Microsoft news recap: Microsoft Studios acquires 2 more game studios, Samsung could embed Microsoft cloud services in phones, 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 Studios acquires InXile Entertainment and Obsidian Entertainment

At its XO18 event, Microsoft announced that it has acquired 2 more game studios. Obsidian Entertainment and InXile Entertainment are joining the Microsoft Studios umbrella.

LinkedIn Learning adds 3rd party content from Harvard Business Publishing, more

LinkedIn’s Learning platform continues to grow, helping members learn new skills and become better at what they do. LinkedIn Learning has now added additional 3rd party content from the likes of Harvest Business Publishing, Treehouse, and more.

Microsoft’s Azure gets a big win with Gap cloud services deal

Microsoft continues to engross its Azure services into the retail sector. The company has now won over Gap, adding its Azure services and Microsoft 365 throughout the company. Gap aims to use Azure to improve the customer experience.

Microsoft, Azure, Gap

Samsung could begin to embed Microsoft cloud services in phones as part of stepped up partnership

In addition to winning over Gap, Samsung may also be joining the fold. To help improve its artificial intelligence and cloud computing offerings, Samsung has partnered with Microsoft to utilise Azure. There are also reports that Samsung may want to use Azure services in their phones.

Samsung, logo

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