Microsoft News Recap: Xbox Series X|S Now Kicks Off Faster, FY22 Q4 Screenings Missed, And More


The Microsoft News Digest is a weekly feature highlighting top Microsoft news from the past week. Sit down, have a coffee and happy reading!

Microsoft misses cautious Q4 FY22 revenue guidance

For FY22 Q4, Microsoft reported that it missed its revenue projections. Despite the increase in revenue for the quarter, its projections were somewhat higher than realized. The company cited “adverse economic or market conditions.”


Xbox Series X and Series S now boot faster with a shorter boot animation

A recent Xbox Insider build reduced the boot animation time by 5 seconds on the Xbox Series X|S, increasing console boot times.

Verizon partners with Microsoft to sell Xbox consoles through All Access program, touts ‘5G innovation’

Verizon will begin offering Xbox consoles through the All Access program. The offer is no different from other retailers in the All Access program, but marks an addition to Verizon’s online store which already sells Xbox consoles.

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Microsoft’s zero-carbon quest could lean heavily on hydrogen fuel cells

As Microsoft continues its zero-carbon journey, it looks like the company will rely heavily on hydrogen fuel cells to ease its transition. As it stands, the company is currently using it as a backup power source on a very small scale, but researchers are exploring wider commercial use of the technology.

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

It’s all for this week. We’ll be back next week with more news from Microsoft.

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