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In this edition of Microsoft Weekly we have a lot to unpack, including lots of Windows bugs and their associated fixes, changes to Windows 11 in the latest Dev Channel build, and games in Teams (!).
Microsoft has said it's issuing new invites to the Xbox Alpha and Alpha Skip-Ahead rings to eligible participants. Places for the rings are limited, so be sure to accept quickly if you want to join.
It seems like Microsoft is looking at ways to reduce energy consumption while gaming on an Xbox or Windows PC by reducing the graphical output through adjusting resolution, frame rates, and more.
Microsoft has released a new update for Insiders on the Xbox Alpha Skip-Ahead ring. It delivers a 30% bitrate improvement for gamers that record videos in 720p and 1080p, among other features.
Microsoft has kicked off a new initiative to redesign the Xbox homepage to make it more personal and to cater to feature requests and feedback from users. General availability is expected in 2023.
Microsoft's Windows Insider Program has confirmed today that there will be an update to the Xbox Game Bar, allowing users to launch cloud streaming games directly from the controller bar.
Microsoft has a new update for Xbox testers participating in the Alpha-Skip Ahead Ring of the Xbox Insider program. The latest release offers settings and dashboard performance improvements.
Microsoft has begun Insider Preview sessions of its upcoming family plan of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The new tier lets subscribers invite four more people into the membership with full benefits.
The Xbox App for Windows has received a new preview update which improves the search function to include all PC Game Pass titles, including those from EA Play and Ubisoft. There are also two fixes.
Microsoft is releasing Xbox Insider Preview Alpha Skip Ahead build 19031 (ver 2004 or 20H1) that fixes issues with Disney+ content playback. As with all preview builds, there are a few known issues.
Microsoft is revamping Quests for Xbox Game Pass, and the new experience is launching today in preview. In order to participate, you need to be an Xbox Insider and a Game Pass subscriber.
Today, Microsoft announced that it's rebuilding its Xbox Insider Hub app from the ground up. One of the things that will be redesigned is how the service handles Surveys and similar things.
If you've been looking for a spot in the Alpha Skip Ahead ring, now is the time to speak up, as Microsoft has stated that it wants more volunteers to test version 2004 due out in April of 2020.
Those who have gotten an invite to the Preview Alpha Skip Ahead ring of the Xbox Insider Program should be looking forward to a new build for version 1910, rolling out today at 2PM PT/5PM ET.
Folks who are in either the Alpha or Beta rings of the Xbox Insider Program should be getting a new build today from version 1906 of the console operating system, which is due out next month.
Microsoft has released new builds of the Xbox One system to the Preview Alpha and Skip Ahead rings, and the only notable change is improved alphabetical game sorting in My Games & Apps.
Microsoft is flighting a new Xbox One Insider Preview build today, and it includes new voice commands for Amazon Alexa, including the ability to pair a controller and eject a disc.
Microsoft announced today that you'll now be able to close your Xbox Insider account and delete all of the associated data. The feature will come through the Xbox Insider Hub application.
Brad Rossetti, Xbox Program Manager, announced that the team will make fixes and improvements to the Shopping Cart feature of the Xbox Store. The capability will resume in the coming weeks.
Today, Microsoft's Brad Rossetti tweeted that those enrolled in the Xbox Insider Program's Skip Ahead ring will get their first build from the Redstone 5 development branch tonight.
Today, Microsoft released a new Xbox Insider Preview to users on the Preview Alpha ring. Along with FastStart and the Avatar Editor, the new build includes quite a long list of fixes.
Last week, Microsoft announced that Xbox Insiders will soon have the ability to opt into a Skip Ahead ring. Today, the feature went live for the Preview Alpha ring, although there are no builds yet.
Microsoft is rolling out a new preview build for version 1806 of the Xbox One system. The new release focuses mostly on bug fixes instead of new features, but there are still problems to be wary of.
The Xbox One Preview Alpha Ring Insiders will begin receiving the newest Xbox One build (1805.180506-1920), which adds new features for grouping games and apps, improved family settings, and more.
While Microsoft originally planned to roll out Redstone 4 builds to Xbox Insiders this week, there were some issues preventing that, but the team says that it's on track to release it next week.
An update is expected to launch for Xbox Insiders soon which will finally enable 1440p support on the Xbox One X and the Xbox One S. The latter device's support will probably be limited to video.
Microsoft has finally confirmed that game gifting is coming to the Xbox One today, but only for Xbox Insiders in the Alpha ring, thus far. It didn't elaborate if other rings will get the new feature.
Today, Microsoft released Xbox One Insider Preview build 16287 to Insiders in the Alpha ring. It contains a couple of new features, along with a long list of fixes, and some known issues.
Today, Microsoft confirmed that Xbox Insiders on the Preview Beta ring will get their first 1710 build within the next few days, despite the fact that some Delta ring users have had it for four days.
Today, Microsoft released Xbox One Insider Preview build 16270 to the Alpha ring, bringing with it quite a few new features, such as 1080p streaming with Mixer and support for more languages.
Earlier today, Microsoft announced some of the new features that are coming in the Fall Creators Update for the Xbox One family of consoles. Here's the changelog for tonight's Alpha ring build.
Today, Microsoft announced that it will be releasing a new Xbox One Insider Preview build to the Alpha ring, which includes a fix for the Store. The build number is 15063.4083, or 1706.170719-1720.
Earlier this year, Microsoft announced the Xbox Live Creators Program, allowing more developers to build UWP games for the console. Now, those games are available in the Store for Insiders.
Today, Microsoft actually released a pair of Xbox One Insider Preview builds to the Alpha ring, finally bringing the build number to 15063.4073. It contains fixes, and a single known issue.
After being shown in the Windows Store for a couple of months, the Xbox Insider Hub is now available for use on 64-bit Windows 10 PCs that are on the Anniversary Update (build 14393) or higher.
Microsoft announced that Xbox Insiders in Preview Ring 3 will be receiving their first build of the version 1706 feature update for the Xbox One console. It features Mixer Co-streaming and more.
Microsoft today released its second Xbox One Insider Preview for the console's next feature update, version 1706. The new build, 15063.4054, is available in the Preview Alpha ring.
Today, Microsoft is releasing the first build of the next feature update for the Xbox One, version 1706, to Insiders that are on the Preview Beta ring. The build number is 15063.4043.
Today, Microsoft will be releasing the first Xbox One preview build of version 1706, the next feature update for the console, to Xbox Insiders that are enrolled in the Preview Alpha ring.