Microsoft recently confirmed a major internal reorganization that’s going to pave the way for the company to execute its future growth strategies. The company has broken up its Windows Devices Group which has also resulted in the departure of its head, Terry Myerson. A new report reveals that Microsoft has also been winding down development on some apps that ship with Windows 10 in favor of putting more engineers to work on the Edge browser.


Thurrott reports that Microsoft is winding down app development on some of the apps that ship with Windows 10 such as weather and stocks. The engineers that were working on these apps have reportedly been offered positions on the Edge team.

The apps that will be directly impacted by these changes haven’t been revealed in the report but they’ll likely be apps for the weather, stocks, and news. The functionality that these apps offer can easily be replicated on the web so it won’t be surprising to see if they’re the ones that get impacted by this change.

It remains to be seen, though, whether this change is going to impact apps like Mail and Calendar which arguably have a much larger user base on Windows 10 compared to the aforementioned apps. Microsoft hasn’t commented on the report so there’s no official denial or confirmation about this just yet.

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