Microsoft news recap: Mixer begins making changes, Build 2020 registrations open, 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 brushes aside Nintendo and Sony as its looks to Amazon and Google as new gaming rivals

It appears that, at least as far as gaming is concerned, Microsoft is seeing Amazon and Google as its main competitors going forward, rather than Nintendo or Sony, which you would be forgiven for expecting. This looks to be due to their cloud computing empires, which Microsoft likely sees as the future of gaming.

Microsoft’s Mixer begins making changes to the apps, Xbox One experience, and streamer features

As promised, Microsoft is beginning to make changes to its game streaming service, Mixer. One of the changes includes increasing the number of Embers received for what you pay, as well as releasing a new video player on the Mixer app, among other changes.

Registrations are now open for Microsoft’s Build 2020 developer conference

Microsoft’s annual developer conference is coming around once again. Registrations for Build 2020 are now open.

Big Microsoft reorg news: Panos Panay to head both Windows client and hardware, Joe Belfiore to Office, Jeff Teper to lead Teams

This week saw a bit of a reorganisation, with Panos Panay taking charge of both the Windows client and hardware, whilst Joe Belfiore takes over Office, and Jeff Teper taking charge of Microsoft Teams.

Panos Panay Surface Neo

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