This week on 10Alert: New information from sources reveals that Microsoft is planning to introduce new Xbox devices at the E3 2016 game conference, including a new slim version of Xbox One featuring 2TB hard drive and 4K video playback support, a new replacement console for the current Xbox One model with more powerful hardware, a Google Chromecast-like dongle to stream Xbox digital content, and a second streaming Xbox device, which will be more powerful than the Chromecast-like device with hardware capable of playing basic games.
Speaking about games, this week, Microsoft announced the new games Xbox Live members will be getting in June 2016 as part of the Games with Gold program.
Windows 10 build 14352 for PC rolls out this week to Insiders through the Fast ring. The new preview doesn’t include new significant features as we’re getting closer to the final release of the Anniversary Update, but the new build brings a number of fixes and improvements on Cortana, Windows Ink, a new Windows Defender feature, and more simplified upgrade process for Enterprises.
If you haven’t installed the new test version of Windows 10 or you simply want to know what’s new in build 14352, you can watch the new hands on video with the latest release.
This week has also been confirmed that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update will be known as version 1607, and Microsoft is now currently in the stages of finalizing the operating system for the July 29th release.
Microsoft is also increasing the minimum system requirement for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update as new documentation shows that the operating system will require 2GB of RAM instead of the 1GB for the 32-bit version.
Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book get new driver updates this week with no significant changes, but there are new improvements on battery life.
For limited time Microsoft is cutting prices for Office 365 Home and Office Home & Students, and the Microsoft Store is also having a Memorial Day sale with big discount on laptops, Surface, Xbox, phones, and PC accessories. But you must hurry, deals will end soon.
HP launched its new Omen gaming PC line powered by Windows 10, including the new Omen Laptop, HP Omen Desktop, and the new Omen Display.
On how-to guides, this week, you learned to repair your Windows 10 PC when is not booting by fixing the Master Boot Record (MBR). I also published the steps you need to follow to download the installation files of any major Windows from Microsoft for free, and we also looked at the new Periodic Scanning feature Microsoft is adding to the Windows Defender on the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
If you missed any of the new stories, you can catch up with everything that happened this week and past articles here.