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Start shopping Microsoft Store’s Black Friday deals now!

You can also save on apps like Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018, PC games including Halo Wars 2, movies like Deadpool and Wonder Woman and more at Microsoft Store on your Xbox or Windows 10 device.
Keep reading for the full list of the hottest Black Friday deals from Microsoft Store and remember to check out our Cyber Monday deals starting Nov. 26 at 9 p.m. PT.
Surface

Save $329 on Surface Pro bundle
Get instant savings on Surface Pro (Intel Core i5/256GB SSD) and black Type Cover.
Save $229 on Surface Pro bundle
Bundle and save on Surface Pro (Intel Core i5/128GB SSD) and black Type Cover.
Free Harman Kardon Invoke
Buy a select Surface Laptop and get the new Harman Kardon Invoke speaker for free ($199 value) – Available through Monday, Nov. 27.
Xbox

Xbox One S only $189 + free game
Score an amazing deal on an Xbox One S 500GB console, plus get a select free game of choice and one month of Xbox Game Pass.
Save $50 on Xbox One S bundles + free game
Save $50 on Xbox One S 500GB and 1TB bundles plus get a select free game.
Windows 10 PCs
Save up to $300 off select Windows 10 PCs
Looking for a new PC? Save up to $300 this holiday when you purchase a new Windows 10 PC that lights up the recently released Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. The Fall Creators Update brings mixed reality and 3D to the masses, faster broadcasting for gaming, features to turn photos and videos into real memories, and much more.
Windows Mixed Reality

Save up to $100 on Windows Mixed Reality headsets
Grab instant savings on select Windows Mixed Reality headsets with motion controllers, starting at $299 – Available through Monday, Nov. 27.

Bundle and save up to $400
Get instant savings on select Windows Mixed Reality headsets and PC bundles.
Accessories
Up to $20 off Xbox controllers
Save instantly on select Xbox Wireless Controllers through Monday, Nov. 27.
Save $20 on Minecraft controller
Build, dig, and craft in style with the Xbox Wireless Controller – Minecraft Creeper.
Save $50 on Elite headset
Hear every pin drop with the Turtle Beach Elite 800x on-ear headset with noise-cancellation – Available through Monday, Nov. 27.
Digital
Up to 50% off games
Stock up on the hottest Xbox games this season like Halo Wars 2 and Super Lucky’s Tale.
Call of Duty for $49.99
Save $10 on Call of Duty: WWII.
Save $20 on Office 365 Home
Get Office 365 Home for $79.99 and get things done from virtually anywhere, on all your devices.
Microsoft Store
Don’t forget! Microsoft Store locations nationwide will offer the first Black Friday shoppers a chance to win an Xbox One X. Be in line before the store opens on Nov. 23, in select locations and on Nov. 24, in most locations for a chance to win.** Check your local Microsoft Store for more information.

Happy shopping!
Visit your local Microsoft Store, Microsoft.com or any of our retail partners for more details on availability and pricing.
Offers valid for a limited time, while supplies last. Not valid on prior orders or purchases; cannot be transferred or otherwise redeemed for cash or coupon code(s). May not be combinable with other offers. Refunds will take into account the discount. Price discount does not include taxes, shipping or other fees. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Microsoft reserves the right to modify or discontinue offers at any time. Other exclusions and limits may apply. 
**No Purchase Necessary. Open only to legal residents of the 50 U.S.+ DC, Puerto Rico, or Canada (excluding Quebec) who visit a Microsoft Retail Store beginning on November 23 or 24 (check your store’s Black Friday hours for opening times). One winner will be drawn 15 minutes after opening at each store. Must be present to win. For Official Rules, see a store associate.

This Week on Windows: Black Friday deals, Minecraft 1.2.5 Update and more

We hope you enjoyed this week’s episode of This Week on Windows! Head over here to read more about the top Black Friday deals from Microsoft and our partners, kicking off Nov. 23; check out our Windows 10 Tip on editing any URL in your Microsoft Edge Favorites – or, keep reading for more of this week’s news!

What’s new in the Microsoft Store:
 Black Friday deals from Microsoft and our partners

Black Friday deals from Microsoft Store and our partners kick off Nov. 23. Save big on Surface, Windows Mixed Reality headsets, Windows 10 PCs – and get an Xbox One S at its lowest price ever! You can also save on apps like Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018, PC games including Forza Motorsport 7 – Standard Edition and Halo Wars 2, movies like Deadpool and Wonder Woman and more. Here’s a sneak peek into the hottest deals you can enjoy starting next weekend through Cyber Monday at Microsoft Store and Microsoft.com. You can check out more deals here.
Mixer Interactivity, Mobile Broadcasting and Windows Mixed Reality Arrives in the Minecraft 1.2.5 Update

Hot off the heels of MINECON Earth, Minecraft takes a deep dive into the world of Mixer Interactivity and Windows Mixed Reality with the 1.2.5 update, which graduated from beta this week! Players will be able to build, explore and battle mobs from new, creative perspectives, making this update the most immersive yet. Here’s what’s new:
Windows Mixed Reality: Building, exploring and coming face-to-face with monstrous mobs in Minecraft takes on new meaning when experienced with a Windows Mixed Reality immersive headset. Now you can share the adventure with friends playing on mobile, Windows 10 or console, set up your own world with Realms, or join one of the massive player-run servers.
Mixer comes to Minecraft: Players on Android and iOS platforms will gain access to instant, native broadcasting from directly within the game. If you’re streaming on Mixer, you’ll utilize the power of Faster Than Light technology, enabling you to broadcast with sub-second latency and also co-stream your gameplay with up to three friends. We’re also introducing native Mixer Interactivity for Bedrock Engine-based platforms! Any Minecraft command can be turned into an interactive button on Mixer, enabling communities to play along with their favorite streamers in real time.
Netflix – The Punisher

From Netflix (Free, subscription required for content) comes the latest Marvel hero to take care of business, his way. The Punisher is Frank Castle, a former FBI agent whose wife and children are murdered after witnessing a mob hit. After exacting revenge on those responsible, he becomes a one-man judge, jury and executioner, delving into conspiracies and rooting out injustices wherever he finds them.
Have a great weekend!

Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 17040 now available

Today, we released a new Windows 10 Preview Build of the SDK to be used in conjunction with Windows 10 Insider Preview (Build 17040 or greater). The Preview SDK Build 17040 contains bug fixes and under development changes to the API surface area.
The Preview SDK can be downloaded from developer section on Windows Insider.
For feedback and updates to the known issues, please see the developer forum. For new developer feature requests, head over to our Windows Platform UserVoice.
Things to note:
This build works in conjunction with previously released SDKs and Visual Studio 2017. You can install this SDK and still also continue to submit your apps that target Windows 10 Creators build or earlier to the store.
The Windows SDK will now formally only be supported by Visual Studio 2017 and greater. You can download the Visual Studio 2017 here.
Known Issues
“All tests run with Windows App Certification Kit will fail.  During installation, please uncheck Windows App Certification Kit”

Installation on an operating system that is not a Windows 10 Insider Preview  build is not supported and may fail.
What’s New:
C++/WinRT Now Available:
The C++/WinRT headers and cppwinrt compiler (cppwinrt.exe) are now included in the Windows SDK. The compiler comes in handy if you need to consume a third-party WinRT component or if you need to author your own WinRT components with C++/WinRT. The easiest way to get working with it after installing the Windows Insider Preview SDK is to start the Visual Studio Developer Command Prompt and run the compiler in that environment. Authoring support is currently experimental and subject to change. Stay tuned as we will publish more detailed instructions on how to use the compiler in the coming week.The ModernCPP blog has a deeper dive into the CppWinRT compiler. Please give us feedback by creating an issue at: https://github.com/microsoft/cppwinrt.
Breaking Changes
New MIDL key words. 
As a part of the “modernizing IDL” effort, several new keywords are added to the midlrt tool. These new keywords will cause build breaks if they are encountered in IDL files.
The new keywords are:
event
set
get
partial
unsealed
overridable
protected
importwinmd
If any of these keywords is used as an identifier, it will generate a build failure indicating a syntax error.
The error will be similar to:
1 >d:ossrconecorecomcombaseunittestastatestserverstestserver6idlremreleasetest.idl(12) : error MIDL2025 : [msg]syntax error [context]: expecting a declarator or * near “)”
To fix this, modify the identifier in error to an “@” prefix in front of the identifier. That will cause MIDL to treat the offending element as an identifier instead of a keyword.
API Updates and Additions
When targeting new APIs, consider writing your app to be adaptive in order to run correctly on the widest number of Windows 10 devices. Please see Dynamically detecting features with API contracts (10 by 10) for more information.
The following APIs have been added to the platform since the release of 16299.

