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This Week on Windows: Skype Bots, Minecraft, Windows Holographic

Written By published August 19, 2016

Welcome to This Week on Windows, where we’ll bring you the latest in Windows news, apps, and tips every Friday from experts here at Microsoft.

To learn more about what’s mentioned in this week’s episode, head over here to read about building Minecraft on Oculus Rift or Windows Holographic. Check out what we shared earlier this week about the Surface Special Edition NFL type covers, and our blog posts on the new gaming devices announced by Lenovo and HP at gamescom. Get Steven Tyler’s album, “We’re All Somebody From Somewhere,” from the Windows Store for only 99 cents. And, if you missed it, check out this week’s Windows 10 Tip on getting started with Edge extensions.

We hope you enjoyed this week’s episode of This Week on Windows! Here’s what else is new in the Windows Store this week.

Facebook for Windows 10 Mobile – Free

Facebook for Windows 10 Mobile

Today, the Facebook app for Windows 10 Mobile is available in the Windows Store with up-to-date Facebook features, including Reactions, in-line comments, and Live Video. You can download it from the Windows Store for free today! The Windows 10 apps for Facebook and Messenger on desktop became available earlier this year, as well as Instagram on mobile.

Photos – Free

Sway Photos app update for Windows 10

In addition to the usual bug fixes and performance improvements, this month’s update to the Photos app also brings a few new features:

  • Slow motion: Now you can control speed and length when editing slo-mo videos. Edit video footage from any of your devices. Tip: This looks best with video recorded using your camera’s slow-motion mode.
  • Easy to Sway: Upload your albums to Sway, right from the Share menu.
  • Animation: New animations make browsing through your photos more fun!

Head over to the Windows Store to make sure you have the latest updates for the Photos app, or just launch it from the Start Menu – you’ve already got it on your PC!

Steven Tyler, “We’re All Somebody From Somewhere” – Buy for 99 cents until August 26

Steven Tyler's album in the Windows Store


Check out Steven Tyler’s newest album, “We’re All Somebody From Somewhere,” available now in the Windows Store! You can buy the album for only 99 cents until August 26, or listen free with a free 30-day trial of Groove Music Pass.*

Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 7

Minecraft: Story Mode, Episode 7

Continue your adventure in the hit episodic game Minecraft: Story Mode ($4.99 for Episode 1, additional Episodes at additional cost, multi-episode passes available). In the latest episode, Episode 7: Access Denied, Jesse and crew land in a world entirely controlled by PAMA – a sinister “thinking machine” determined to command everyone and everything in pursuit of optimal usefulness and efficiency. Get the game from the Windows Store!

Stream OJ: Made in America with the WatchESPN app for Windows 10

Watch OJ: Made in America with the WatchESPN app

Experience the trial of the century like you never have before with OJ: Made In America, streaming on-demand in the WatchESPN app for Windows 10**. Get the app from the Windows Store here and start watching.

Head over here to see everything that’s new and updated in the Windows Store this week, and have a great weekend!

*30-day trial continues to a paid monthly subscription unless cancelled. Credit card required. Groove Music Pass sold separately and in select markets. Catalog size and availability varies by market and over time.

**Available in US only. Cable subscription authentication required.