Microsoft news recap: Voice Chat arrives on Bing Chat desktop, Western Digital announces Xbox Series X|S expansion cards, 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!

Bing Chat’s desktop version now supports Voice Chat

It’s now possible to interact with Bing Chat using your voice on desktop, replicating the functionality that’s been available on mobile. It means less typing, making it quicker to have a conversation with Bing Chat and get the answers you need.

Bing Chat

Microsoft Store Ads expand globally, unveiling new features to empower advertisers and enhance reach

Microsoft has expanded its Microsoft Store Ads platform globally to over 150 regions, allowing developers to further enhance the visibility of their apps and games across the world.

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Minecraft hits general availability on Chromebooks

Back in March, an early access version of Minecraft for Chromebook was launched, and as of this week, Minecraft on Chromebook has now hit general availability, opening up the world of Minecraft to those who use Chromebooks.

Western Digital officially announces its new Xbox Series X|S expansion cards

Seagate is no longer the only option when looking to expand the storage on your Xbox Series X|S, as Western Digital has announced its new storage expansion cards, with the company to offer a 512GB and 1TB option, with them being slightly more affordable than Seagate’s comparable products.

Western Digital Xbox Series Expansion Cards Custom

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