Microsoft news recap: 75 million daily active Microsoft Teams users, Build 2020 free to attend online, and more

Jack Wilkinson


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 Teams now has more than 75 million daily active users

As more and more businesses turn to remote working in the face of the global pandemic, Microsoft Teams was able to cross the 75 million daily active users milestone this month.

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Build 2020 will reportedly be free to attend online (updated: free registration now open)

Microsoft’s annual Build conference is going online this year. What’s more, it will be free to attend, with registrations now open.

New details about Surface Earbuds and new Surface headphones leak

Information on Microsoft’s upcoming audio devices, Surface Earbuds and Surface headphones, has leaked. A manual for the Surface Earbuds is reportedly listed on an FCC listing, and gives information on touch gestures, whilst a separate report shows that the Surface headphones could support Bluetooth 5.0, have 20 hours of battery life, and more.

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Microsoft rebrands Visual Studio Online as “Codespaces”

This month has seen the announcement that Visual Studio Online will be rebranded to become Visual Studio Codespaces. Amongst the news, Microsoft is also lowering the pricing for Codespaces Azure Compute.

Visual Studio Codespaces

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