Microsoft news recap: Microsoft shuts down COVID-19 cybercrime domains, LinkedIn adds name pronunciation, 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 365 Office dashboard updated with a beautiful new design

The Microsoft 365 Office dashboard has had a refresh, bringing a new design that features more rounded corners, as well as a touch of Fluent Design.

Microsoft 365 new dashboard

Microsoft shuts down cybercrime domains using COVID-19 related lures

Cyber criminals have been making the most of the Coronavirus pandemic, setting up domains to trick unsuspecting users into handing over private information. Microsoft has been working on shutting down a number of COVID-19 domains being using by criminals.

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Game developers are now using Project xCloud to access Xbox Development Kits remotely

Microsoft’s Project xCloud game streaming service is allowing game developers to access Xbox Development Kits remotely, making working from home whilst being a game developer that little bit easier.

We went hands on with both Project xCloud and Google Stadia, here are our first impressions

LinkedIn adds audio name pronunciation cues to user profiles

If you have ever struggled on pronouncing someone’s name, LinkedIn is aiming to make it easier with its new feature. Users can record the pronunciation of their name, in turn allowing other users to listen to how it’s pronounced.

LinkedIn mobile app could soon get dark mode support

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