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!
Bing Chat finally hits general availability, with third-party plugins on the way
This week saw Bing Chat enter general availability, ending the need to join a waitlist to get access, instead people can jump straight in to using Bing Chat. Additionally, Microsoft has confirmed that it is working to add third-party plugin in support, giving an example of finding and booking a restaurant on OpenTable via Bing Chat.
Microsoft further integrates the new Bing in Edge
As Microsoft continues to push the new Bing, the company has begun testing a new “Ask Bing Chat” option in the right-click context menu when selecting text. The new option is not currently available to everyone, but does offer a new way to access Bing Chat and send information to it to receive more context.
— Leopeva64 (@Leopeva64) April 29, 2023
Xbox Game Pass unveils new friend referral program
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PC Game Pass members are receiving a new feature to invite up to five friends to a 14-day free trial of PC Game Pass, as part of a new friend referral program that has been launched.
Minecraft Legends gets its first update as game surpasses 3 million players
The latest game under the Minecraft umbrella, Minecraft Legends, has crossed the 3 million players mark, and also saw its first update this week, bringing a number of improvements, but notably the ability to invite friends to join your team in matchmaking.
#MinecraftLegends just launched and over 3 million players have already hopped in! We’re pleased to announce our first game update, which is starting to make its way to supported platforms right now!
— Minecraft Legends (@legends_game) April 28, 2023
That’s it for this week. We will be back next week with more Microsoft news.