Microsoft news recap: cloud success being measured by usage, Microsoft Teams gets HD audio and more

Jack Wilkinson

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Microsoft (MSFT) 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’s Edge dev team releases new cross-platform version of its Node-ChakraCore engine

2 years ago, Microsoft open sourced its Edge ChakraCore engine. Now, after announcing last year that it wants to bring the engine to macOS and Linux, the company has released a cross-platform version of its Node-ChakraCore engine.

Microsoft’s cloud first strategy has it focusing on usage as InTune adds 2 million users in June

As Microsoft’s strategy continues to be ever-more reinforced with the cloud, the company has begun to focus on usage as a measurement of success, rather than revenue. A recent example is InTune adding 2 million users in June, showing strong usage, leading it to be a successful product.

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Microsoft makes cloud moves: joins Cloud Native Group, previews Azure Container Instances service

Microsoft is joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a platinum member as part of its open source strategy. Additionally, the company is aiming to compete with Amazon Web Services offering a public preview of Azure Container Services, a single container that is billed by the second.

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Microsoft Teams iOS apps updated with HD audio and video, new meetings tab and more

Microsoft business communication tool, Microsoft Teams, has received a significant update on iOS, bringing HD audio and video, a new meetings tab and more. With this update, the app on both iOS and Android are nearly identical in terms of features.

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