Microsoft news recap: Forza Horizon 5 crosses 4.5 million players, Facebook and Microsoft work on Teams integration with Workplace, 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!

Xbox Design Lab adds customization options for personalized controllers

Microsoft’s custom Xbox controller design platform, Xbox Design Lab, is bringing more customisation options, as it brings back the ability to add rubberised grips, as well as new custom metallic colours, providing even more possibilities for controller customisation.

Microsoft expands new feedback portal to more Microsoft 365 apps and services

Microsoft’s new Feedback Portal has been expanded to include more apps and services from the Microsoft 365 collection, allowing users to provide their thoughts and ideas on more apps and services, in order to help improve them. In addition to Microsoft Teams and Edge, the new feedback portal now supports over 30 Microsoft 365 apps and services.

Metaverse worlds collide as Microsoft and Facebook work to integrate Teams into Workplace

Microsoft and Facebook (now Meta), have been working together to integrate Microsoft Teams with Meta’s productivity platform, Workplace. The new integration enables Microsoft Teams as a video conferencing option, whilst Workplace content can be brought into Teams.

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Forza Horizon 5 has already crossed 4.5 million players since launch

Whilst only released on November 9, Forza Horizon 5 has crossed the 4.5 million player count across Xbox, PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming. This milestone makes it the largest launch day for a first-party game.

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