Microsoft Gaming Revenue Increases 51% With Xbox Series X|S Launches

According to Microsoft’s latest financial results, the company’s gaming business increased its revenues for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, by 51% as a result of the Xbox Series X|S launches in November. Xbox hardware earnings jumped 86%, while Xbox content and services revenue rose 40%, thanks to the release of new first and third-party […]

Microsoft cloud growth surges 50%, beating analyst expectations

(Reuters) — Microsoft on Tuesday reported its Azure cloud computing services grew 50%, as the global pandemic benefited the software maker’s investment on working and learning from home. The company’s shares rose 6% in extended trading after gaining about 41% in 2020 as COVID-19 shifted computing to areas where the software maker has bet big. […]

SAP integrates Microsoft Teams to create the ‘frictionless enterprise’

Microsoft and SAP have announced an extension of their existing partnership, one that will see Microsoft Teams integrated into SAP’s suite of products. The two companies have sought deeper synergies in recent years, combining their respective strengths in the enterprise software sphere. Back in 2017, the duo announced plans to use and sell more of […]

Microsoft Shares A List Of Every Xbox Console Exclusive Coming In 2021

If you’re one of the few early adopters of the Xbox Series X/S or just an Xbox fan in general, you may be wondering what games you can expect to be playing on your new console this year. Games taking advantage of the new Xbox consoles have been sparse so far, but that all changes […]

Microsoft Addresses Questions About Certain PS5 Games Outperforming Xbox Series X

Both the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 are incredibly powerful systems, but that doesn’t mean what’s out now is what all there is to experience. As more and more games continue to be prepped for this new generation of gaming, some players have noticed notable differences with certain titles and how they perform […]

Microsoft Confirms Xbox Party Chat Will Hide Player IP Addresses

Excitement is building for next week’s launch of the Xbox Series X, opening up a new world of gaming which may come with new security threats. Microsoft thought it was best to address some of the existing security issues regarding Xbox Party Chat before the next-gen console launch. Responding to a concerned user on the […]

Apple TV Will Arrive on Xbox Consoles Next Week

After its launch last year, the Apple TV app finally be available across Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S to coincide with the launch of Microsoft’s new-gen consoles on November 10. The addition will provide access to Apple TV’s expansive library of movies, TV shows and original content, like the Bill Murray […]

Microsoft Transitions To OpenXR Standard For HoloLens & VR

Microsoft is transitioning to the OpenXR standard for future new features it builds in VR and AR. A post by Alex Turner at Microsoft explains that “starting in Unity 2021, OpenXR will then graduate to be the only supported Unity backend for targeting HoloLens 2 and Windows Mixed Reality headsets.” OpenXR is also supported in […]