He’s received a degree about bundling! Vox Media makes use of Google Meet now as a result of it’s a part of our Google Workspace account, although we used to make use of Zoom. As for Groups, I’ve by no means used it, however there’s nonetheless a little bit Groups icon in my PC’s system tray as a result of Microsoft jammed it in there after I upgraded to Home windows 11, and it launches robotically every time I activate my pc.
And Microsoft is consistently making an attempt to make use of its merchandise to get you to make use of its different merchandise. There are malware-like pop-ups in Home windows 11 making an attempt to guilt you into utilizing Edge. Edge periodically resets my default search engine to Bing. Home windows ignores your default browser alternative if you click on sure hyperlinks within the OS! There’s a Bing Chat icon in my Edge sidebar and in my dang Home windows Begin Menu. All of it feels a little bit determined.
Microsoft Groups could be very profitable — as of June, it had round 300 million every day energetic customers. How a lot of that success is because of the truth that it’s bundled into Workplace and preinstalled on each Home windows 11 PC? We would quickly discover out.