Microsoft news recap: concessions possible for EU regulators in Activision deal, LinkedIn gets a focused inbox, 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!

LinkedIn is rolling out a focused inbox, untainted by spam and scams

A focused inbox is being rolled out across LinkedIn that aims to reduce clutter in your inbox, by highlighting important messages and filtering out spam.

LinkedIn is rolling out a focused inbox, untainted by spam and scams - OnMSFT.com - December 2, 2022

Xbox Series X was a ‘hot’ item on Black Friday, report claims

According to data from Adobe, Xbox Series X was one of the top five hot products following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, a surprising change from expectations that the Xbox Series S would outperform, particularly as it was the only Xbox Series console to be discounted.

Xbox Series X was a 'hot' item on Black Friday, report claims - OnMSFT.com - December 1, 2022

Xbox Series X|S successor tentatively slated for a 2028 release

Hints about when the next generation of consoles may release are starting to drop, with Microsoft saying in response to a CMA issues statement, “Ineed (sic) the next new generation of consoles are not expected to be released before the fall of 2028 at the very earliest.”

Xbox Series X|S successor tentatively slated for a 2028 release - OnMSFT.com - November 29, 2022

Microsoft likely to offer EU regulators concessions in Activision Blizzard acquisition

Analysts are beginning to suggest that Microsoft might be ready to offer concessions to EU regulators in order to get its Activision Blizzard acquisition over the line.

Microsoft likely to offer EU regulators concessions in Activision Blizzard acquisition - OnMSFT.com - November 29, 2022

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