Microsoft news recap: Xbox Live wobbles, former Google Cloud exec to head up GitHub, 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!

Signing in to Xbox Live is currently down again

Xbox Live hasn’t had its best week. Users have had to endure a week of hiccups and downtime with the Xbox Live service, with one downtime even requiring users to restart their consoles after it caused a black screen.

Former Google Cloud exec to head up Microsoft’s GitHub

Following Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub, a former Google Cloud exec has been appointed to head up GitHub. Shanku Niyogi is coming on as the head of product development.

Microsoft, GitHub

Xbox Game Pass starting to pay off as gaming revenue had best quarter ever

Microsoft’s bet on a Netflix-like service, Xbox Game Pass, for games appears to be paying off, as gaming revenue climbed to have its best quarter ever.

Xbox Game Pass

Redesigned Outlook for iOS app is now available for all users

Outlook users on iOS can enjoy a treat this week as Microsoft releases a redesigned Outlook app on iOS.

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