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July 18, 2016

Countdown to Windows 10 Anniversary Update with offers in the Windows Store

We’re excited to share some great offers hitting the Windows Store beginning tomorrow through July 29 as we countdown to the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on August 2*. Enjoy new features on your favorite games, rent a movie for free and get up to four months of free music. Vote for your favorite titles in the Store for the chance to win one of 10 $50 Windows Store digital gift cards!

Here’s a run through of just some of the top offers you can enjoy beginning tomorrow through July 29 in the Windows Store:

Minecraft: Story Mode – Free Episode

Minecraft: Story Mode

Enjoy the Adventure of a lifetime in the world of Minecraft with Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Games Series. In this five-part episodic series, you’ll embark on a perilous adventure across the Overworld, through the Nether, to the End and beyond. Get episode 1 FREE & episode 2 – 6, discounted 50% from July 19 – July 29.

Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta – Free Map

Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta

This month marks the one-year anniversary of Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta! It’s been quite a ride, and to celebrate, Minecraft is releasing an awesome roller coaster map featuring all kinds of crazy visuals and builds. The map will become available for free download starting July 19.

Microsoft Solitaire

Microsoft Solitaire

Download and play in a contest beginning on July 19 with a new Windows 10 Anniversary Star Club Collection. The first 1,000 people in the U.S. who complete the entire Windows 10 First Anniversary Star Club collection will get $10 Microsoft Store gift codes! See official rules.

Free movie rental from Microsoft Movies & TV

School of Rock in the Windows Store

Accept no substitutes!  Between July 19 and July 25, you can rent School of Rock for free on Microsoft Movies & TV, starring Jack Black as an out-of-work musician who poses as a substitute teacher and turns a class of fifth grade high-achievers into high-voltage rock and rollers. Once you rent it you’ll have 14 days to start the film, and once you start the film you have 24 hours to finish watching it. Rated PG-13.

Get up to 4 months of free music with Microsoft Groove

Groove Music Pass

Buy a one-month subscription or a free trial of Groove Music Pass, and the next three months are on the house. What’s even better than millions of songs in your pocket – plus playlists, artist radio, and more? Get all that music free for up to 4 whole months. For a limited time, sign up for Music Pass, and after your first month we’ll email you a promo code for your complimentary months. As always, you can cancel anytime. But act fast – this deal only lasts until July 29. Available to customers without a current music pass. Sign up now.

Fan Picks Poll

Fan Pick Poll

Beginning tomorrow through July 27, cast your vote for your favorite Windows store apps, games, music, movies & TV shows to enter for a chance to win one of 10, $50 Windows Store gift cards! Best of Windows Fan Pick Favorites in the four categories will be announced on July 29! See official rules.

Age of Empires: Castle Siege

Age of Empires: Castle Siege

Castle Siege and Windows 10 are celebrating the Windows 10 Anniversary! Giveaways, contests, and free in-game boosts abound during this special celebration, helping you to grow your empire and crush your enemies! Special anniversary activities begin in game on July 20. Head over to the Windows Store to download the game today. See official rules.

Celebrate Windows 10’s first anniversary with these offers and get ready for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update by taking advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10 by July 29!

*Valid from July 19, 2016 until July 29, 2016; Microsoft Solitaire contest available July 19, 2016 through August 30, 2016, or until 1,000 eligible entries are received.  Available in Windows Store on Windows 10 and the Web in the US.