Microsoft news recap: LinkedIn announces redesign, Microsoft Flight Simulator to get free Japan World Update, and more

Jack Wilkinson

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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!

LinkedIn announces major redesign with Teams meetings integration and Snapchat-inspired Stories

A major redesign of LinkedIn has been announced, which will affect both the web and mobile experiences of the professional social network. The aim of the redesign is to make LinkedIn more “easy, inclusive, enjoyable,” and to put the “community front and center.”

Linkedin Redesign

Microsoft Flight Simulator is getting free Japan World Update on September 29

Next week, Microsoft Flight Simulator will be taking to the skies to Japan, as its first free content update arrives that is dedicated to Japan.

Microsoft to release new standalone version of Office next year to succeed to Office 2019

Next year, Microsoft is set to release a new standalone version of Microsoft Office, to succeed Office 2019. The standalone version is ideal for those who don’t wish to pay a regular subscription for access to Microsoft’s suite of products, including Office, and instead pay a one-off fee for a licence to use Office.

Office Word Excel Powerpoint

Bing mobile apps suffered a data leak, leaking 6.5TB of search data

This week it has been discovered that Microsoft’s Bing search engine was the subject of a data leak through its mobile apps. Search data from users using Bing’s mobile apps was exposed on a server that had its authentication removed, purportedly due to a misconfiguration.

Bing for iPhone App

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