Microsoft news recap: Microsoft Edge offers 5GB of built-in free VPN usage, ambitious plan to double revenue by 2030, 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 reportedly sold over 21 million Xbox Series X|S units

Whilst Microsoft doesn’t typically publish console unit sales figures any longer, a user has tweeted a slide reportedly from a presentation at Microsoft’s ID@Xbox Developer Accelerator Programme, in which the slide states that sales of Xbox Series X|S consoles has surpassed 21 million, rising to over 79 million when factoring in the Xbox One.

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Microsoft Edge enhances user privacy with 5GB of free built-in VPN

Microsoft Edge’s built-in one-click VPN service, powered by Cloudflare, has bumped up its free usage from 1GB to 5GB, enhancing users privacy and providing a more sufficient level of usage for most users.

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Minecraft movie to begin shooting August 7 in New Zealand

The Minecraft movie, scheduled to launch on April 4, 2025, is reported to commence shooting next month, on August 7 in New Zealand.

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Microsoft CEO sets an ambitious plan to double revenue to $500B by 2030

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has outlined his goal to double the revenue of the company by 2030, taking the company to $500B in revenue. Through the implementation of a growth-oriented strategy, Nadella wants to achieve a 10% annual revenue increase each year.


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