Microsoft news recap: Ignite 2019 to take place in Orlando, Skype Classic to be dropped, 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 will drop support for Skype Classic in November

Over the coming months, Microsoft will begin pushing users of Skype’s classic applications on desktop and mobile over to the new Skype experience, version 8. Support for Skype Classic will come to an end in November.

Microsoft to return to Orlando for Ignite 2019

As Ignite 2018 comes to an end, Microsoft has already announced that the next Ignite conference, in 2019, will be returning to Orlando, Florida. Instead of taking place in late September, it will instead take place in early November.

Volkswagen partners with Microsoft to build new “automotive cloud”

In another win for Microsoft’s Azure platform, the company has teamed up with Volkswagen to create the “Volkswagen Automotive Cloud” which will support Volkswagen’s future connected cars. Little detail is known, but it’s likely this will allow users to purchase services from within their cars, receive software updates, and more.

Microsoft adds Translator to Swiftkey Android app, works with 60 languages

Microsoft’s acquired keyboard app, Swiftkey, has received a new update on Android that adds a translator with 60 languages out-of-the-box.

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