Microsoft news recap: teams up with Google and other companies for the Data Transfer Project, LinkedIn adds tools for content creators, 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, Google, and others join forces to help consumers move data between online services

In an effort to make it easier for consumers to move and transfer their data between different online services, Microsoft has teamed up with other tech giants, such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter, to launch the Data Transfer Project (DTP). Consumers will be able to transfer data such as photos, mail, tasks, calendar events, and contacts, to other services who are part of the project.

Data Transfer Project

Microsoft’s security team prevented a phishing attack by Russian actors on 3 congressional candidates

A security team at Microsoft working to stop phishing attacks from actors using Microsoft-branded domains discovered a phishing attack on 3 candidates in the midterm elections, and worked with US law enforcement and the government to stop the attack.

LinkedIn introduces better tools for content creators, new features in LinkedIn Messaging

LinkedIn is receiving a number of updates, including the ability to add captions to videos via SRT files, a “Me” page to see content you’ve shared, sharing attachments in messages, and more. Find out what’s new with LinkedIn here.


Microsoft continues to rake it in as 4th qtr earnings numbers are released

Microsoft’s focus on the cloud under CEO Satya Nadella continues to pay off, hiding its weaknesses in other areas. Revenue is up 14% compared to Q4 last year, while tax cuts added an additional benefit of $104 million.

Satya Nadella

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