Every week we cowl the largest tales associated to Microsoft, Home windows, and extra. This week we noticed the primary wave of testing for Xbox Sport Cross for households, a brand new model of Outlook on Android, and even some Home windows 10 information. We additionally coated the most recent construct of Home windows 11, the enlargement of the Microsoft Rewards program, and reviewed the most recent devices, together with the XPS 13 Plus. Listed here are all of the information highlights from the previous week.
Sport Cross for the entire household
Microsoft started testing its Xbox Sport Cross household plan this week, which permits a number of members of a family to benefit from the streaming providers with out spending a lot cash. The plan, which might be shared between as much as 5 gamers, offers every individual Xbox Sport Cross Final.
Pricing for the Xbox Sport Cross household plan hasn’t been confirmed at the moment. Our sources say that Microsoft is $25 monthly for the service, however that worth is not set in stone.
Earlier than you race out to attempt to get Xbox Sport Cross for your loved ones, notice that it is solely in testing in the intervening time, and people checks are restricted to Xbox Insiders in Columbia and Eire.
Persevering with on the Sport Cross observe, Microsoft rolled out a brand new Sport Cross widget for Home windows 11 as a part of Insider Construct 25174. The widget reveals video games which were lately added to Sport Cross in addition to titles that may quickly depart the service.
Home windows 10 22H2 could have new options
There is not plenty of info in relation to Home windows 10 model 22H2, however Microsoft up to date a weblog publish to notice that the OS replace will embrace “a scoped set of options.” The publish did not embrace any particulars of what options we might see, although they’re prone to be comparatively minor. Microsoft has shifted its focus to Home windows 11, and Home windows 10 is not anticipated to see any main adjustments going ahead.
As a fast reminder, Home windows 10 model 22H2 is totally unrelated to Home windows 11 model 22H2, regardless of the 2 having related names.
Microsoft Rewards rolls out to extra international locations
Microsoft Rewards factors can now be earned in a further 40+ international locations. Newly supported markets embrace a number of international locations in Europe, together with Vatican Metropolis. The inclusion of Vatican Metropolis drew some giggles across the net this week since there are solely about 800 residents there.
Rewards factors might be exchanged for reward playing cards, raffle entries, and different objects. Perhaps the Pope will get a number of months of Xbox Sport Cross together with his factors.
Outlook Lite ships to Android
Microsoft launched Outlook Lite for Android this week. The app was constructed from the bottom as much as ship fast efficiency whereas having a small footprint. Your complete app is just 5MB.
Whereas Outlook Lite helps most of the options seen within the full-fledged Outlook app (which continues to be accessible), it solely helps Microsoft electronic mail accounts, equivalent to these from Outlook.com, Hotmail, Reside, MSN, Microsoft 365, and Microsoft Trade On-line.
The app can also be restricted to particular areas:
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
Every week our crew seems on the newest laptops, equipment, video games, and extra. This is all the pieces we reviewed this week: