28 Nov 2017
28 Nov 2017

New and improved Event and CSS inspection for Microsoft Edge DevTools

Author: Microsoft Edge Team
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Editor’s note: This is the first post in a series highlighting what’s new and improved in the Microsoft Edge DevTools with EdgeHTML 16.

EdgeHTML 16 is now rolling out to devices around the world as part of the Windows 10 Fall Creator’s Update—and with it, some great improvements to the Microsoft Edge DevTools.

In this post, we’ll walk through a slew of new updates to the Elements tab (formerly known as the DOM Explorer) with improvements to CSS at-rules, Event Listeners, Pseudo-Elements and the overall user experience.

CSS at-rules

In EdgeHTML 16, we’ve completely redesigned how at-rules appear in the Elements tab. Previously, usage of CSS at-rules were either missing or incorrectly displayed. The DevTools now show @supports, @media and @keyframes styles in separate sections within the Styles pane:

Screen capture showing at-rules in the Elements tab

The new at-rules interface inspecting @keyframes on the CodePen example above

We also added a new pane for inspecting the rendered font of an element. In the Fonts pane, you can now see whether a font is served from the local machine or over the network and what, if any, fallback font face was used. If over the network, the DevTools will show the correlating @font-face rule:

Screen capture of text reading "Arial (Local, System, 67 chars)"

You can now inspect the rendered font of an element in the Fonts pane.

Ancestor Event Listeners

The DevTools now allow you to inspect all event listeners on ancestor elements up to the current Window with the Ancestors option. You can also group event listeners by Element to see how the events will fire at each level of the element tree. This enables you to determine where a rogue event listener might be firing higher up the tree.

Screen capture showing the new Ancestors option.

You can now inspect all event listeners on ancestor elements up to the current Window with the Acnestors option.

Screen capture of Ancestor Event Listeners grouped by Element

Ancestor Event Listeners can be grouped by Element or Event.


In the Styles pane, the DevTools now group styles by their respective pseudo-element, supporting ::before, ::after, ::first-letter, ::first-line and ::selection. This should make it easier to determine which style is winning the cascade.

Screen capture of the Styles pane with styles grouped by pseudo-element

Styles are now grouped by their respective psuedo-element.

User Experience

This release also includes some tweaks to the user experience of the DevTools to make it easier for developers who work in multiple browsers.

In particular, Layout pane has been removed and the box model is now at the top of the Computed pane, freeing up space for two new panes: Fonts and DOM breakpoints.

Screen capture of the new Computed pane with the box model

The box model is now at the top of the Computed pane.

Finally, to make it easier on developers who switch between multiple browsers, we’ve added two new ways to launch the DevTools: Ctrl+Shift+I and Ctrl+Shift+J. Ctrl+Shift+I will launch the DevTools just as the F12 keybinding does today. Ctrl+Shift+J will launch the DevTools (if not already open) and take you directly to the Console.

You can try out and file feedback for these new features starting with EdgeHTML 16, and find us on Twitter @EdgeDevTools to let us know what you think!

Clay Martin, Program Manager, Microsoft Edge DevTools

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28 Nov 2017

Coming soon to a flight near you!

Author: Dona Sarkar
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Hello Windows Insiders,

Check your inboxes! An email was sent out today to all Windows Insiders from Terry Myerson, Executive Vice President of the Windows and Devices Group, to talk about what’s coming for Insiders in upcoming flights.

First off – we will be bringing the feature Timeline to Insiders with the next flight. We demoed Timeline earlier this year at Build and it has been hotly anticipated by Insiders. Timeline is integrated directly into Task View and allows you to jump back in time to easily find the files, apps, and websites you’re looking for as if you never left. We’re really looking forward to hearing what Insiders think as they start using Timeline.

Timeline as shown at Build 2017
Timeline as shown at Build 2017

Second – we’re going to start doing controlled studies with some of new features for Windows 10 we’re working on. We’ve been doing this on a smaller scale – like trying out different Hub icons in Microsoft Edge to see which one people like more. Now we’re going to start doing these with entire features. This means that a smaller percentage of you will initially get certain new features in builds and others may not get these new features for a while, as we compare the usage and satisfaction of these features versus people who don’t. Eventually everyone will get these features—but it just could be awhile. With this approach, it also means that we will make these features broadly available when they are ready, not necessarily tied to the next major feature update of Windows 10.

In the coming weeks, one of the first features to take this new approach will be a feature we’re calling “Sets” (we may end up calling it something else by the time it ships).

We will of course continue to ship a ton of new features and updates to the entire Windows Insider community as we build the future of Windows.

For more, check out Terry’s email in your inbox. You can also read his email here from the Windows Insider website.

I also have a few more things to share with you as well.

We want to make sure you are aware that we recently re-launched our website and have shifted our focus to provide content that YOU have asked for, namely Insider Corner (showcase on the Community) and Articles (information about the program that you have been asking for such as Made By You articles, Behind-The-Scenes and more). You will continue to see new content being published to the website every month including your highly requested piece on “How to convince your boss to upgrade your business to Windows 10”!

As you know, we on the Insider team are deeply passionate about creating technology but also creating WITH technology. We believe that everyone in the world should have the opportunity to at least be exposed to Computer Science education. We believe that ANYONE can learn and it is NEVER too late. If you have not attempted any sort of coding, we invite you to join us for Computer Science Education week next week as we together as a team complete the Minecraft: Hero’s Journey one hour game.  We will then go into classrooms and teach this course within our own communities like this Windows Insider has done, not just for kids but the adults who love them. If you do complete this Hour of Code game (seeing that 5 year old’s can do this easily, we know you can too!), please do tweet us a screenshot of your completed certificate and we will share a mural of them in an upcoming website post!

For those of you who want to go further, I HIGHLY recommend this C# course on Microsoft Virtual Academy.

Over the next few months, you will see us create content and host events not only for our Insiders who are consumers and IT folks, but also Insiders who are developers and creators. This will include people who build UWP apps, but ALSO people who build anything using Windows: game developers, Mixed Reality artists, sound engineers, graphic designers, Azure-backed web apps, etc. If you’ve ever been even a little “code curious”, this is the time to learn!

In addition to Microsoft Virtual Academy, we have fallen in love with the amazing, diverse learning content on LinkedIn Learning.  We highly recommend that over the holiday, Insiders use the one-month free trial and take a course that interests them.  I personally am taking this negotiation course to continue to refine my hustle!

Lastly, if you want to engage with us around any kind of professional or career development, please follow me on LinkedIn where I share content daily. Note: that is NOT the channel to discuss or get information about Windows features.

No downtime for Hustle-As-A-Service,
Dona <3

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28 Nov 2017

Accelerating business in a digital financial market—KeyBank trusts Microsoft 365

Author: Ron Markezich
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Today’s post was written by Ron Markezich, corporate vice president for Microsoft.

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KeyBank logo.

To say that KeyBank is growing is an understatement. The bank just announced that it ranks ninth in the U.S. according to the Small Business Administration. This represents a 43 percent jump in dollar volume from 2016 levels, more than doubling its loan commitment since 2015.

KeyBank accounts for this success by focusing on serving small businesses that help to build prosperous communities across the country. This financial services company is also banking on the Microsoft Cloud platform to provide employees with the highly secure, modern workplace they need to deliver the responsive service that customers expect in today’s digital business environment.

Here’s how Keith Silvestri, chief technology officer of KeyBank, describes his company’s decision to work with Microsoft:

“At KeyBank, meeting our clients’ business needs is our primary focus. Key grows by building enduring relationships through client-focused solutions and great service. To meet those needs and to ensure our competitive edge, we have begun our journey to both private and public cloud platforms for select applications. Having met our strict compliance, security, and risk requirements, Microsoft was our choice as a strategic partner in this journey. With its alignment to our digital-first approach, adopting Microsoft 365, which includes Office 365, Windows 10, and the Enterprise Mobility + Security Suite, and moving to the Azure cloud platform, will position us to achieve our technology goals faster. We look forward to offering our clients new possibilities and enhanced capabilities through our partnership with Microsoft.”

It’s great to know that KeyBank trusts Microsoft Cloud services to empower employees, meet its regulatory obligations, and safeguard its customers’ financial data with comprehensive, intelligent cloud protection services.

—Ron Markezich

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27 Nov 2017
27 Nov 2017
27 Nov 2017

Windows 10 Tip: Choose your performance and battery balance

Author: Elana Pidgeon
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The new Performance/Power slider* lets you set the right balance between battery-life longevity and system performance and responsiveness.  Optimize for battery life on a long flight; go with performance when you’re gaming or photo editing at home.*

The new Performance/Power slider

Simply click on the battery icon in the taskbar, and use the slider to choose your performance and battery balance.

Have a great week!

*Available on most Intel and AMD devices with battery.

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22 Nov 2017

Start shopping Microsoft Store’s Black Friday deals now!

Author: Elana Pidgeon
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Surface Pro, Xbox One S, a Windows Mixed Reality Headset and a Windows 10 PC pictured together

You can also save on apps like Adobe Photoshop Elements 2018PC games including Halo Wars 2movies 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.


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 One S wrapped in a green bow next to a large TV with Forza shown on the screen

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

Collage of Windows Mixed Reality headsets including, HP, Dell, Lenovo, Acer and Samsung

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.

