The Microsoft News Digest is a weekly feature highlighting top Microsoft news from the past week. Sit down, have a coffee and happy reading!
Microsoft acquires IoT security provider ReFirm Labs
ReFirms Labs, an IoT security vendor that has worked on developing new methods for detecting security vulnerabilities, has been acquired by Microsoft for an undisclosed sum.
After all, Xbox doesn’t have a two-year console exclusivity on Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision for Gaming.
The French website Xbox Wire posted a message claiming that there was a two-year console exclusivity agreement on Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision for Gaming, which led to many discussions on the subject of exclusivity agreements. in games. However, the message has since been deleted and Microsoft has confirmed that the information is inaccurate.
Dona Sarkar lands new role as head of accessibility technology for Microsoft
Former Windows Insider program manager who later joined the Azure team, Dona Sarkar, is now taking on a new role at Microsoft to lead accessibility technology for the entire company.
I’m *so honored* to lead accessibility technology for the entire company 🚀 pic.twitter.com/ma0wecr6JQ
—Dona Sarkar (@donasarkar) June 1, 2021
Minecraft Dungeons video game draws over 11.5 million players across 232 regions
The team behind Minecraft Dungeons has released a bunch of interesting stats about Minecraft’s dungeon crawler spin-off. One of the main stats is that there are over 11.5 million players, spread across 232 regions. Check out more game stats here.
This week in Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams users can now use apps in external meetings and chats
External Meetings and Chats can now support apps, and the enhancement is currently rolling out to users.
Microsoft Teams calls just got more secure with support for end-to-end encryption in July
It has been announced that calls in Microsoft Teams will get end-to-end encryption in July, which will help make communications on Teams more secure.
Microsoft Teams will add a much-requested feature by the community
A most requested feature by Microsoft Teams users, the platform will add the ability to allow users to delete private chats. Although no ETA is available, Microsoft has promised an update on the feature request “soon”.
Microsoft Teams for iOS and Android will soon allow users to translate channel messages
iOS and Android apps for Microsoft Teams will soon allow users to translate messages in channels, helping users understand conversations that aren’t in their native language. It will use the Microsoft Translator service.
Microsoft Teams public preview gets native macOS notifications and a new Presenter Mode for meetings
The public preview of Microsoft Teams on macOS added native notification support, as well as a new Presenter Mode for meetings, which allows presenters to customize how shared content and video feeds are displayed to attendees.
It’s all for this week. We’ll be back next week with more news from Microsoft.