Microsoft news recap: Skype getting yet another redesign, Azure receives rebranding and more

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 buys 65 acres in heart of Silicon Valley, eyes cloud and internet expansion

In what is reported to be an interest in expanding its cloud and internet areas, Microsoft has purchased 65 acres of land in Silicon Valley.

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Microsoft teases another redesign for its new Skype experience, shipping soon on iOS

While Skype only very recently received an overhaul, the company is once again changing up the design on Skype. This change is coming to iOS first, then to other platforms.

Microsoft pledges $1 million, provides free Skype calls to Puerto Rico after devastating hurricane

After a hurricane that has devastated Puerto Rico, Microsoft has pledged $1 million to assist the area, as well as opening up Skype by offering free calls to Puerto Rico.

Ignite 2017: Microsoft Azure gets new logo, tagline

At Ignite 2017 this year, Microsoft showed off a new Azure logo, as well as its new tagline for the cloud side of its business. The new tagline reads “Azure. Cloud for all.”, showing Microsoft’s vision for wanting everyone to be making use of the cloud.

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

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