namespace Windows.ApplicationModel {
public enum StartupTaskState {
EnabledByPolicy = 4,
}
}
namespace Windows.ApplicationModel.Background {
public sealed class MobileBroadbandPcoDataChangeTrigger : IBackgroundTrigger
public sealed class TetheringEntitlementCheckTrigger : IBackgroundTrigger
}
namespace Windows.ApplicationModel.Calls {
public enum PhoneCallMedia {
AudioAndRealTimeText = 2,
}
public sealed class VoipCallCoordinator {
VoipPhoneCall RequestNewAppInitiatedCall(string context, string contactName, string contactNumber, string serviceName, VoipPhoneCallMedia media);
VoipPhoneCall RequestNewIncomingCall(string context, string contactName, string contactNumber, Uri contactImage, string serviceName, Uri brandingImage, string callDetails, Uri ringtone, VoipPhoneCallMedia media, TimeSpan ringTimeout, string contactRemoteId);
}
public sealed class VoipPhoneCall {
void NotifyCallAccepted(VoipPhoneCallMedia media);
}
}
namespace Windows.ApplicationModel.Chat {
public sealed class RcsManagerChangedEventArgs
public enum RcsManagerChangeType
public sealed class RcsNotificationManager
}
namespace Windows.ApplicationModel.UserActivities {
public sealed class UserActivity {
public UserActivity(string activityId);
}
public sealed class UserActivityChannel {
public static void DisableAutoSessionCreation();
}
public sealed class UserActivityVisualElements {
string AttributionDisplayText { get; set; }
}
}
namespace Windows.Devices.PointOfService {
public sealed class BarcodeScannerReport {
public BarcodeScannerReport(uint scanDataType, IBuffer scanData, IBuffer scanDataLabel);
}
public sealed class ClaimedBarcodeScanner : IClosable {
bool IsVideoPreviewShownOnEnable { get; set; }
void HideVideoPreview();
IAsyncOperation<bool> ShowVideoPreviewAsync();
}
public sealed class UnifiedPosErrorData {
public UnifiedPosErrorData(string message, UnifiedPosErrorSeverity severity, UnifiedPosErrorReason reason, uint extendedReason);
}
}
namespace Windows.Globalization {
public static class ApplicationLanguages {
public static IVectorView<string> GetLanguagesForUser(User user);
}
public sealed class Language {
LanguageLayoutDirection LayoutDirection { get; }
}
public enum LanguageLayoutDirection
}
namespace Windows.Graphics.Imaging {
public enum BitmapPixelFormat {
P010 = 104,
}
}
namespace Windows.Management.Deployment {
public sealed class PackageManager {
IAsyncOperationWithProgress<DeploymentResult, DeploymentProgress> RequestAddPackageAsync(Uri packageUri, IIterable<Uri> dependencyPackageUris, DeploymentOptions deploymentOptions, PackageVolume targetVolume, IIterable<string> optionalPackageFamilyNames, IIterable<Uri> relatedPackageUris, IIterable<Uri> packageUrisToInstall);
}
}
namespace Windows.Media.Audio {
public sealed class AudioGraph : IClosable {
IAsyncOperation<CreateMediaSourceAudioInputNodeResult> CreateMediaSourceAudioInputNodeAsync(MediaSource mediaSource);
IAsyncOperation<CreateMediaSourceAudioInputNodeResult> CreateMediaSourceAudioInputNodeAsync(MediaSource mediaSource, AudioNodeEmitter emitter);
}
public sealed class AudioGraphSettings {
double MaxPlaybackSpeedFactor { get; set; }
}
public sealed class AudioStateMonitor
public sealed class CreateMediaSourceAudioInputNodeResult
public sealed class MediaSourceAudioInputNode : IAudioInputNode, IAudioInputNode2, IAudioNode, IClosable
public enum MediaSourceAudioInputNodeCreationStatus
}
namespace Windows.Media.Capture {
public sealed class CapturedFrame : IClosable, IContentTypeProvider, IInputStream, IOutputStream, IRandomAccessStream, IRandomAccessStreamWithContentType {
BitmapPropertySet BitmapProperties { get; }
CapturedFrameControlValues ControlValues { get; }
}
public enum KnownVideoProfile {
HdrWithWcgPhoto = 8,
HdrWithWcgVideo = 7,
HighFrameRate = 5,
VariablePhotoSequence = 6,
VideoHdr8 = 9,
}
public sealed class MediaCaptureSettings {
IDirect3DDevice Direct3D11Device { get; }
}
public sealed class MediaCaptureVideoProfile {
IVectorView<MediaFrameSourceInfo> FrameSourceInfos { get; }
IMapView<Guid, object> Properties { get; }
}
public sealed class MediaCaptureVideoProfileMediaDescription {
IMapView<Guid, object> Properties { get; }
string Subtype { get; }
}
}
namespace Windows.Media.Capture.Frames {
public sealed class AudioMediaFrame
public sealed class MediaFrameFormat {
AudioEncodingProperties AudioEncodingProperties { get; }
}
public sealed class MediaFrameReference : IClosable {
AudioMediaFrame AudioMediaFrame { get; }
}
public sealed class MediaFrameSourceController {
AudioDeviceController AudioDeviceController { get; }
}
public sealed class MediaFrameSourceInfo {
string ProfileId { get; }
IVectorView<MediaCaptureVideoProfileMediaDescription> VideoProfileMediaDescription { get; }
}
public enum MediaFrameSourceKind {
Audio = 4,
Image = 5,
}
}
namespace Windows.Media.Core {
public sealed class MediaBindingEventArgs {
void SetDownloadOperation(DownloadOperation downloadOperation);
}
public sealed class MediaSource : IClosable, IMediaPlaybackSource {
DownloadOperation DownloadOperation { get; }
public static MediaSource CreateFromDownloadOperation(DownloadOperation downloadOperation);
}
}
namespace Windows.Media.Devices {
public sealed class VideoDeviceController : IMediaDeviceController {
VideoTemporalDenoisingControl VideoTemporalDenoisingControl { get; }
}
public sealed class VideoTemporalDenoisingControl
public enum VideoTemporalDenoisingMode
}
namespace Windows.Media.DialProtocol {
public sealed class DialReceiverApp {
IAsyncOperation<string> GetUniqueDeviceNameAsync();
}
}
namespace Windows.Media.MediaProperties {
public static class MediaEncodingSubtypes {
public static string P010 { get; }
}
public enum MediaPixelFormat {
P010 = 2,
}
}
namespace Windows.Media.Playback {
public sealed class MediaPlaybackSession {
MediaRotation PlaybackRotation { get; set; }
MediaPlaybackSessionOutputDegradationPolicyState GetOutputDegradationPolicyState();
}
public sealed class MediaPlaybackSessionOutputDegradationPolicyState
public enum MediaPlaybackSessionVideoConstrictionReason
}
namespace Windows.Media.Streaming.Adaptive {
public sealed class AdaptiveMediaSourceDiagnosticAvailableEventArgs {
string ResourceContentType { get; }
IReference<TimeSpan> ResourceDuration { get; }
}
public sealed class AdaptiveMediaSourceDownloadCompletedEventArgs {
string ResourceContentType { get; }
IReference<TimeSpan> ResourceDuration { get; }
}
public sealed class AdaptiveMediaSourceDownloadFailedEventArgs {
string ResourceContentType { get; }
IReference<TimeSpan> ResourceDuration { get; }
}
public sealed class AdaptiveMediaSourceDownloadRequestedEventArgs {
string ResourceContentType { get; }
IReference<TimeSpan> ResourceDuration { get; }
}
}
namespace Windows.Networking.BackgroundTransfer {
public sealed class DownloadOperation : IBackgroundTransferOperation, IBackgroundTransferOperationPriority {
void MakeCurrentInTransferGroup();
}
public sealed class UploadOperation : IBackgroundTransferOperation, IBackgroundTransferOperationPriority {
void MakeCurrentInTransferGroup();
}
}
namespace Windows.Networking.Connectivity {
public sealed class CellularApnContext {
string ProfileName { get; set; }
}
public sealed class ConnectionProfileFilter {
IReference<Guid> PurposeGuid { get; set; }
}
public sealed class WwanConnectionProfileDetails {
WwanNetworkIPKind IPKind { get; }
IVectorView<Guid> PurposeGuids { get; }
}
public enum WwanNetworkIPKind
}
namespace Windows.Networking.NetworkOperators {
public sealed class MobileBroadbandAntennaSar {
public MobileBroadbandAntennaSar(int antennaIndex, int sarBackoffIndex);
}
public sealed class MobileBroadbandModem {
IAsyncOperation<MobileBroadbandPco> TryGetPcoAsync();
}
public sealed class MobileBroadbandModemIsolation
public sealed class MobileBroadbandPco
public sealed class MobileBroadbandPcoDataChangeTriggerDetails
public sealed class TetheringEntitlementCheckTriggerDetails
}
namespace Windows.Networking.Sockets {
public sealed class ServerMessageWebSocket : IClosable
public sealed class ServerMessageWebSocketControl
public sealed class ServerMessageWebSocketInformation
public sealed class ServerStreamWebSocket : IClosable
public sealed class ServerStreamWebSocketInformation
}
namespace Windows.Networking.Vpn {
public sealed class VpnNativeProfile : IVpnProfile {
string IDi { get; set; }
VpnPayloadIdType IdiType { get; set; }
string IDr { get; set; }
