Leo, Mary Jo, and Paul discuss Microsoft’s quarterly earnings, Windows 11, Teams, HoloLens, Build, Xbox, and so much more.
Tips and picks
App pick of the week: Clipchamp
You’re not going to believe this, but Clipchamp is a surprisingly full-featured video editor.
Tip of the week: Find assets for YouTube
You can assemble/edit your video with Clipchamp, but if you want to use its music, pictures, and stock video, you have to pay. Don’t do that. There are many alternatives online, and many are free. I use sources like Pixabay, Canva, and even YouTube (for music).
Enterprise pick of the week: Your M365 apps are moving to the Monthly Channel
If your org has been getting O365 updates once every six months, you are going to be moved to a monthly cadence unless you opt out before May. Microsoft created the Monthly Enterprise Channel back in 2020 but it wasn’t until now that it declared this would become the default for the apps formerly known as Office 365 Pro Plus. Thanks to Tero Alhonen for the heads up.
Buzzword pick of the week: Lots of buzzy buzzwords on that earnings call
My top picks: “data fabric,” “distributed fabric”,” “industrial metaverse,” “collaborative applications”
See earnings call transcript for these and lots more.
Beer pick of the week: New England Brewing G-Bot
G-Bot, a DIPA from New England Brewing in Connecticut is one of the first big “whales” I got to try when getting into craft beer. (I made it a beer pick way back when it was still called Gandhi-Bot.) It’s no hazy IPA — it’s hoppy but also dank and piney. I am making this 8.8 percenter my pick again to highlight how tastes and trends change.