invests $1 billion in AI! OK, just kidding.
  • LinkedIn to finally start using Microsoft technology. It's the least they can do, literally.
  • Microsoft makes changes, again, to how it licenses Dynamics 365

Xbox

  • Gears 5 multiplayer beta hits again this weekend
  • Mixer commits to civility
  • Fortnite controller (not) arriving just in time for Fortnite World Cup

Tips and Picks

  • Tip of the week: Eloquent JavaScript
  • App pick of the week: VirtualBox
  • Enterprise pick of the week: Data-sharing agreements/licenses
  • Naming pick of the week: Office Online is no more
  • Beer pick of the week: Transmitter Hx Raspberry Sour

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