Microsoft news recap: Microsoft Edge comes to iOS, Skype regaining classic presence controls and more

Jack Wilkinson

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Microsoft (MSFT) 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!

Classic presence controls are coming back to Microsoft’s new Skype apps

Following user feedback on the new Skype experience, Microsoft is giving users more control over their presence, such as the online and offline indicators. The changes will make it easier for users to change their presence, as well as see others’ presence.


Microsoft’s Arrow Launcher for Android becomes the Microsoft Launcher, now available in preview

As Microsoft continues its move away from its own mobile platform, Windows 10 Mobile, the company is updating its Android launcher, Arrow Launcher, to the Microsoft Launcher. The update is in preview now.

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It’s true: Microsoft Edge is coming to iOS and Android

In a surprise move, Microsoft unexpectedly announced that its Windows 10 browser, Microsoft Edge, will be making its way to both iOS and Android, enabling syncing of browsing data from Windows 10 PC to iOS and Android devices.

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Microsoft opens up the Microsoft Edge Preview on iOS to all users

Following the announcement of Microsoft Edge coming to iOS and Android, Microsoft has opened up the Microsoft Edge Preview for iOS to everyone. Users simply need to complete a form to request an invite to the TestPilot.

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