Microsoft news recap: Xbox Game Pass for PC rebrands to PC Game Pass, hiring process overhaul, 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!

Microsoft was reportedly close to bringing Xbox Cloud Gaming to Apple’s iOS App Store

Following rhe Epic vs. Apple court battle, private emails between Apple and Microsoft have surfaced that shed light on discussions that took place between the two companies, showing how they were working towards an agreement to bring Xbox Cloud Gaming to iOS on the App Store, prior to hitting a roadblock and Microsoft deciding to take the web app route as an alternative.

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Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass for PC rebrands as PC Game Pass

What was called Xbox Game Pass for PC has been rebranded as PC Game Pass, in what appears to be a move to simplify the service name to resonate with more casual PC gamers who may, at first, think the service is for those with an Xbox console.

Microsoft will overhaul hiring processes after DOJ investigates discrimination cases

Microsoft has reached a settlement with the US Justice Department, after the company faced charges of discriminating against job applicants who were not U.S. citizens. As a result, Microsoft is overhauling its hiring processes.

Microsoft apparently offers users with pirated Office versions half off Microsoft 365 subscriptions

According to a new report, Microsoft is offering users who are using pirated Office versions a discount off of a Microsoft 365 subscription, as an incentive to move to a legitimate version of Office. It offers a 50% discount on a Microsoft 365 subscription.

Microsoft apparently offers users with pirated office versions half off microsoft 365 subscriptions - onmsft. Com - december 7, 2021

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