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Microsoft joined the Open 3D Foundation for the Open 3D Engine

By Liam Dawe,
Here's a missed one from Friday, Microsoft has joined the Open 3D Foundation, who oversee the Open 3D Engine that's a free and open source updated version of Amazon Lumberyard that was contributed by Amazon.

Xbox Games Studios talk up more of their games on Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Still a little weird to see but Xbox Games Studios have talked about more of their games running on Steam Deck, a system powered by Linux.

Microsoft announce Xbox Cloud Gaming for Steam Deck with Edge (Beta)

By Liam Dawe,
Valve and Microsoft teamed up to better support the Steam Deck, with Xbox Cloud Gaming now supported through the Edge browser.

Even Xbox Game Studios are talking about Steam Deck compatibility

By Liam Dawe,
Yes, even a fair few games that Microsoft / Xbox publish will work out of the box on the Steam Deck.

Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard

By Liam Dawe,
A bit of wider industry news today. News which completely blows my mind - Microsoft are out to acquire Activision Blizzard.

Microsoft Edge available officially for Linux today as a stable browser

By Liam Dawe,
Microsoft aren't a company we exactly cover often but it seems fitting to cover it here, especially given their history with Linux. Today they're properly releasing Edge for Linux.

Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) rolls out to everyone and it works on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
We now have yet another serious entry into cloud gaming / game streaming with Microsoft formally launching Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) for everyone with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and it works out of the box on Linux.

Microsoft reportedly have Discord in their sights to acquire

By Liam Dawe,
Do you use Discord? Well if these reports are to be trusted, it looks like they might get a new owner under Microsoft.

Microsoft Edge now available on Linux in Preview

By Liam Dawe,
The day has come, Microsoft have officially made their own web browser available on Linux in preview. Microsoft Edge on Linux, what a time to be alive. Also, something about a calculator? Yes.

Microsoft Edge comes to Linux in October as a preview

By Liam Dawe,
That's right, no need to wipe your glasses as that's a real headline here. Microsoft are bringing their Microsoft Edge browser to Linux in October.

Free and open source 3D creation suite Blender gets funding from Microsoft

By Liam Dawe,
It feels like FOSS is on a roll lately, with more and more great open source applications seeing funding from big names. Blender is back in the spotlight again, with backing from Microsoft.

Microsoft Build - DirectX and Linux (WSL) plus more

By Liam Dawe,
During the Microsoft Build 2020 developer conference, Microsoft has raised a number of eyebrows at their Linux plans.

Microsoft president admits they were wrong on open source

By Liam Dawe,
During a recent online event the current Microsoft President, Brad Smith, opened up a little bit about open source and their previous failures with it.

Microsoft Teams is now available on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Available in public preview, Microsoft just added Linux support for their unified communication and collaboration platform Microsoft Teams.

Double Fine Productions acquired by Microsoft for Xbox Game Studios, Psychonauts 2 still for Linux

By Liam Dawe,
News just coming out of E3, Double Fine Productions founded by Tim Schafer has been acquired by Microsoft. Specifically, they're now part of Xbox Game Studios.

Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment have officially joined Microsoft

By Liam Dawe,
Some rather interesting news here, both Obsidian Entertainment and inXile Entertainment have now officially joined Microsoft.

Embrace, extend, and protect? Microsoft joins the Open Invention Network to 'protect Linux and open source'

By Liam Dawe,
In a move that's going to raise a lot of eyebrows, Microsoft has joined the Open Invention Network to 'protect Linux and other important open source workloads from patent assertions'.
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