This Week on Windows: Nov. 16, 2017

Bundle and save up to $400

Get instant savings on select Windows Mixed Reality headsets and PC bundles.


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.


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.

Microsoft Store

Happy shopping!

Visit your local Microsoft StoreMicrosoft.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.

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22 Nov 2017

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17046 for PC

Author: Dona Sarkar
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Hello Windows Insiders!

Today, we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17046 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring and for those who opted in to Skip Ahead.

What’s new in Build 17046

Microsoft Edge Improvements

Form Fill for Address fields: Microsoft Edge can now save and automatically fill your preferred information in addresses and related forms. When filling in fields on a form, such as an address or other contact information, Microsoft Edge will prompt to save your form information. In the future, you can simply select the preferred information from a drop-down menu to complete all the related fields.

Addresses you save will be roamed between your Windows 10 devices, and you can manually add or remove form entries in Advanced Settings.


Text Spacing comes to Reading View: Much like when reading an EPUB book, you can now adjust the text spacing when you’re in Reading View. To enter Reading View, open an article or blog post you’re interested in, then tap the book icon next to the address bar. Adjusting the page to use wider spacing can improve reading fluency.

Windows Shell Improvements

Access advanced UWP app options right from Start: We’ve added a new quick way to get to advanced options! Rather than click through Settings > Apps > Apps & Features > (finding your app) > Advanced Options, if you right-click a UWP app or UWP app tile in Start with this build you’ll find a new Settings option under More which will take you straight there, where you can repair, manage app add-ons, and see startup tasks (if available). We have a goal to make this page the one stop shop for all of the app-related settings you can find across Settings – the Startup tasks work was the first part, but there’s more to come, stay tuned!

If you right-click a UWP app or UWP app tile in Start with this build you’ll find a new Settings option under More which will take you straight there, where you can repair, manage app add-ons, and see startup tasks (if available).

Input Improvements

Emoji data overhaul for the touch keyboard: We’ve taken a look at the emoji data across all of the languages we support and have updated it so that more of the emoji you love will appear as you’re typing related words with the touch keyboard. We’ve also added support for a number of languages that didn’t previously support emoji candidates. Please give it a try and let us know how it goes! Try typing words like unicorn, kiwi, artist, or turtle (in your language, of course ????) – primary candidate will be listed in the candidate list, any secondary candidates will be listed in the candidate list once you tap the emoji button. We still have a bit more work to do on the data that will come with a later flight, but you should see a noticeable improvement with this build.

This flight includes new and updated emoji data for over 150 languages including: Arabic (Saudi Arabia), Danish (Denmark), German (Germany), Greek (Greece), English (Great Britain), Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Mexico), Finnish (Finland), French (France), Hebrew (Israel), Hindi (India), Italian (Italy), Dutch (Netherlands), Norwegian (Norway), Polish (Poland), Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (Portugal), Russian (Russia), Swedish (Sweden), and Turkish (Turkey).

NOTE: To see the emoji predictions as you type in a particular language, as well as typing predictions, you will need to have the optional typing feature applied for that language. It should download on its own as long as you have internet connection when you add the language to your language list, or once you connect to the internet thereafter. If you’re not seeing predictions and have internet connectivity, try removing the language and then adding it back again.

Now you can use Emoji Panel to insert a bunch of emoji at once! Based on your feedback, we’re adjusting the design of the Emoji Panel so that after opening up the panel by pressing hotkey Windows logo key + “.” or “;”, you could browse, search and then select more than one emoji. The panel won’t go away until you click close button or press “Esc” key.

Based on your feedback, we’re adjusting the design of the Emoji Panel so that after opening up the panel by pressing hotkey Windows logo key + “.” or “;”, you could browse, search and then select more than one emoji.

Note: The Emoji Panel is currently only available when the en-us keyboard is active.

Keyboard Improvements: We’re introducing a new keyboard for Tamil language called Tamil 99, as well as updated Sinhala, Myanmar, and Amharic keyboards

  • Tamil 99 keyboard (hardware keyboard, touch keyboard) is now available on Windows PC! We’ve added a new Tamil keyboard – if you speak this language and would like to try it out, make sure Tamil (India) is in your language list. Click that language entry in Region & Language Settings, then select Options > Add a keyboard > Tamil 99. Here’s an example of how it looks on the touch keyboard:
    Tamil 99 keyboard (hardware keyboard, touch keyboard) is now available on Windows PC!
  • The Sinhala and Myanmar keyboards have been updated to support more comprehensive ways of inputting sequences, for example these now work: Sinhala: ෙ + ක -> කෙ, Myanmar: ေ + မ = eမ
  • In order to improve the Amharic typing experience, we’ve fully updated the Amharic keyboard so that you can now input compositions more comfortably. Instead of seeing English letters and a dropdown list of candidates while you type, you’ll now see the Amharic script directly inserted into the text field.

