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Microsoft news recap: Microsoft Account to receive Fluent Design changes, iOS 11 users can open Office apps from within Apple’s Files app, and more

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 teases a Fluent Design makeover for its Microsoft account online dashboard

Microsoft has teased a new update that will be coming to the online dashboard for the Microsoft Account website. The new update brings across Microsoft’s Fluent Design, from Windows 10, to the web on the Microsoft Account website.

Microsoft to announce Build 2018 schedule on April 23

Despite Microsoft’s annual Build event being less than a month away, the company has kept what’s going on at the event under wraps. On April 23rd, the company will finally announce the schedule for Build 2018.

Bing Maps gains more functionality for UK users

UK users of Bing Maps will notice some new features being made available to them. In total, Microsoft is adding 5 new features. One of the more interesting features is that when searching for an address, Bing will now display which businesses are known to be at that address.

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iOS 11 users can now open Office files app right from Appleā€™s Files app

In an update to Microsoft’s suite of Office apps on iOS, Microsoft has now added the ability for Apple’s Files app to open Office-based documents in their respective Office app. This new feature was not mentioned in the changelogs, although is considered a major addition.

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

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