Microsoft news recap: new LinkedIn office, Brad Smith gives a student a Surface Laptop and more

Jack Wilkinson

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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 continues to invest in Detroit, to open new LinkedIn office

After acquiring LinkedIn, Microsoft has announced that it is to open a new LinkedIn office in Detroit, Michigan. Mike Gamson, SVP of Global Solutions at LinkedIn provided the reasoning for choosing Detroit in a statement, saying “we chose Detroit because we believe the Motor City presents a unique opportunity for LinkedIn to hire top talent and be a part of an exciting economic turnaround story.”

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Microsoft launches a Chrome extension designed for a single Azure Active-Directory sign-in

To assist users into signing-in to their services, Microsoft has launched a Chrome extension to allow for a single Azure Active-Directory sign-in. The extension allows users to sign-in to supported services on Windows 10.

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Middle School Math student writes letter to Microsoft’s Brad Smith, gets Surface Laptop in return

A middle school math student, by the name of Sky Yi, recently wrote to Microsoft’s President and Chief Legal Officer, Brad Smith, and in return received a Surface Laptop.

Microsoft is using Artifical Intelligence to keep sailplanes in the air

In a new project, Microsoft has been making use of advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help keep sailplanes in the air.

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