Microsoft has announced that Discord account integration is coming to the Xbox One, as is Xbox Live integration for the Discord app. This will allow Discord users to see what their Xbox friends are playing.
Windows 10 Lean now appears in a Skip Ahead build for Windows Insider participants. There are no obvious app restrictions like Windows 10 S, but rather the removal of specific tools for a more streamlined, lightweight footprint.
Microsoft may use the Surface Phone to showcase Windows 10's new telephony features. A Windows Insider Preview build reveals that support for phone features in Windows is coming, further fueling Surface Phone rumors.
Microsoft will hold a new series of education courses for kids this summer. The courses focus on coding, game development, robotics, 3D moviemaking, and philanthropy. All classes are free and held at Microsoft Stores.
There is a rather sophisticated Internet Explorer zero-day bug that is apparently in the wild. It was discovered by Chinese antivirus company Qihoo 360 Core and infects PCs via a malicious Office document.
Microsoft is demoting its OneNote 2016 desktop application, replacing it with the Windows 10 OneNote app instead and adding new features only to the latter. OneNote UWP will also be the default version for Office 2019.
Though Microsoft and Google are fierce competitors, the release of Windows Defender for Chrome can be seen as a win for consumers. It's designed to help users identify malicious websites and prevent phishing attacks.
It's still unclear when Microsoft's refreshed Xbox One avatars will arrive to all users, but a leaked video showing off the rich array of customization features has us excited. It shouldn't be too long now.
Microsoft revealed a new end-to-end platform for Internet of Things devices called Azure Sphere, consisting of a new microcontroller backed by a new Linux-based operating system. Linux is likely used due to its open-source roots.
Intel announced its refreshed security push during the RSA security convention The company revealed a collaboration with Microsoft that places Intel's new GPU-based Advanced Memory Scanning technology in Windows Defender.