Microsoft news recap: Build cancelled and replaced with a virtual event, E3 cancelled but replaced with Xbox digital event, 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 reportedly cancels Build 2020, will become a virtual event (update: confirmed)

With Coronavirus showing no signs of stopping, Microsoft has taken the decision to cancel Build 2020. Instead, the company will host a virtual event.

Microsoft’s Build 2020 conference will be on May 19-21, 2020 in Seattle

Microsoft Teams users will soon be able to chat and call with Skype consumer users

Microsoft is set to launch Microsoft Teams + Skype integration for consumers. It’s expected in April, according to a message sent toOffice 365 users by Microsoft.

Microsoft to hold Xbox digital event in lieu of now cancelled E3

This week saw E3 being cancelled due to Coronavirus. But instead, Microsoft has decided to hold a digital event for Xbox. More information, such as timing, is expected to be announced over the coming weeks.

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