Microsoft news recap: Milburo acquisition, casual games could be coming to Microsoft Teams, and more

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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!

Microsoft Teams reportedly working on adding casual games

According to a new report, Microsoft is working on bringing casual games into Microsoft Teams, with the aim being to allow meeting participants to play against each other.


Microsoft announces Viva Sales, connecting Microsoft 365 with sales CRMs

Viva Sales is Microsoft’s latest tool, aiming to connect Microsoft 365 with sales CRMs. It has three core themes which, essentially, target Microsoft’s rival, Salesforce.

  • As sellers are working, they can tag customers in Outlook, Teams or Office applications like Excel, and Viva Sales will automatically capture it as a customer record, layered with all relevant data about the customer.
  • Real-time customer insights provide a deeper understanding of where each customer is in their purchase journey, and how to guide the relationship.
  • Viva Sales is using Context IQ, announced last fall, to ensure relevant content is connected across Microsoft apps and services — like Dynamics 365 and Microsoft
    365 — so sellers save time and stay in the flow of work.

Microsoft announces Viva Sales, connecting Microsoft 365 with sales CRMs - - June 16, 2022

Microsoft acquires Milburo to bolster foreign threat detection and response solutions

Microsoft has entered into an agreement to acquire Milburo, a specialist in foreign threat and research detection. The aim of the acquisition is to help bolster foreign threat detection and response solutions, backed up by Microsoft’s plan to roll the company into its Customer Security and trust organisation.


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