Microsoft news recap: Mixer tries to engage users, Sticky Notes comes to the web, 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 starts upgrading more users to Skype 8 after dropping support for classic app
With the Skype classic app no longer being supported as of this week, Microsoft has begun pushing more users to upgrade to Skype 8, which is its cross-platform, modern Skype client.
We are now upgrading more users to Skype 8. Based on your feedback we added: Show Skype version on sign-in screen
Setting for a secondary ringing device
Advanced webcam settings
Separate Skype volume control on Mac
Setting for incoming call notifications for Do Not Disturb mode
— peter skillman (@peterskillman) November 2, 2018
Users brand OneNote’s move away from the desktop a “stupid waste”
Alongside Office 2019 becoming available, it has been found that the OneNote desktop application will no longer be supported. It instead asks users to use the UWP alternative from the Microsoft Store on Windows 10, which is making some users unhappy about OneNote’s move away from the desktop.
Mixer announces “Season 2” update with new features to drive user engagement
To increase engagement on Mixer, Microsoft is introducing Skills and Sparks Patronage. Skills allow viewers to use items such as GIFs and expressions, which spends Sparks. Using Skills and spending Sparks on partner channels will support that channel financially.
Microsoft’s Sticky Notes app is now live on the web
The Sticky Notes app by Microsoft appears to be getting a lot of attention lately. The company has now launched a web version of the app, which will also allow notes to sync between different devices.
That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Microsoft news.Further reading: Microsoft, Mixer, Office 2019, OneNote, Skype, Sticky Notes