a healthier mix of Windows and Apple Mac device
A healthy mix would allow a choice of both hardware and operating software. And wouldn't be limited to whatever hardware Apple or Microsoft happen to be selling or supporting right now. Raspberry Pi running Linux? Good luck with that.
On the other hand...
"the software titan has been building up its Intune cloud-based endpoint management system to include a growing range of Mac capabilities"
Yes, well please don't bother bringing that to Linux (or anything else) running on a Pi (or anything else).
"In a recent example, Redmond made its native macOS Outlook client free to use, without first having to get a Microsoft 365 subscription or an Office license."
You couldn't pay me enough to use Outlook, thanks. How about making Exchange accessible to real email clients?