VpnPayloadIdType IdrType { get; set; }
bool IsImsConfig { get; set; }
string PCscf { get; }
}
public enum VpnPayloadIdType
}
namespace Windows.Security.Authentication.Identity.Provider {
public enum SecondaryAuthenticationFactorAuthenticationMessage {
CanceledByUser = 22,
CenterHand = 23,
ConnectionRequired = 20,
DeviceUnavaliable = 28,
MoveHandCloser = 24,
MoveHandFarther = 25,
PlaceHandAbove = 26,
RecognitionFailed = 27,
TimeLimitExceeded = 21,
}
}
namespace Windows.Services.Maps {
public sealed class MapRouteDrivingOptions {
IReference<DateTime> DepartureTime { get; set; }
}
}
namespace Windows.System {
public sealed class AppActivationResult
public sealed class AppDiagnosticInfo {
IAsyncOperation<AppActivationResult> ActivateAsync();
}
public sealed class AppResourceGroupInfo {
IAsyncOperation<bool> TryResumeAsync();
IAsyncOperation<bool> TrySuspendAsync();
IAsyncOperation<bool> TryTerminateAsync();
}
public sealed class User {
public static User GetDefault();
}
public enum UserType {
SystemManaged = 4,
}
}
namespace Windows.System.Diagnostics {
public sealed class DiagnosticInvoker {
IAsyncOperationWithProgress<DiagnosticActionResult, DiagnosticActionState> RunDiagnosticActionFromStringAsync(string context);
}
}
namespace Windows.System.Diagnostics.DevicePortal {
public sealed class DevicePortalConnection {
ServerMessageWebSocket GetServerMessageWebSocketForRequest(HttpRequestMessage request);
ServerMessageWebSocket GetServerMessageWebSocketForRequest(HttpRequestMessage request, SocketMessageType messageType, string protocol);
ServerMessageWebSocket GetServerMessageWebSocketForRequest(HttpRequestMessage request, SocketMessageType messageType, string protocol, uint outboundBufferSizeInBytes, uint maxMessageSize, MessageWebSocketReceiveMode receiveMode);
ServerStreamWebSocket GetServerStreamWebSocketForRequest(HttpRequestMessage request);
ServerStreamWebSocket GetServerStreamWebSocketForRequest(HttpRequestMessage request, string protocol, uint outboundBufferSizeInBytes, bool noDelay);
}
public sealed class DevicePortalConnectionRequestReceivedEventArgs {
bool IsWebSocketUpgradeRequest { get; }
IVectorView<string> WebSocketProtocolsRequested { get; }
Deferral GetDeferral();
}
}
namespace Windows.System.RemoteSystems {
public static class KnownRemoteSystemCapabilities {
public static string NearShare { get; }
}
}
namespace Windows.System.UserProfile {
public static class GlobalizationPreferences {
public static GlobalizationPreferencesForUser GetForUser(User user);
}
public sealed class GlobalizationPreferencesForUser
}
namespace Windows.UI.ApplicationSettings {
public sealed class AccountsSettingsPane {
public static IAsyncAction ShowAddAccountForUserAsync(User user);
public static IAsyncAction ShowManageAccountsForUserAsync(User user);
}
public sealed class AccountsSettingsPaneCommandsRequestedEventArgs {
User User { get; }
}
}
namespace Windows.UI.Composition {
public sealed class BounceScalarNaturalMotionAnimation : ScalarNaturalMotionAnimation
public sealed class BounceVector2NaturalMotionAnimation : Vector2NaturalMotionAnimation
public sealed class BounceVector3NaturalMotionAnimation : Vector3NaturalMotionAnimation
public class CompositionLight : CompositionObject {
bool IsEnabled { get; set; }
}
public sealed class Compositor : IClosable {
string Comment { get; set; }
BounceScalarNaturalMotionAnimation CreateBounceScalarAnimation();
BounceVector2NaturalMotionAnimation CreateBounceVector2Animation();
BounceVector3NaturalMotionAnimation CreateBounceVector3Animation();
}
public sealed class PointLight : CompositionLight {
Vector2 AttenuationCutoff { get; set; }
}
public sealed class SpotLight : CompositionLight {
Vector2 AttenuationCutoff { get; set; }
}
}
namespace Windows.UI.Composition.Core {
public sealed class CompositorController : IClosable
}
namespace Windows.UI.Composition.Desktop {
public sealed class HwndTarget : CompositionTarget
}
namespace Windows.UI.Xaml {
public sealed class BringIntoViewOptions {
double HorizontalAlignmentRatio { get; set; }
double HorizontalOffset { get; set; }
double VerticalAlignmentRatio { get; set; }
double VerticalOffset { get; set; }
}
public sealed class BringIntoViewRequestedEventArgs : RoutedEventArgs
public sealed class EffectiveViewportChangedEventArgs
public enum FocusVisualKind {
Reveal = 2,
}
public class FrameworkElement : UIElement {
event TypedEventHandler<FrameworkElement, EffectiveViewportChangedEventArgs> EffectiveViewportChanged;
void InvalidateViewport();
virtual bool IsViewport();
}
public class UIElement : DependencyObject {
public static RoutedEvent BringIntoViewRequestedEvent { get; }
public static RoutedEvent ContextRequestedEvent { get; }
KeyboardAcceleratorPlacementMode KeyboardAcceleratorPlacementMode { get; set; }
public static DependencyProperty KeyboardAcceleratorPlacementModeProperty { get; }
DependencyObject KeyboardAcceleratorToolTipTarget { get; set; }
public static DependencyProperty KeyboardAcceleratorToolTipTargetProperty { get; }
DependencyObject KeyTipTarget { get; set; }
public static DependencyProperty KeyTipTargetProperty { get; }
event TypedEventHandler<UIElement, BringIntoViewRequestedEventArgs> BringIntoViewRequested;
virtual void OnBringIntoViewRequested(BringIntoViewRequestedEventArgs e);
virtual void OnKeyboardAcceleratorInvoked(KeyboardAcceleratorInvokedEventArgs args);
}
}
namespace Windows.UI.Xaml.Automation.Peers {
public sealed class AutoSuggestBoxAutomationPeer : FrameworkElementAutomationPeer, IInvokeProvider {
void Invoke();
}
public class CalendarDatePickerAutomationPeer : FrameworkElementAutomationPeer, IInvokeProvider, IValueProvider
}
namespace Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls {
public class AppBarButton : Button, ICommandBarElement, ICommandBarElement2 {
string KeyboardAcceleratorText { get; set; }
public static DependencyProperty KeyboardAcceleratorTextProperty { get; }
AppBarButtonTemplateSettings TemplateSettings { get; }
}
public class AppBarToggleButton : ToggleButton, ICommandBarElement, ICommandBarElement2 {
string KeyboardAcceleratorText { get; set; }
public static DependencyProperty KeyboardAcceleratorTextProperty { get; }
AppBarToggleButtonTemplateSettings TemplateSettings { get; }
}
public class MenuFlyoutItem : MenuFlyoutItemBase {
string KeyboardAcceleratorText { get; set; }
public static DependencyProperty KeyboardAcceleratorTextProperty { get; }
MenuFlyoutItemTemplateSettings TemplateSettings { get; }
}
public class NavigationView : ContentControl {
string PaneTitle { get; set; }
public static DependencyProperty PaneTitleProperty { get; }
event TypedEventHandler<NavigationView, object> PaneClosed;
event TypedEventHandler<NavigationView, NavigationViewPaneClosingEventArgs> PaneClosing;
event TypedEventHandler<NavigationView, object> PaneOpened;
event TypedEventHandler<NavigationView, object> PaneOpening;
}
public sealed class NavigationViewPaneClosingEventArgs
public sealed class ScrollViewer : ContentControl {
bool IsResponsiveToOcclusions { get; set; }
public static DependencyProperty IsResponsiveToOcclusionsProperty { get; }
}
public enum WebViewPermissionType {
Screen = 5,
}
}
namespace Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls.Maps {
public sealed class MapControl : Control {
string Region { get; set; }
public static DependencyProperty RegionProperty { get; }
}
public class MapElement : DependencyObject {
bool IsEnabled { get; set; }
public static DependencyProperty IsEnabledProperty { get; }
}
}
namespace Windows.UI.Xaml.Controls.Primitives {
public sealed class AppBarButtonTemplateSettings : DependencyObject
public sealed class AppBarToggleButtonTemplateSettings : DependencyObject
public class ListViewItemPresenter : ContentPresenter {
bool DisableTilt { get; set; }
public static DependencyProperty DisableTiltProperty { get; }
}
public sealed class MenuFlyoutItemTemplateSettings : DependencyObject
}
namespace Windows.UI.Xaml.Input {
public sealed class GettingFocusEventArgs : RoutedEventArgs {
bool TryCancel();
bool TrySetNewFocusedElement(DependencyObject element);
}
public sealed class KeyboardAcceleratorInvokedEventArgs {
KeyboardAccelerator KeyboardAccelerator { get; }
}
public enum KeyboardAcceleratorPlacementMode
public sealed class LosingFocusEventArgs : RoutedEventArgs {
bool TryCancel();
bool TrySetNewFocusedElement(DependencyObject element);
}
}

