Microsoft news recap: BBC teams up with Microsoft for voice-controlled iPlayer, Remix 3D updated and more

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Microsoft (MSFT) 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!

The BBC teams up with Microsoft to create a voice-controlled iPlayer service

As part of a new partnership between the BBC and Microsoft, the two company’s have been working on creating a prototype version of the BBC’s iPlayer service that allows for voice control, making it easier to find programs to watch on the on-demand TV service.

Is Microsoft Word making your writing worse?

Slate, an online magazine, has criticised Microsoft’s Word processor for making writing worse by providing incorrect grammatical suggestions or recommending changes where changes aren’t needed.

Remix 3D, Microsoft’s hosted 3D content site, gets an update

Microsoft has released a rather large update for Remix 3D that enables users to see breakdowns of how models are put together, as well as see how their models are used in creations after being uploaded.

Public previews are now available for Microsoft account, Azure AD sign in experience to more testers

For some time now, Microsoft has been working on a new Microsoft Account sign-in page, as well as Azure AD. Now, more users are able to access the public previews of the new sign-in screens.

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