Microsoft news recap: physical Microsoft Stores closing, Mixer shutting down, and more

Jack Wilkinson

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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 closing its retail stores across the world and taking a $450M write-off

In what looks to be a response to the Coronavirus crisis and consumers increasingly moving to e-commerce for purchasing products, Microsoft has taken the decision to close its physical Microsoft Stores across the world, though some will remain open as Microsoft Experience Centres.

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Microsoft releases new Xbox Series X console ad highlighting 120fps gameplay and confirmed games

A new ad shows off 120fps gameplay on Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox Series X, as well as confirming some games that are coming to the new console.

Xbox Series X 120fps.
Xbox Series X 120fps.

Mixer is dead, Microsoft partnering with Facebook for game streaming future

This week saw the announcement that Microsoft is closing its live streaming service, Mixer, down. It will be partnering with Facebook its own Facebook Gaming platform.

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Outlook on the web will now let you send emails later

Sometimes you might want to compose an email but not send it until later. Now, Outlook on the web allows you to schedule emails that will automatically sent at a specified time.

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