This Week on Windows: Surface Book 2 available today, Black Friday deals and more

We hope you enjoyed this week’s episode of This Week on Windows! Head over here to learn more about the Surface Book 2, available today; read more about the top Black Friday deals from Microsoft and our partners, kicking off Nov. 23; check out our Windows 10 Tip on how to make your movies and games sound better with Windows Sonic – or, keep reading for more of this week’s news!
 Surface Book 2 available today

Surface Book 2 removes the barrier between the desktop and the laptop by giving mobile professionals the power of a desktop, the versatility of a tablet, and the freedom of a laptop in one beautifully designed device. With the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and 1060 discrete graphics options, Surface Book 2 is up to five times more powerful than the original and is twice as powerful as the latest MacBook Pro. All this power and Surface Book 2 still provides all-day battery life – up to 17 hours of video playback. Surface Book 2 with the 13” weighs 3.38lbs and the 15” Surface Book 2 is 4.2lbs.
Purchase your own Surface Book 2 here
The detachable display and hinge of Surface Book 2 has been redesigned to provide a smoother, faster detach into Tablet or Studio Mode – and when you detach to sketch an idea or watch a video, the Surface Book 2 turns into the world’s thinnest and lightest 8th Gen Intel Core i7 PC. Surface Book 2 brings you a full array of ports, including USB-A, USB-C, and full-size SD card reader which makes it easy to connect other devices, accessories and memory cards without the need for a bag full of dongles.
Surface Book 2 13” is available today in the United States and additional markets around the world, along with Surface Book 2 15” in the United States at your local Microsoft Store and Microsoft.com. Visit this blog post for 5 reasons you’ll love Surface Book 2.

Black Friday deals from Microsoft and our partners

Black Friday deals from Microsoft Store and our partners kick off Nov. 23. Save big on Surface, Windows Mixed Reality headsets, Windows 10 PCs – and get an Xbox One S at its lowest price ever! You can also save on apps like Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018, PC games including Forza Motorsport 7 – Standard Edition and Halo Wars 2, movies like Deadpool and Wonder Woman and more. Here’s a sneak peek into the hottest deals you can enjoy starting next weekend through Cyber Monday at your local Microsoft Store, Microsoft.com and on your Windows 10 PC. You can check out more deals here.

What’s new in the Microsoft Store this week:
MINECON Skin Pack for Minecraft

MINECON is less than a week away! Get ready with the MINECON Skin Pack for Minecraft ($26.99), full of cosplayers, cake and dinner dress – everything you need for a MINECON celebration. Get a free fully explorable Minecraft map by the Elite map maker Jigarbov based on the MINECON Earth logo. Not to be outdone, the Minecraft team themselves have put together a free celebratory map as well, packed full of disco-dancing parrots. This FREE content is available for a limited time only: Nov. 13-27.
Hulu: Future Man

Hulu (Free, subscription required for content) has something hilarious in store this month, debuting Future Man, a new and original comedy series starring John Hutcherson. When his character, a janitor by day, world-ranked gamer by night, is approached by mysterious visitors from the future, they proclaim him the key to defeating an imminent super-race invasion. Watch what happens.
Candy Crush 5th Anniversary

We’ve devoured this sweet matching game for five years, but we still can’t get enough of Candy Crush Saga and Candy Crush Soda Saga (Free, with IAP options). Now, in celebration of this birthday milestone, there are special events everywhere. Candy Crush Soda Saga offers a Free Birthday Booster for levels 29 and higher through Nov. 21, and Candy Crush Saga does the same from today through Nov. 23.
Have a great weekend!

5 reasons you’ll love Surface Book 2

Starting today, you can get your hands on the most powerful Surface ever, Surface Book 2. We built this Surface for people who need the performance and graphics processing power to work, create, and game from anywhere. Now anyone who needs desktop-class power, from designers, developers, and engineers to scientists, artists, and gamers can have the freedom and flexibility of a laptop and tablet. Whether you choose the 13-inch or the 15-inch (US only), here are 5 reasons to love the new Surface Book 2.
It’s really powerful – Surface Book 2 is the most powerful Surface ever. It has four times the processing power and more than five times the graphics performance of the original Surface Book. It has up to twice the total processing of similarly spec’d MacBook Pros1. With quad-core 8th Gen Intel Core processors, up to 16GB of RAM and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and 1060 discrete GPUs, Surface Book 2 has the power you’ll need for whatever you do.
It has amazing battery life – Surface Book 2 goes where you go and keeps up with up to 17 hours of battery life2 (or up to 5 hours on the detached tablet). That’s up to 70% longer than a MacBook Pro 13-inch or 15-inch. With the power slider in Windows 10 (click on the battery icon) you can optimize either for peak performance or longer battery life. And, if you don’t have your Surface power cord, you now have the option to charge via USB-C using a compatible charger.
It plays hard –With an optional NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5 graphics memory, you’re going to love gaming on Surface Book 2. Our team has been playing Gears of War 4 and Forza Motorsport 7 – both graphically intense games – at 1080p and 60 FPS and they look amazing on the PixelSense display. The 15-inch model even includes Xbox Wireless built-in so you can pair Xbox One Accessories and play wherever you want. Surface Book 2 is also ready for Windows Mixed Reality. Connect a compatible Windows Mixed Reality headset and controllers to experience the most immersive gaming and VR experiences with 100+ degrees view field and 90hz refresh rate.
It’s a creator’s dream – Whether you’re a game developer, digital artist, designer, 3D-modeller, AI developer, photographer, or video guru, Surface Book 2 is what you need to create the amazing. You’ll have all the power you’ll need to run full versions of the software you depend on, a beautiful PixelSense display and awesome keyboard and trackpad. Beyond these, Surface Book 2 lets you create and edit with the optional Surface Pen3, featuring 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity and tilt and on-screen use of the Surface Dial3 The ink experience even extends to Office 3653 , where we’ve done a ton of work as a company to make sure your work really comes to life.
It’s incredibly versatile – The original Surface Book made waves with its detachable screen, and these new devices continue to offer unmatched versatility. Use Surface Book 2 as a traditional laptop or disconnect the tablet to experience the freedom of the thinnest 8th Gen Intel Core i7 PC available. Turn the screen around and re-attach it for view mode, a great way to share ideas or watch movies at 30,000 feet. Close the device with the screen exposed and your Surface Book 2 becomes a powerful, portable Studio angled just right for drawing and using Dial. Surface Book 2 also includes a full array of ports – two full-size USB 3.1, USB-C, an SD card reader, Surface Connect ports in both the base and tablet and a 3.5mm headset jack.

