Microsoft news recap: AMD working with Microsoft on next Xbox console, Office 2016 for Mac now supports 3D models, 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!

Office 2016 for Mac now lets you insert and rotate 3D models in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Users of Office 2016 for Mac can now insert and rotate 3D models in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as part of the latest update. 3D models can be imported from local files, or from Microsoft’s Remix 3D online service.

AMD and Microsoft are working on the next Xbox console together

Microsoft is seemingly already well underway on its next Xbox console, with the company saying at E3 2018 that it will be focusing on cloud-based gaming. Now, we’ve learned that Microsoft is working alongside AMD to create its next console, confirming it will be the chipset maker behind the console.

Microsoft gives Office 365 apps greater malware protection

Office 365 now has enhanced malware protection by integrating the apps with the Antimalware Scan Interface. The integration works by logging macro behaviour, performing a scan, and stopping malicious behaviour.

Xbox One console exclusive Halo 5 isn’t coming to PC, Microsoft says

Despite rumours that Microsoft could bring Halo 5 to PC, the company has now come out and said that it has no plans to bring its latest iteration in the main Halo franchise to the PC.

Halo 5 Guardians

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