Microsoft news recap: Bing Chat arrives on mobile apps, Inspire 2023 dates announced, 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 Image Creator gets closer to launch with Bing search results tests

It’s been a little while since we’ve heard much about Bing Image Creator, a tool to create images that don’t even exist, since the announcement of a preview last Fall. However, there have been reports of some tests appearing, with a “Create any Image” button showing alongside image search results in Bing.

Bing Chat comes to Bing and Edge Mobile apps, Skype

Available in preview, Bing Chat has made its way to mobile through the Bing and Edge mobile apps, following its initial launch on the web version of Bing. This opens up Bing Chat to more daily usage, as most people tend to search and interact with the web via their phone.

Microsoft announces Inspire 2023 dates alongside Partner of the Year Awards nominations

Dates for Microsoft’s annual partner event, Inspire 2023, have been announced. In addition, nominations for Partner of the Year Awards have been opened. Inspire 2023 is planned for July 18-19 2023.

Microsoft signs 10-year binding contract to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo

Whilst Microsoft continues to attempt to convince competition regulators around the world that its deal to acquire Activision Blizzard is a positive one for the industry, the company has signed a 10-year binding contract to bring Call of Duty to Nintendo games consoles.

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