Surface Book 2 is available today starting at $1,499.99 USD at Microsoft Store, Microsoft.com, and Best Buy in the US, and around the world at select retailers.
I encourage you to see and try one in person. I hope you love it as much as I do.
1Microsoft Test Lab 3DMark 11 Graphics and LuxMark 3.1 CPU+GPU score comparison, Surface Book 15-inch [Intel i7-8650U with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060] vs. MacBook Pro 15-inch [Intel i7-7567U with AMD Radeon Pro 560], and Surface Book 13” [Intel i7-8650U with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050] vs. MacBook Pro 13-inch [Intel i7-7567U], October 2017.2Up to 17 hours of video playback. Testing conducted by Microsoft in October 2017 using preproduction Intel Core i5, 256GB, 8 GB RAM device. Testing consisted of full battery discharge during video playback. All settings were default except: i-Fi was associated with a network and Auto-Brightness disabled. Battery life varies significantly with setting, usage, and other factors. 3Surface Pen, Surface Dial, and Office 365 sold separately.

Windows 10 at Microsoft Connect(); 2017

Today, at Microsoft Connect(); we spoke about the work we have been doing to align the concepts and tags that can be shared between Microsoft’s XAML UI systems.  With Windows 10 XAML and Xamarin.Forms, we expose the full and unique capabilities of each platform. Xamarin.Forms focuses on native mobile experiences and exposing the common subset of controls and capabilities needed most by mobile developers. Windows 10 XAML and WPF are optimized for native Windows experiences, including the most rich and demanding experiences optimized for use with mouse, keyboard and touch. We are releasing a preview of Xamarin.Forms which includes additional APIs that advance XAML Standard, including new types names and properties for common elements you will recognize from Windows 10 XAML. I encourage you to check out the APIs at: aka.ms/xamlstandard and provide us with your feedback. We look forward to working with you.
Connect(); Sessions
Tomorrow, on November 16th, you can view two Connect(); 2017 live sessions online to learn more about how to create beautiful and engaging applications. In “Engaging with your customers on any platform using the Microsoft Graph, Activity Feed, and Adaptive Cards” you’ll learn how customers’ lives are made more seamless through Microsoft Graph and Project Rome. Allowing customers to use Windows, Android and iOS together ensures continuity in busy lifestyles. Next, you’ll learn about the benefits Bots and Adaptive Cards bring to that same customer, as well as the businesses they are interacting with. And finally, we’ll show you how unique Windows experiences like Notifications and Timeline run smoothly and are quick and easy to integrate with Adaptive Cards. Be sure to tune in at 11 a.m. PST to learn about all of these rich features.
In our next session, also on November 16 at 12pm PST, we show you how to make your applications more beautiful. “Building amazing applications with the Fluent Design System” helps you transform your applications to be engaging, modern and visually rich. It includes the UX building blocks, guidelines, tools and end-to-end support developers need. You will learn how easy it is to use familiar technologies like XAML and C# to create applications that bring the Fluent Design System to life on Windows 10 across a range of devices and inputs. We will cover the different elements of the design system and how to use the latest controls, animations, effects and other platform capabilities to captivate your customers and maximize their productivity. To learn more about the features, visit: http://developer.microsoft.com/design.
Wrapping up
Last month, we shipped the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update SDK – we created tools and APIs to help developers build applications that will make customers want to engage and re-engage with your application – driving future growth and retention. We are constantly taking in your feedback and making Windows 10 a better place for all developers.

Minecraft: Education Edition reaches a milestone of two million users and releases new Hour of Code tutorial

Three years ago, Minecraft became a part of the Microsoft family, and my team began our work to extend Minecraft’s potential in classrooms around the world. Flash forward to today – one year after the release of Minecraft: Education Edition – and I’m thrilled to share that we’re continuing to see tremendous momentum with more than 2 million licensed users in 115 countries around the world and more than 250 educator created lesson plans in our community.

Educators are teaching a wide variety of subjects with Minecraft: Education Edition, and we’ve seen particularly exciting results when Minecraft is used to teach Computer Science. Though many don’t realize it, coding is in fact one of the most creative activities a student can do, building something with no limitations but his or her own creativity. And research continues to show that creativity, collaboration and coding are all critical skills for students’ long-term success in the modern workplace.
As part of Microsoft’s continued commitment to empower students with these skills, we’ve partnered with Code.org for the past two years to offer educators and students a free Hour of Code tutorial using Minecraft. The results – far beyond anything we could have imagined.
To date, nearly 70 million Minecraft Hour of Code sessions have introduced the basics of coding to people around the world, joining the global movement. Today, I’m excited to announce that we have built a new Minecraft Hour of Code tutorial called Minecraft: Hero’s Journey. Available at Code.org/Minecraft today, Hero’s Journey introduces a fun character called the Agent and 12 new challenges that teach core coding concepts like loops, debugging, and functions. It’s free and playable across iOS, Android and Windows platforms. Upon completing the tutorial, students can import their code into Minecraft: Education Edition for the first time ever, bringing their work to life in the game, or share their work via email, text message or social media. Learn more about the tutorial at education.minecraft.net/hour-of-code, and read more about today’s news over at the Education Blog!

