Microsoft news recap: Microsoft out of the running for TikTok, Microsoft Edge to support default browser on iOS 14, 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!

Microsoft Teams is rolling out new Spotlight feature to highlight select meetings participants

A new feature is rolling out to Microsoft Teams users which allows the presenter to lock specific video feeds of participants for all attendees to see, making that the main video feed shown to all participants.

You’ll soon be able to set your default browser to Edge with iOS 14

Apple released its latest version of iOS this week, iOS 14. This added the ability for users to set their default mail and web browser apps for the first time. Microsoft this week began working on an update to Microsoft Edge on iOS to enable the ability for users to set it as their default browser. This feature has now been released to iOS users.

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Microsoft no longer part of TikTok’s future as bid is rejected

It’s been an off-and-on saga for awhile now, but Microsoft’s bid for TikTok has reached its end, with this week it being officially rejected. Instead, Oracle is now at the forefront of a potential deal to run TikTok’s US operations, in the face of an impending US ban.

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