Microsoft news recap: Microsoft Teams ending IE 11 support soon, HoloLens 2 Development Edition launches in US, 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!

Xbox Game Pass mobile app gets ready for EA Play and Xbox Series X|S enhanced games

Ahead of the launch of Xbox Series X|S and EA Play joining Xbox Game Pass next week, a new update for the Xbox Game Pass app prepares it for showing EA Play games once the service is available to Xbox Game Pass members. You can now also see what games are coming to Xbox Game Pass soon and queue them for installation once available.

Xbox Game Pass Mobile App

Microsoft Teams users will soon be able to reply to specific messages

Keeping up in fast-moving conversations or where multiple topics are being discussed is getting easier for Microsoft Teams users on desktop. Soon, it will be possible to reply to specific messages, or rather, quote a message.

Quote message Microsoft Teams

PSA: Microsoft Teams web app will end support for IE 11 later this month

After announcing it back in August, Microsoft Teams will be ending support for its web app on Internet Explorer 11 by the end of this month. Microsoft is recommending users switch to the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge.

Ie New

Microsoft finally launches HoloLens 2 Development Edition in the United States

This week saw Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Development Edition launch in the United States, offering a bundle of hardware to help developers create content for the device. In addition, other regions will also see the HoloLens 2 Development Edition launch by the end of the year, including Canada and the UK, among others.

Microsoft's HoloLens 2
Microsoft’s HoloLens 2

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