Microsoft has already announced the closure of the Groove Music service, pushing paying subscribers to Spotify, allowing them to import playlists and collections to continue enjoying their favorite tunes. Thing is, many people enjoyed Groove and found it to be quite the streaming platform, and not everyone has taken kindly to the news they will have to move across to another service.
Come 2018, you'll no longer be able to purchase music through the app, but you will be able to continue streaming content you already own, be it locally or stored on OneDrive. For those who have had to throw in the towel with Microsoft and jump ship, it hasn't been a positive experience for everyone. It's also saddening to see Microsoft leave yet another consumer project in the trash.
Microsoft had another massive quarter pulling in $43.1 billion in revenue. Driven by strong growth in commercial, cloud, the company sees a resurgence due to "the dawn of a second wave of digital transformation sweeping every company and every industry." Xbox, Surface, and Windows all did well, too, due to strong holiday sales. Full details ...
Microsoft's FYQ2 2021 revenue saw a more considerable uptick, with Surface devices up slightly year over year. For the first time, Microsoft's growing Surface lineup peaked over two billion due to an aggressive push for sales during the holiday season.