Microsoft news recap: Surface Thunderbolt 4 Dock launched, Bing Chat arrives on SwiftKey, 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!

Bing Chat makes its way to SwiftKey on Android

SwiftKey for Android has become the latest of Microsoft’s products to get some form of AI, with Bing Chat integration now rolling out to users. Coming through SwiftKey Beta, it allows users to make use of Bing Chat within any app, and has a feature to rewrite text into a given tone.

Bing could make Google pay a price to remain the default search engine on Apple devices

Microsoft’s AI additions to Bing may result in Google having to pay a heftier price tag to remain as the default search engine on Apple devices, with a Barclays analyst saying “Every five points of TAC rate increase (vs. gross iOS search revenue in the TAC zone) would weigh on Google’s [operating income] by 3%”.

Bing with AI Copilot

Microsoft officially launches Surface Thunderbolt 4 Dock

The Surface Thunderbolt 4 Dock was launched this week, offering users hree USB-C ports, three USB-A ports, a 3.5mm audio jack, a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet port, and a security lock slot.. The dock provides data transfer rates of up to 40Gbps.

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Unilever goes cloud only with Azure as primary cloud platform

Unilever has completed migrating its 148,000-strong workforce over to Microsoft Azure, working with Accenture over an 18-month period to complete the migration. Unilever represents yet another large company to make the move to Microsoft Azure.

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