Microsoft news recap: Xbox becomes official gaming partner of England football teams, LinkedIn drops its Stories feature, 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!

Xbox becomes new official gaming partner of the England football teams

Xbox has become the official gaming partner of the England football teams, with the brand set to launch a large marketing campaign in partnership with The Football Association, allowing it to reach football and gaming fans across the UK.

Outlook on the web will soon help users write better emails

A tone detector feature is set to launch in Outlook on the web this month. Initially rolling out to business users, the feature will use the Microsoft Editor browser extension to automatically detect the tone of the email and offer up suggestions for improving the tone.

Microsoft editor settings

Microsoft is holding another digital event focused on hybrid work on September 9

A digital event focused on hybrid work is being hosted by Microsoft on September 9. With the virtual event, Microsoft will talk about what the future of work could look like, and how companies can overcome the challenges of what the future work environment could bring.

LinkedIn to follow Twitter in removing its Stories feature less than a year after launch

It’s been less than a year since LinkedIn launched its Stories feature, and it has become apparent that the feature just wasn’t being used by users. As such, LinkedIn’s Stories feature will be removed by the end of the month. It’s not come without some benefit, however, as the social network plans to add some of Stories’ video editing features into a more permanent video feature.


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