Microsoft news recap: Skype brings back the "Away" status, Microsoft Edge coming to macOS, and more

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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!

Skype brings back “Away” status with latest Insider build

Apparently Microsoft still can't decide on whether it wants to have an "Away" status on Skype or not, but for now at least, it has brought the status symbol back.

Microsoft news recap: skype brings back the "away" status, microsoft edge coming to macos, and more - onmsft. Com - december 9, 2018

It’s official, Microsoft Edge will become a Chromium-based browser next year

Microsoft will be moving away from its EdgeHTML rendering engine in Microsoft Edge, and instead, move its browser to the Chromium rendering engine. Perhaps the biggest announcement, however, is that it is bringing Microsoft Edge to macOS.

Microsoft news recap: skype brings back the "away" status, microsoft edge coming to macos, and more - onmsft. Com - december 9, 2018

Android users get Timeline support via Edge app with new beta update

The Microsoft Edge app on Android has brought along Timeline support for Android users who also use Windows 10, bringing browser or app session support to Timeline without the need for having to use Microsoft Launcher.

Microsoft news recap: skype brings back the "away" status, microsoft edge coming to macos, and more - onmsft. Com - december 9, 2018

New next-gen Xbox Scarlett rumors surface: will use Zen 2, possibly [email protected]

Rumours for the next Xbox generation, codenamed Xbox Scarlett, are surfacing. Some of the rumoured enhancements include using Zen 2 and AMD-powered GPUs, potentially bringing 4K, 60FPS support.

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

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