Microsoft news recap: Microsoft Rewards comes to 38 more countries, hiring record broken, 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 Rewards expands to 38 new countries

Microsoft Rewards is now available in 58 countries, after adding an additional 38 countries this week, allowing more people to benefit from rewards points from using Microsoft products and services.

Microsoft Rewards expands to 38 new countries - OnMSFT.com - August 3, 2022

Microsoft reveals in interview that Xbox Cloud Gaming's hourly use had grown 1800% in the past year

In an interview, it has been revealed that hourly usage of Xbox Cloud Gaming has grown by 1800% in the past year, marking steep growth in the amount of play time taking place on the service.

Microsoft broke its own hiring record, adding 40,000 employees over the year

Over the past year, Microsoft has added an additional 40,000 employees, marking a record-breaking hiring spree. It takes the company to 221,000 total employees.

Microsoft broke its own hiring record, adding 40,000 employees over the year - OnMSFT.com - August 1, 2022

Microsoft Teams is officially optimized for Apple Silicon

Users of Apple M1 or M2 devices can now benefit from an optimised Microsoft Teams experience, after a native version of Microsoft Teams was launched following a beta test.

Microsoft Teams is officially optimized for Apple Silicon - OnMSFT.com - August 3, 2022

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

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