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 Authenticator adds cloud backup and recovery for Android
To make switching devices easier, Microsoft Authenticator on Android has followed suit with iOS, and added the ability to backup credentials to the cloud and recover them using your Microsoft Account. This helps negate the need of having to set all of your two-factor authentications again.
Microsoft Outlook will soon sync email signatures across devices
Ever had that annoyance of setting up the perfect email signature, only for it not to copy across when using a different device? Microsoft Outlook is aiming to solve that problem, as the email service will soon start to sync email signatures across devices.
New portable speaker from Microsoft appears in new patent
A new patent from Microsoft has been uncovered that looks to portray a portable speaker in the style of a Google Home Mini or Amazon Echo Dot. One of the people behind the patent is part of the Microsoft Teams team, meaning it could be a device focused on the enterprise market.
Microsoft throws support behind Huawei in ongoing trade ban
With the ongoing trade ban between the United States and Chinese tech firm Huawei, Microsoft has thrown its support behind Huawei. Microsoft President, Brad Smith, questioned the lack of coherent reasoning for the ban, amongst other concerns.
That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Microsoft news.Further reading: Huawei, Microsoft, Microsoft Authemticator, Microsoft Outlook