Microsoft news recap: Microsoft Azure turns 8, MSN News beta for Android and iOS and more

Email Twitter: @TheJackah Feb 4th, 2018 inNews

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 Azure is 8 years old today

Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, Azure, turned 8 years old this week. Azure continues to be one of Microsoft’s strongest areas in terms of earnings growth.

Zero-day Adobe Flash Player vulnerability is making its rounds, targets Microsoft Office documents

Microsoft’s suite of Office products are being used as part of the latest zero-day vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player. Adobe is yet to release a patch for the exploit that allows embedded Flash content in Office documents to take control of a victim’s machine. The vulnerability affects Windows, Mac OS, Linux and Chrome OS.

Microsoft plans to release new features for To-Do

Over the next few months, Microsoft is planning on releasing a number of new features to its task manager app, Microsoft To-Do. Features such as sharing lists with others, sub-tasks, along with integration with Cortana and Outlook, among other planned features.

Project To-Do, Project Cheshire

Microsoft launches new MSN News beta app on iOS and Android

A new MSN News app is being beta tested on iOS and Android. The new app offers an improved UI, along with a light and dark theme.

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

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