Microsoft news recap: Surface revenue drops, Microsoft Rewards comes to Australia and more

Jack Wilkinson

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Microsoft (MSFT) 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’s Q3 earnings show steady Office gains, sharp drop in Surface revenue

Microsoft has released its Q3 earnings and it hasn’t painted such a rosy picture of its Surface revenue. In fact, its Surface line suffered a 26% drop in revenue. Gaming, Office and search ad revenue all saw increases.

Surface Book Panos Panay

Microsoft backpedals to revert Azure AD login changes, vows to do better

Microsoft’s Azure team have acted to revert changes they made to the Azure AD login page, as what was dubbed a “sudden change” confused employers and employees.

Microsoft, Azure, CDN, Azure CDN

Microsoft Rewards is now live in Australia

Microsoft has launched its rewards program, Microsoft Rewards, in Australia, marking another territory it is now available in.A

Man and Woman Using Microsoft Rewards

Kaspersky won’t sue Microsoft for anti-trust, for now anyway

After David Kaspersky of security company Kaspersky once wanted to sue Microsoft for anti-trust, he’s now said that Microsoft has made a few changes and are listening to them, so they won’t sue – at least, for now, that is.

Microsoft continues to break stock price records as NASDAQ soars

Despite seeing a 26% drop in Surface revenue for Q3, it seems Microsoft’s stock price has still continued to reach highs, as it hit the 6,000 mark for the first time.

That’s all the top Microsoft news for this week – we’ll be back next week with more!