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Microsoft news recap: MSN News becomes Microsoft News, free tier of Microsoft Teams briefly appears, 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!

New free tier for Microsoft Teams briefly appears in official documentation

In what may help Microsoft compete with the likes of Slack in the business communication world, the company looks to be working on a free tier of Microsoft Teams, as the free tier briefly appeared in official documentation for the service.

Microsoft Teams

MSN News app to become Microsoft News on iOS and Android

In what is seen as a move to compete with Google News and Apple News, Microsoft is rebranding its MSN news to Microsoft News on iOS and Android, providing its own dedicated news app with common branding.

Microsoft planning an Amazon Go rival storefront

Amazon may have thought it was the only player in the storefront of the future with its Amazon Go technology, however, it is now known Microsoft has shown a number of hardware and software solutions to retailers around the world, including Walmart, to track what customers place in their baskets, making for a seamless checkout experience.

Microsoft Launcher brings family safety features, Microsoft Rewards integration to the public

In its latest public update, Microsoft Launcher has picked up family safety features and Microsoft Rewards integration on Android in version 4.10.

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

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