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 pivots on its Political Action Committee donations after recent online controversy
Following online controversy over its political donation plans, Microsoft has now outlined its strategy to political donations going forward, outlining specific changes to its policies. One of the more immediate changes involves suspending donations to "all members of Congress who voted to object to the certification of electors."
Here are key changes to Microsoft’s PAC following listening sessions w/ employees. We will suspend donations for the 2022 election cycle for elected officials and organizations who supported the election being overturned https://t.co/mcz8fQZUiV
— Frank X. Shaw (@fxshaw) February 5, 2021
Microsoft Autofill can now sync your passwords across Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, and mobile devices
To make accessing your passwords across devices and platforms easier, Microsoft Autofill will sync passwords across devices and platforms, including Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, and mobile. The Microsoft Authenticator app is also rolling out an update to allow users to access their passwords from within the app.
Microsoft starts rolling out dark mode to OneDrive on the web
OneDrive on the web is finally beginning to receive the dark mode treatment, falling in line with a host of other apps and services by Microsoft. The dark mode theme for OneDrive on the web is now rolling out.
Microsoft agrees to comply to Australia’s new media laws that could threaten Google and Facebook
After Google threatened to leave the Australian market over planned new media laws, Microsoft has stepped in and said that it plans to comply with Australia's new laws, potentially aiming to replace Google's place in the market.
That's it for this week. We will be back next week with more Microsoft news.