Microsoft news recap: $9 billion spent on acquisitions, Microsoft’s Office apps go dark on iOS, and more

Jack Wilkinson

Microsoft 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 spent over $9 billion on acquisitions last fiscal year

In the last year, Microsoft has been splashing the cash on acquisitions, with 82% of it being spent on GitHub, the rest on 19 other acquisitions. In total, $9 billion was spent on acquisitions.

LinkedIn debuts Events tool to help people organize and promote physical networking events

Planning and announcing meetups on LinkedIn is now easier thanks to a new Events tool which aims to promote in-person networking events.

Microsoft’s Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps update on iOS with new dark mode option

The dark mode craze continues, as Microsoft updates its Office apps on iOS with an option for dark mode, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Microsoft Excel dark mode icon on iOS

Dark mode is now live on the Microsoft OneNote app on iOS devices

OneNote has also been updated to add support for a dark mode on iOS.

Microsoft's OneNote app on iOS, Dark Mode

That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Microsoft news.