Microsoft news recap: manufacturing of Xbox One consoles ended in 2020, agreement for third-party to review harassment and discrimination policies, 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!

Microsoft agrees to third-party review of its harassment and discrimination policies

Plans are being drawn-up for a third-party to audit Microsoft’s sexual harassment and gender discrimination policies, after its board voted 78% in favour of the move. The aim is to identify improvements that can be made to its policies.

Microsoft agrees to third-party review of its harassment and discrimination policies - onmsft. Com - january 14, 2022

Bing and Yandex now share URLs submitted from Microsoft’s Indexnow protocol

IndexNow, a protocol created by Microsoft to facilitate indexing of new web content instantly, is to share submitted URLs across Bing and Yandex.

Bing and yandex now share urls submitted from microsoft's indexnow protocol - onmsft. Com - january 13, 2022

Microsoft stopped manufacturing all Xbox One consoles in 2020

Production of all Xbox One consoles came to an end in 2020, Microsoft revealed this week, as Sony confirmed it’s still manufacturing PS4 consoles, even today, and plans to do so for the forseeable.

Microsoft stopped manufacturaring all xbox one consoles in 2020 - onmsft. Com - january 13, 2022

Microsoft has reportedly sold over 12 million Xbox Series X|S consoles since launch

Whilst production of previous gen consoles may have come to an end, Microsoft’s current gen consoles, Xbox Series X|S have reportedly crossed the 12 million sales mark since their launch, making them the fastest-selling Xbox consoles, even despite a shortage of chips.

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