We would love to hear your feedback as you try out these changes!

General changes, improvements, and fixes for PC

  • We’ve added settings that let you view and manage your activity history, which Cortana uses to let you pick up where you left off. Find these settings in Settings > Privacy > Activity history.
  • We fixed an issue where the Properties dialog for This PC in File Explorer wasn’t working in the last two builds.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in Insiders with certain third party antiviruses and OneDrive Files on Demand enabled seeing an error in recent builds citing “OneDrive cannot connect to Windows”.
  • We fixed an issue that could result in delays during logoff and shutdown when a UWP app was open and in suspended state.
  • We fixed a community reported issue where display colors became distorted after upgrading on some TV’s and monitors that incorrectly advertised support for 10/12 bit wire formats.
  • We fixed an issue from the previous flight that could cause heavily-threaded DirectX 12 apps to crash on launch after the first launch.
  • We’ve adjusted the application of acrylic in the touch keyboard to better align with the fluent design standards.
  • We fixed an issue where keys might remain highlighted when typing on the wide touch keyboard layout.
  • We fixed an issue where keys might be dropped when typing with the Chinese (Simplified) touch keyboard.
  • We fixed an issue where when writing a long sentence in the handwriting panel it might scroll while your pen was writing, resulting in an ink stroke across the panel.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the hardware keyboard text suggestions potentially not working until the touch keyboard had been launched once.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in the mouse noticeably flickering between + and the mouse pointer icon when moving across cells in Excel 2016.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in some Insiders seeing their Start menu layout being reset after upgrading to the previous flight.
  • We fixed an issue resulting in miniview windows (for example in Movies & TV or Skype) flying offscreen when attempting to be resized in the last few flights.
  • We fixed an issue where clicking search results for settings in Settings in the last few flights would always take you to the top level category in the last few flights, rather than the actual category you searched for (for example, Display Settings instead of Storage Settings).

Known issues

  • If you are experiencing broken functionality in Mail, Cortana, Narrator or missing some features like Windows Media Player, please see this Feedback Hub post: https://aka.ms/Rsrjqn. While this issue has been addressed, if you ever upgraded from 16299.xx to 16299.15 (and then to newer builds) you may still need to take the steps to get your PC back into a good state.
  • Popular Tencent games like League of Legends and NBA2k Online may cause 64-bit PCs to bugcheck (GSOD).
  • VPNs which use custom pop-up windows during connection attempts may fail to connect with error 720.
  • Due to a bug that was introduced on this build, you may not receive all of your notifications from Cortana. Reminders are unaffected by this bug, but you may not receive other Cortana notifications that you are expecting. The fix for this should be in the next flight.
  • [DEVELOPERS] Deploying an x86 app to a x64 PC remotely result in “FileNotFound” deployment failures if the target PC is running Build 17040. Deploying an x64 app to a x64 PC remotely or a x86 app to a x86 PC will work fine.
  • All types of dynamic volumes listed here will not mount properly or be accessible from Windows. The data remains intact on the volume, it is just not accessible from this OS build. If you need access to the data you can roll back to an earlier build.  A fix for this issue will be released in the next build.
  • After upgrading to build 17035 or later you may lose certain dictionary files, resulting in not being able to input Japanese or Traditional Chinese via IME, Touch Keyboard, or Handwriting if you are using a non-Japanese or non-Traditional Chinese language-based OS (like an English-based OS). We are working to fix it. In the meantime, this should help to get you unblocked:

1. Go to Start > Settings > Time & Language > Region & language.

2. Under Language, select your language (e.g. “Japanese”).

3. Click [Option] and if the [Download] button is available for “Basic typing” under the Language options, please click it to start download.

4. Once the dictionary files have been downloaded, you can check the status of the necessary optional feature in Settings > Apps > “Apps & features” > “Manage optional features”. The name will be something like “Japanese typing” or “Chinese (Taiwan) typing”.

Office Insider Program

Are you an Office Insider? If not – you should be! We’re going to be partnering with the Office Insider Team in the coming weeks to promote some fun and interesting scenarios that will be lighting up with new features in Insider Preview builds. So you’ll definitely want to be an Office Insider too! Going forward, you can expect more promotion of Office with our Insider Preview build releases. So sign-up to be an Office Insider today!

No downtime for Hustle-As-A-Service,
Dona <3

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22 Nov 2017

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

Author: Elana Pidgeon
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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

Surface Pro, Xbox One S, a Windows Mixed Reality Headset and a Windows 10 PC pictured together

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

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

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!

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