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’s Surface Earbuds get delayed to Spring 2020
If you were looking forward to Microsoft’s own take on truly wireless earphones, the Surface Earbuds, you’ll need to wait a bit longer. Microsoft has delayed the launch of its Surface Earbuds to Spring in 2020. It’s not clear what has caused the delay.
Product-making is about the relentless pursuit to get all the details right, which takes time…sometimes more than we planned on. To ensure we deliver the best possible experience for you, our fans & customers, Surface Earbuds will now launch worldwide in Spring 2020 #Surface
— Panos Panay (@panos_panay) November 21, 2019
Microsoft is testing a new Gmail and Google Drive integration on Outlook.com
Some users of Outlook.com are currently able to test some interesting new features that Microsoft is experimenting with. These features include integration with Gmail and Google Drive.
Slack calls out Microsoft’s eerily similar marketing of Teams
Microsoft’s marketing of its Teams service has been called out by Slack for being similar to one of its previous marketing videos.
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— Slack (@SlackHQ) November 21, 2019
Slack fights back, says Microsoft’s Teams numbers show low engagement
With Microsoft Teams having more daily active users than Slack, Slack has now moved to using engagement metrics as a way to counter Microsoft Teams.
That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Microsoft news.Further reading: Gmail, Microsoft, Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Slack, Surface Earbuds