Windows 10 Tip: Make your movies and games sound better with Windows Sonic

What is Spatial Sound?
Imagine watching a movie or playing a game and hearing helicopters not only fly around you, but also fly directly over you.  With spatial sound you can! Spatial sound is an enhanced immersive audio experience where sounds can flow around you, including overhead, in three-dimensional virtual space. Spatial sound provides an enhanced atmosphere which traditional surround sound formats cannot.
With spatial sound, all your movies and games will sound better.  Some games, movies, and shows can natively support spatial sound – which provides the highest level of audio immersion and location accuracy. Otherwise, any traditional surround sound content is automatically upscaled to also provide an enhanced audio experience.
What spatial sound formats does Windows support?
You can choose from three different spatial sound providers to hear the benefits: Windows Sonic for Headphones, Dolby Atmos for Headphones, and Dolby Atmos for home theater.*
Windows Sonic for Headphones can be used with any headphones, earbuds or headsets, and makes all your movies and games sound more immersive and enables games to place audio with pinpoint accuracy.
Dolby Atmos brings Dolby’s premium cinema experience to your home or to your device on the go.  Dolby Atmos can be experienced over headphones or through your Dolby Atmos enabled home theater system, sound bar, or TV.  With Dolby Atmos, you’ll be able to experience powerfully immersive and emotive audio in many of today’s blockbuster movies.  Games that take advantage of Dolby Atmos provide new ways to heighten the experience for gamers with stunning detail, precision, and realism.
How do I get Windows Sonic for Headphones or Dolby Atmos?
Windows Sonic for Headphones is available out of the box as part of Windows 10.  Simply follow the instructions below to enable it.
To enable Dolby Atmos, just download the Dolby Access app, available for free in the Microsoft Store. You can then enjoy your Dolby Atmos enabled home theater system, sound bar, or TV for free. To enable Dolby Atmos for Headphones, you can purchase it through the Dolby Access app for $14.99, which activates it on up to 10 devices (including Xbox One).
How do I enable Windows Sonic for Headphones or Dolby Atmos on my PC?
To enable spatial sound on your Windows 10 PC:
Plug your headphones or Dolby Atmos capable audio-video receiver via HDMI to your PC.

Right click on the volume icon in the Task Tray, highlight the spatial sound provider you’d like to use. (Note: If you choose Dolby Atmos for Headphones or Dolby Atmos for Home Theater, you will be taken to the store to download the free Dolby Access  From there you can follow the instructions to try or buy Dolby Atmos for Headphones or enable Dolby Atmos for Home Theater.)
Start your favorite movie or game and enjoy!
*Available on select Windows 10 PCs running the Windows 10 Creators Update or higher.

Independence Blue Cross modernizes the workplace with Microsoft 365

Early in my career I recall the days where I would drive to work and sit at my desk using my large CVT monitor and tower PC working on a new marketing plan for a seasonal campaign. I would then email the plan or fax to multiple people in different locations for a follow-up conference call a few days later. That type of workstyle is a distant memory and speed agility with an increasing need for real-time collaboration is critical to business agility and success. Today organizations across the globe are increasingly becoming more mobile, with more employees working from home or a remote location to accommodate a flexible workstyle. In fact, studies show employees are not at their desk 50-60 percent of the time.*
Over the past year Microsoft has been actively working with Independence Blue Cross (IBX), with headquarters in Philadelphia, which provides health insurance for more than 2.5 million people to help deliver a low cost yet highly productive solution for their mobile workforce
Challenged to support its increasingly mobile workforce and safeguard customers’ personal medical information, IBX worked with Microsoft Consulting Services to upgrade to Microsoft 365, which includes Windows 10 Enterprise, Office 365 ProPlus, and Enterprise Mobility & Security suite. So far, it has deployed 3,300 licenses on desktops across the company, the first step in upgrading its entire workforce.
One of the main drivers of moving to the Microsoft 365 suite of products was the native security and mobility functionality in Windows 10 and the collaboration capabilities in Office 365 ProPlus. IBX improved mobility and increased productivity for its employees all while reducing operational costs. And with Microsoft 365, IBX is able to modernize their workplace through managed services, empowering IBX with more creativity, security, and simplicity in their environment and for their employees, wherever they decide to work.
“Our company has a very ambitious work-from-home strategy. Giving employees the ability to go where their responsibilities take them, and ensuring they can work and communicate securely from any location and on any device, is fundamental to our vision for the business,” said Steve Giuliano, Vice President of Technology at Independence Blue Cross.
With Windows 10 and the Semi-Annual servicing model through Windows as a Service, employees are able to download the latest updates to their devices at their convenience versus having the IT team schedule deployments with each department and interrupting their work for hours on end.
“We considered the partnership with Microsoft our safety net, giving us the right amount of planning help to navigate our concerns, avoid potential roadblocks, and make sure the upgrade would go smoothly,” said Katherine Kuznetsov, Director of Infrastructure Systems at Independence Blue Cross. Kuznetsov added IBX employees appreciated the way the company deployed Windows 10, calling it a “significant win for [IBX] as a company.”
IBX is making the most of Windows 10 security and management options to serve the needs of its workers wherever they are. IBX relies on Microsoft System Security Configuration Manager and Windows Defender Anti-Virus, allowing IBX to manage devices and provide updates to the operating system much simpler by providing a consistent experience across all devices while keeping data and applications secure and consistently up to date. Additionally, the company is also looking at Windows Defender Device Guard and Credential Guard to protect employees further.
One of the exciting outcomes of the workplace modernization taking place at IBX is the company’s desire and interest in the latest hardware innovations on the Windows 10 platform. Having moved to Windows 10, IBX now makes Microsoft Surface devices a standard offering. Employees who need a new computer can choose a Surface Pro 4 device, and the company is taking advantage of Surface Hub for enhanced teamwork and collaboration in the conference room.
Windows 10 Reduces Costs and Complexity for Independence Blue Cross
Standardizing on Windows 10 provides reduced cost benefits for IBX. According to Giuliano, the comprehensive platform and native functionality that Windows 10 provides adds up to big benefits. For example, the company has reduced complexity and lowered costs by hundreds of thousands of dollars eliminating several third-party applications.
“With Windows 7, we had to use add-on products for things like endpoint device management and USB port management,” he said. “Now we do all that with our OS. Every time Microsoft adds a security feature to Windows 10 that takes a third-party product off our computers, it’s a win for us.”
By enabling IBX employees to have the flexibility to do work remotely or from home, and without the need to provide a dedicated desk for every employee every day, IBX is seeing a deeper cost savings as they recover more than 35,000 square feet of prime office space in downtown Philadelphia, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars per year in operational expenses.
“Thanks to Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus, we’re making it even easier to work from home than it is to work at the office,” Giuliano said. “That’s really what people want—the ability to work anywhere without location creating some technical obstacle they have to overcome. They want to know that our company is protecting sensitive information and providing them with a reliable experience wherever they choose to work.”
With the combination of Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus, and Enterprise Mobility + Security suite brought together in Microsoft 365, IBX has delivered a complete, intelligent, secure solution that empowers everyone to be creative and work together, securely. IBX empowered their employees with more freedom and flexibility with modern mobile devices. Wherever people decide to work, IBX has the same goal for all its employees: “save people five minutes a day.”
“We work hard to achieve that goal, and tools like Windows 10 and Office 365 ProPlus make that process more refined,” he said. “It’s not about dramatic changes; it’s about all the small ways that things are just a little easier. It’s that idea of saving people five minutes a day, multiplied by thousands of employees and thousands of devices.”
It’s exciting to see the impact of a modern workplace powered by Microsoft 365 taking place at IBX.
*Global Workplace Analytics

