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August 17, 2017

This Week on Windows: Minecraft, OneNote, Marvel’s The Defenders

We hope you enjoyed today’s episode of This Week on Windows! Head over here to read more about the exciting changes coming to MINECON, learn how you can turn text into timelines in PowerPoint, or, keep reading for what’s new in the Windows Store.

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Tune in for Xbox @ gamescom Live this weekend

Xbox at gamescom

gamescom is just around the corner and we can’t wait to kick the week off with Xbox @ gamescom Live this Sunday.

Don’t forget to tune in Sunday at 9 p.m. CEST / 8 p.m. BST / 12 p.m. PDT so that you can be the first to hear the latest news on highly anticipated games coming to the Xbox family and Windows 10. We’ll have world premiere trailers and, of course, more about the most powerful console ever made, Xbox One X. What’s more, you can sign in to your Microsoft account at and you’ll be in with a chance of winning lots of great prizes and be able to ask questions to the teams behind your favorite games. Head over to Xbox Wire for more info on Xbox @ gamescom Live and our other gamescom activities!

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

Back to School App Sale

Back to School App Sale

It’s time to think about shopping for fall classes and activities, but we’ve softened the blow a bit with our Back to School Collection featuring discounted apps. Now you can get heavy-hitters like Complete Anatomy, Movie Edit Plus Pro, Stagelight, Krita and much more, all on sale until September 17!

Forza Hoonigan Car Pack

Forza Hoonigan Car Pack

Forza has teamed up with motorsport-lifestyle brand Hoonigan to bring some of the most iconic Hoonigan cars to Forza Motorsport 7 and Forza Horizon 3. Fans who pre-order Forza Motorsport 7 Ultimate Edition ($99.99) digitally will receive Hoonigan Car Packs for both games at no additional cost. Read more over at Xbox Wire!

Defining the soul of a racecar in the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage

Forza Motorsport 7 Garage

This is week five of the Forza Motorsport 7 Garage, and we’re bringing a huge list of cars to the game – cars that represent a worldwide sample of automotive excellence, with a particular focus on the best cars coming out of Europe. When curating this list of cars to reveal, we pondered the following question: what defines the “soul” of a European car? Some might point to quality, exemplified in cars like the Audi RS 4. Others will point to timeless design – think of the BMW 2002 or the Renault Alpine A110 as prime examples. What about incredible performance? With cars like the 2013 Caterham Superlight R500 and the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG Coupé Black Series, drivers will never lack power and agility. Is it luxury you want? Look no further than the likes of Bentley and Rolls Royce. Head over to Xbox Wire to check out the cars of week five!

Netflix – Marvel’s The Defenders

Marvel’s The Defenders

Get ready for the first episode airing August 18! A sinister conspiracy threatens New York City, but Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist are joining forces to take on this common enemy. Watch the story unfold as Netflix debuts Marvel’s The Defenders (Netflix streaming membership required). With eight episodes in all, there’s no shortage of heart-stopping moments and stunning superhero moves.

Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 Sale

Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 Sale

After a summer of making memories in pictures, it’s time to get them organized for easy viewing and sharing. That’s just what Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 ($59.99 through Sept. 4, 2017; regularly $99.99) does best. Now on sale for 40% off through September 4, Adobe PSE makes photo and video organization, editing, creating, and sharing as simple as it gets.

Have a great weekend!