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This Week on Windows: Microsoft Education, MINECON, Mixed Reality and more

Written By published August 10, 2017

We hope you enjoyed today’s episode of This Week on Windows! Head over here to learn about the exciting changes coming to MINECON and what’s new to Office 365 in July, read our Windows 10 Tip on how you can see your 3D creations take life in Remix 3D, or, keep reading for what’s new in the Windows Store.

In case you missed it:

Join Xbox Academy at the Flagship Microsoft Store to design and create your first video game

Xbox Academy

Microsoft Store is excited to announce Xbox Academy is back – this time class is in session at the New York and Sydney flagship stores! Xbox Academy is a series of FREE, hands-on game development classes that aims to foster creativity and STEM education outside of the classroom. The program will feature three unique courses, each covering a different aspect of the game development process to inspire new ways to build, create, play and transform ideas. Read more over at Xbox Wire!

When and How to Join

Flagship Microsoft Store in New York: Sunday, Aug. 20 to Sunday, Sept. 3; visit here to register.
Flagship Microsoft Store in Sydney: Monday, Sept. 25 to Sunday, Oct. 1; visit here to register.

Here’s what’s new in the Windows Store this week:

Explore your favorite car in stunning detail in the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage

Forza Motorsport 7 Garage

Welcome to week four of the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage, where we are well on our way to revealing the more than 700+ vehicles that will be a part of Forza Motorsport 7 at launch. With hundreds of cars to race, customize, and explore, this week we’re focusing on the “exploration” part of the game. After all, every car in Forza Motorsport 7 features a full Forzavista experience, thereby allowing players to discover each car’s unique characteristics in exquisite detail.

This week in the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage we are proud to announce a deep list of cars from America; more than 100 cars and trucks from as early as 1970 (earlier models were announced during week 2 Vintage Week). Whether you prefer classic muscle or the latest trends from Detroit, this week’s lineup will never leave you wanting for power. Head over to Xbox Wire to read more!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy

Set to the sounds of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($19.99 HD) continues the team’s adventures as they seek to unravel the mystery of Star-Lord’s parentage. Get the blockbuster hit today in the Movies & TV section of the Windows Store, two weeks before it comes to Blu-ray!

Travel Essentials Collection

Baggage cart with suitcases at the aiport


Travel the world with a little help from Windows Store in our new Travel Essentials Collection. Whether you’re itching for a worldwide adventure or a weekend getaway, do it with the help of the apps we’ve assembled – from Lonely Planet and Tripwolf for your research, Expedia for bookings it all, and movies and more from Netflix to enjoy along with way.

Summer Entertaining Collection

Friends getting together for simple tapas style lunch.


You just might get bragging rights to the best summer barbecue in town when you enlist the Windows Store and our Summer Entertaining Collection. This curated collection of entertaining apps and books can help you learn the basics of cooking with How to Cook Everything, easily find and save your recipes with Recipe Keeper Pro, and make the perfect cocktail with guidance from The Art of Mixology.

Have a great weekend!