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!
All Mixer streamers can now request verification and access to monetization features
Good news for new-comers to Microsoft’s streaming platform, Mixer, as the platform now allows all Mixer streamers to request access to monetisation features, as well as verification of their profile.
Mike Ybarra, Corporate Vice President for Xbox Live, Game Pass, and Mixer, is leaving the company
Mike Ybarra, a well-known figure in the Xbox community, as well as being Corporate Bice President for Xbox Live, Game Pass, and Mixer, has announced his departure from the company after a 20-year tenure.
After 20 years at Microsoft, it’s time for my next adventure. It’s been a great ride at Xbox and the future is bright. Thanks to everyone at TeamXbox, I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve accomplished and I wish you the best. More soon on what’s next for me (super excited)! 1/2…
— Mike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) October 9, 2019
Microsoft is offering a slimmed down single “Office Mobile” app preloaded on select Samsung phones
Select Samsung phones will have a slimmed-down “Office Mobile” app that will be pre-loaded. The app is only available on the Galaxy Store, not the Google Play Store.
Microsoft to expand TV white spaces Airband Initiative globally
Microsoft’s aim of bringing broadband access to unserved areas of the U.S is expanding to become a global initiative. The aim is to reach 40 million people who have access to little or no high-speed broadband.
That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Microsoft news.Further reading: Microsoft, Mike Ybarra, Mixer, Office Mobile, Samsung