Microsoft slowing down development of some first-party Windows 10 apps

A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft announced a major reorganization of the company, which left Windows and Devices head Terry Myerson leaving the firm, and Windows split up over various departments. Naturally, this means that there will be many smaller changes throughout Microsoft, and one of them is that the company is slowing down development of various Windows 10 inbox apps, according to a report from Thurrott.com's Brad Sams.

Sams cited Stocks and Weather as the types of apps that will be winding down, so the major apps like OneNote shouldn't be affected. Mail and Calendar should still fall under the Outlook team, so those shouldn't really be affected either.

Employees that are leaving the teams for the more minor Windows 10 apps are being offered positions on the Edge team. The report also says that other developers are coming over to Edge as well, due to Redstone 5 features that were canceled.

None of this is particularly surprising, as the in-house Edge browser is clearly still a high priority for Microsoft. Besides, it's not like Weather or Stocks were about to get any exciting new features.

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