This Week on Windows: Surface Book 2 now available for pre-order, Xbox One X launch, Samsung HMD Odyssey availability and more

We hope you enjoyed this week’s episode of This Week on Windows! It’s been a major week for us this week with pre-order for Surface Book 2 now open, the launch of the world’s most powerful console –  Xbox One X – and the availability of the Samsung HMD Odyssey and Super Lucky’s Tale. Head over here to learn more about the Windows 10 Tip in this week’s episode on how to pin your favorite websites to the taskbar with Microsoft Edge, check out the HP Spectre 13, powered by Windows 10 – or, keep reading for more of this week’s news!
In case you missed it:
 Surface Book 2 available today for pre-order

Surface Book 2 is available today for pre-order with delivery beginning Nov. 16. Surface Book 2 removes the barrier between the desktop and the laptop by giving mobile professionals the power of a desktop, the versatility of a tablet, and the freedom of a laptop in one beautifully designed device. With the latest 8th Gen Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and 1060 discrete graphics options, Surface Book 2 is up to five times more powerful than the original and is twice as powerful as the latest MacBook Pro. All this power and Surface Book 2 still provides all-day battery life – up to 17 hours of video playback. Surface Book 2 with the 13” weighs 3.38lbs and the 15” Surface Book 2 is 4.2lbs.
The detachable display and hinge of Surface Book 2 has been redesigned to provide a smoother, faster detach into Tablet or Studio Mode – and when you detach to sketch an idea or watch a video, the Surface Book 2 turns into the world’s thinnest and lightest 8th Gen Intel Core i7 PC. Surface Book 2 brings you a full array of ports, including USB-A, USB-C, and full-size SD card reader which makes it easy to connect other devices, accessories and memory cards without the need for a bag full of dongles.
Surface Book 2 13” is available for pre-order today in the United States and additional markets around the world, along with Surface Book 2 15” in the United States at your local Microsoft Store and Microsoft.com. Delivery will begin on Nov. 16. To learn more about Surface Book 2, please visit this blog post.
 The world’s most powerful console, Xbox One X, launches worldwide
 
The official launch of the world’s most powerful console, Xbox One X, brings a new era of immersive 4K gaming and 4K entertainment to gamers across the globe. With 40 percent more power than any other console, Xbox One X is where console gamers can play the best versions of games. The new console launches with the largest games lineup in Xbox history, with more than 70 Xbox One X Enhanced titles coming in the first week and more than 50 available on launch day, including Forza Motorsport 7, Super Lucky’s Tale, Assassin’s Creed Origins, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, and FIFA 18. The Xbox One games library consists of more than 1,300 games and more than 220 exclusives, all of which play best on Xbox One X. More titles are on the way like the hottest game on the planet PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, releasing as an Xbox One console launch exclusive Dec. 12, 2017.
The power of Xbox One X
 Xbox One X is built for true 4K gaming, with enough power to drive native 4K resolutions, High Dynamic Range and Wide Color Gamut into a pristine visual package beyond what’s capable in existing consoles. Existing Xbox One games play even better, with improved textures, smoother frame rates and faster load times, even on a 1080p TV. Xbox One X is also the only product in the world that packs all of the following features in one amazing device: 4K gaming for the world’s greatest games, a built-in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, 4K streaming capabilities, High Dynamic Range support for gaming and video, and premium audio that puts gamers in the center of spatial sound with Dolby Atmos support. The craftsmanship in the Xbox One X hardware means it’s not only the world’s most powerful console, it’s also the smallest and most feature-rich Xbox ever.
For the latest on where to buy Xbox One X, visit xbox.com/xboxonex. You can also head to your local retailer, including Microsoft Store, for more information. Read more over at Xbox Wire!
Samsung HMD Odyssey is now available

The Samsung HMD Odyssey is now available for purchase. The Samsung HMD Odyssey provides a remarkable immersive experience with Dual AMOLED high-resolution displays, a 110-degree field of view, built-in premium AKG headphones, and built-in 6 DOF inside-out position tracking. The device is quick and easy to set up and delivers a premium virtual reality experience with superior picture quality. You can buy the Samsung HMD Odyssey today from the Microsoft Store.

Here’s what’s new in the Microsoft Store:
Super Lucky’s Tale

Super Lucky’s Tale ($29.99) is a delightful, playground platformer for all ages that follows Lucky, the ever-optimistic, energetic, and lovable hero, on his quest to find his inner strength and help his sister rescue the Book of Ages from Jinx. Dive into unpredictable foxholes, or try devilish side scrolling challenge levels to unlock additional rewards. Read more about Super Lucky’s Tale over at Xbox Wire!
Forza Motorsport 7: Samsung QLED TV Car Pack

Arriving today for #Forza7, the @Samsung QLED Car Pack features an incredible variety of vehicles. Check out the trailer! pic.twitter.com/lhiLI1YRav
— Forza Motorsport (@ForzaMotorsport) November 7, 2017

The first of the monthly DLC releases for Forza Motorsport 7, the Samsung QLED TV Car Pack ($6.99) includes 7 new cars for $6.99. In true Forza fashion, this pack features an incredible variety of vehicles – from the latest Alfa Romeo to Nissan’s famous Bluebird Super Silhouette race car, as well a couple of rough-and-ready off-roaders.
Have a great weekend!