Microsoft news recap: Xbox Series X|S now boot faster, projections for FY22 Q4 missed, 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 misses cautionary revenue projections for FY22 Q4

For FY22 Q4, Microsoft has reported that it has missed its revenue projections. Despite revenue increasing for the quarter, its projections were a bit higher than what was realised. The company cited “adverse economic or market conditions.”

Microsoft announces new dividend increase amid board member shake up

Xbox Series X and Series S now boot faster thanks to shorter boot animation

A recent Xbox Insider build has reduced the time of the boot animation by 5 seconds on the Xbox Series X|S, increasing the boot up time of the consoles.

Verizon partners with Microsoft to sell Xbox consoles via All Access program, touts “5G innovation”

Verizon is to start offering Xbox consoles through the All Access program. The offering is no different to other retailers on the All Access program, but marks an addition to Verizon’s online store that already sells Xbox consoles.

Xbox All Access

Microsoft’s Zero-carbon quest could rely heavily on Hydrogen fuel cells

As Microsoft continues its transition to become zero-carbon, it looks as if the company will be relying heavily on Hydrogen fuel cells to help aid its transition. As it stands,  stands, the company is currently using it as a back up power source on a very small scale, but researchers are exploring a wider commercial use for the technology.

Microsoft's Zero-carbon quest could rely heavily on Hydrogen fuel cells - - July 29, 2022

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