Microsoft has tweeted an invite to its annual E3 media briefing, which features a teaser render of Xbox Project Scorpio's supposedly 4K-capable processor and graphics chip. To learn more details as well as other interesting news from Microsoft’s consumer ecosystem, read this week’s recap:
Microsoft: the news of the week
These articles are this week's most important news in Microsoft's ecosystem:
Xbox Project Scorpio will be at E3 - It looks like Microsoft will showcase its upcoming 4K games console dubbed "Project Scorpio" at this year's E3.
Microsoft’s Beam game streaming app will be available for Xbox One Insider members - If you’re part of the Xbox Insider Program, formerly known as the Xbox Preview Program, you may have gotten access to Microsoft’s Beam app on Xbox One. In addition to allowing users to broadcast streams, Beam also gives them the power to watch and chat with each other, similar to Twitch.
WIP4Biz: Microsoft announces Windows Insider Program for Business - At the company’s Ignite Australia conference, Microsoft’s Bill Karagounis announced the new Windows Insider Program for Business (also known as "WIP4Biz").
"Windows as a service" means big, painful changes for IT pros - Everything you know about Windows deployment is undergoing wrenching changes. For IT pros who've grown accustomed to "set it and forget it" as a management strategy, three big changes are making life much more challenging.
Microsoft starts roll out of Outlook Mail’s Focused Inbox feature to more users in Windows 10 - The company has been testing this feature with some Windows Insiders in the past couple of months, but now it’s rolling out to more users ahead of the public rollout.
Microsoft wants a 'Digital Geneva Convention' to rein in state-sponsored cyber threats - As the public conversation continues to heat up around the threat of state-sponsored hacking, Microsoft is calling for what it calls a "Digital Geneva Convention."
Microsoft takes a closer look at the Surface Dial in a new video - Microsoft released a new video detailing "what you need to know about the Surface Dial and how it works", which you can watch below.
Outlook.com Premium Comes Out of Preview - There’s no announcement from Microsoft, but Outlook.com Premium has shed its Preview tag, meaning it is now generally available. The bad news? It’s still offered only to users in the United States.
Microsoft lets you crash drones and robots in its new real world simulator - Developers and researchers will be able to take advantage of a new simulator that will let people test and train robots and drones in a virtual environment to prepare them for moving around in the real world
Google discloses another unpatched Windows vulnerability - Turns out that Microsoft’s patching was not sufficient when it comes to a relatively recent patch. A Google engineer notes in a new report that the company did fix some old security bugs, but not all of them and their Windows operating system is still not secure.
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I've been doing Windows screenshots wrong this whole time - An editor at “The Verge” has recommended one of our guides and called Digital Citizen his “new favorite tips-and-tricks site".
A Free Microsoft Office: Is Office Online Worth Using? - How-To Geek compares Office Online to both the desktop version of Microsoft Office and Google Docs to see where it fits. Should you use Office Online instead of Office 2013 or Google Docs?
The Privacy Enthusiast's Guide to Using Android - With everyone from local scammers to government agencies trying to get hands on your data, there’s never been a better time to beef up your privacy game. Fortunately, there are a ton of options out there to keep your messages, files, and phone safe on Android.