Microsoft (MSFT) news recap: Authenticator for iOS and Android, Bing Rewards overhaul and more

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Microsoft (MSFT) news recap is a weekly feature highlighting the top Microsoft news stories of the past week. Sit back, grab some coffee, and enjoy the read!

Microsoft Authenticator comes to iOS and Android

As previously announced, Android and iOS users that use Microsoft-powered apps now have the Microsoft Authenticator available for download. The multifactor authentication tool keeps your account for products such as OneDrive and Outlook secure across multiple platforms now.

Microsoft looking for cloud experts to become Azure MVPs

The Azure MVP Program has expanded its search for knowledgeable customers, clients, and experts that are interested in becoming involved. Approved specialists  can get early access to Microsoft products, obtain exclusive passes to events, and build relationships with local Microsoft teams.

Bing Rewards is now Microsoft Rewards, offers perks for using Edge, shopping at Windows or Microsoft Stores

Six years of earning rewards by searching with Bing has expanded to a larger target. Now, shopping on Microsoft and Windows Store’s and browsing with Microsoft Edge will also build up credits to earn you Microsoft Rewards.

Microsoft is looking for Visio for iPad testers

The business graphics application Visio is still under testing. Microsoft is looking for up to 2,000 iPad owners to join their exclusive beta testing to provide informative feedback.

UK Microsoft Store drops Elite X3 price to match, including Desk Dock

In anticipation of the HP Elite X3, UK Microsoft Store has decided to match the pre-order price instead of the previously higher tag. However, the latter is unclear on their shipping date whereas UK Microsoft Store has a set date of August 22.

Microsoft supports Wi-Fi Alliance LTE Unlicensed plans, has some concerns

As a founding member of the Wi-Fi Alliance, Microsoft has expressed their concern towards the Coexistence Test Plan (CTP). A letter was written by the company to the WFA expressing that they hope the CTP will be able to find a fair balance between LTE and Wi-Fi services.

Microsoft Garage is looking for students and researchers to try out Sourcerer for Android

Students and researchers are being encouraged to try out the latest Microsoft Garage app called Sourcerer. The team is only looking for about 20-50 individuals, so interested parties that are qualified should sign up as soon as possible.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella turns 49 years old, here’s some trivia to help celebrate

CEO Satya Nadella celebrated his birthday of 49 years, half of that being within the Microsoft Corporation. The Times of India posted a fun list of quirks and tidbits that you may or may not know about the visionary corporate leader.

That’s all for this week in Microsoft but be sure to check in regularly to be on top of the latest news!

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