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Microsoft Teams opens its doors to third-party apps during meetings

Microsoft is allowing third-party app developers to integrate into the Microsoft Teams meeting experience for the first time. The new developer-focused features will let apps integrate into Teams meetings during video calls, and even before and after meetings. Third-party apps will be able to display content during Microsoft Teams calls, and even display notifications during…

Microsoft teases its future Office UI

Microsoft is teasing the future of its Office UI and design today, and it involves some big changes to the traditional ribbon interface. The software giant has been gradually improving Office with its Fluent Design system over the past couple of years — adding new icons, a dark mode, and overhauling the ribbon toolbar by…

Microsoft Makes First Climate Fund Investment, Joins Green Group

(Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp. said the first investment for its $1 billion climate fund will be in venture capital firm Energy Impact Partners. The software maker also joined with Nike Inc., Starbucks Corp., Unilever NV and Danone SA in a new consortium devoted to sharing resources and tactics for slashing carbon emissions, bringing together the efforts of some of the biggest…

Microsoft migrates ‘Minecraft’ from Amazon Web Services to its own Azure

"Mojang Studios has used AWS in the past, but we've been migrating all cloud services to Azure over the last few years," a spokesperson for the company told CNBC. "We'll be fully transitioned to Azure by the end of the year."The move makes a lot of sense for Microsoft. With 126 million monthly active players, Minecraft is one of…

Microsoft has quietly discontinued 12-month Xbox Live Gold subscriptions

Home News (Image credit: Microsoft) Following the news that Microsoft's Xbox One X and One S All-Digital consoles have been discontinued ahead of the upcoming Xbox Series X's release, it now appears that the console maker is quietly phasing out its current implementation of Xbox Live Gold too.The company confirmed to True Achievements that it…

Microsoft stops offering 12-month Xbox Live Gold memberships

It’s hard to ignore the circumstances of the move, however. The change comes just as Microsoft unveiled plans to bundle Project xCloud with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and is otherwise expanding its gaming services ahead of the Xbox Series X launch. This doesn’t necessarily mean that Microsoft will drop the features associated with Gold, but…

Microsoft No Longer Selling 12-Month Xbox Live Gold Plans Ahead of Xbox Series X Launch

Microsoft has officially stopped selling 12-Month Xbox Live Gold Plans, possibly hinting at a stronger focus on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or a new service that could be on the way in-time for the launch of Xbox Series X.Microsoft confirmed the change to TrueAchievements, stating that even though the 12-month plan is not being sold…

Microsoft Flight Simulator’s retail edition will ship on 10 DVDs

Microsoft Flight Simulator launches for Windows PC on Aug. 18, and the vast majority of fans will purchase the game digitally. Nonetheless, Microsoft is partnering with a European company for a physical release. The physical edition will ship on 10 double-sided DVDs, and come packed in a special accordion-style box. It sounds outlandish, but it’s…

Microsoft to launch xCloud streaming free with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate in September

Microsoft is planning to launch its game streaming service, currently known as Project xCloud, free to its paying Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers in September. The xCloud service will allow Xbox players to play games on mobile devices or even start a game on their consoles and resume it on their phone or tablet. Xbox…

You can buy ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator’ on 10 DVDs if you want

When Microsoft Flight Simulator comes out on August 18th, fans of the long-running series in Europe will have the chance to buy a physical copy of the upcoming game. Usually, that wouldn't be a big deal, but Flight Simulator will come on a whopping 10 discs. The package is coming courtesy of a publisher named Aerosoft that struck…

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