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!
Microsoft to present first ever Windows Developer Awards at Build next month
Microsoft's annual Build conference is fast approaching and this year will see the first ever Windows Developer Awards being handed out. The awards will be split into 4 categories, as well as 1 additional award:
- App Creator of the Year
- Game Creator of the Year
- Reality Mixer of the Year
- Core Maker of the Year
And last, but certainly not least:
- Ninja Cat of the Year
These awards will be dished out to developers who have created and published UWP apps on the Windows Store, to celebrate their creativity and, let's face it, commitment.
Earth Week is almost upon us, here is how Microsoft empowers individuals to be green
With Earth Day having now passed on April 22nd, Microsoft has decided to share how technology is helping further the cause for a healthier planet.
— Microsoft_Green (@Microsoft_Green) April 17, 2017
Microsoft To-Do now available in Preview on Windows 10, iOS and Android, will replace Wunderlist
Back in 2015, Microsoft purchased Wunderlist, a to-do list app. A couple years later, Microsoft is now aiming to bring Wunderlist under the umbrella of Microsoft's apps and services by replacing Wunderlist with Microsoft To-Do, a new app that is currently in Preview on Windows 10, iOS and Android.
Microsoft globally releases Phone Sign-In for Microsoft Accounts
Users of Microsoft's Authenticator app are now able to sign-in to their Microsoft Accounts with their iOS or Android devices, as the Phone Sign-In feature is now globally available - that is, if you're on iOS or Android. Sorry Windows phone users, you're out of luck, not even Microsoft has plans to release this to its own platform, due to low usage.
That's all the top Microsoft news for the past week - we'll be back next week with more!