Microsoft news recap: Movies & TV service could be coming to iOS and Android, dark mode for, and more

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Email Twitter: @TheJackah Jul 8th, 2018 inNews

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 is reportedly planning to bring its Movies & TV service to iOS and Android

Microsoft’s Windows 10-only Movies & TV service could be set to open up to iOS and Android in the future, as it is reported that the company is planning to create a Movies & TV app for Apple’s and Google’s mobile platforms, helping it compete with Apple’s iTunes and Google’s Play Movies.

Microsoft is working on a new dark mode for its webmail

Users of Microsoft’s email service, Outlook, who use the web-based client,, are set to receive a dark mode in the future as the company has begun working on an alternative theme for those who don’t wish to be blinded while handling emails late at night. Beta

Skype starts testing read receipts to let you know who read your messages

Catching on to the trend of just about every other messaging application, Skype is now testing read receipts, allowing you to see when people have read the messages you’ve sent them – and, making it awkward to read but not reply to contacts’ messages.

Microsoft announces architects, contractors for Redmond campus modernization

Microsoft is modernising its Redmond campus, which involves designing 3 million square feet of workspace, covering 72 acres of land. The company has now announced the architects and contractors who will be involved in the large-scale project.

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

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