Where to watch the Microsoft Surface event on September 22

Today, Microsoft holds a special annual hardware event, where the company expects to announce a bunch of new Surface devices. Microsoft will live stream the event, so everyone can join and watch the company unveil new tablets, smartphones, and laptops. Here is how you can watch the Surface event on September 22.

Panos Panay has been promoted to Microsoft’s senior leadership team

Chief Product Officer Panos Panay took over as executive vice president of Microsoft and joined the corporation's senior management team, whose members are advisors to CEO Satya Nadella. Bloomberg reported this with reference to an internal email that Microsoft employees received the day before.

Build 2021: Satya Nadella teases major Windows redesign

Microsoft has been largely silent about its plans for Windows this year, although some information is still leaking online. For example, we've known for quite some time that Microsoft is working on a major update to the Windows user interface, codenamed Sun Valley. For its announcement, the company is preparing a special event, which should take place in the coming weeks.

Build 2021: Microsoft announced Project Reunion 0.8

Microsoft at the Build 2021 conference today announced a preview version of Project Reunion 0.8. You may be aware of this platform which is designed not only to unite the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and Win32, but also to separate the APIs from the operating system, so that they will no longer require an up-to-date version of Windows to use them.

Where to watch the Microsoft Build 2021 Developer Conference

This year's Developers Conference, Microsoft Build 2021, starts just in an hour. Like last year, the event will only be held in the virtual format due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Here's how you can watch its sessions for free of charge. Only a quick online registration on the official website is required. The conference will be held from 25 to 27 May.

Microsoft brings back Bug Bash to make Windows 10 21H2 more stable and reliable

As a part of the Windows Insider program, Microsoft, from time to time, hosts special bug-hunting events called "Bug Bash." During Bug Bash, Microsoft publishes "quests" - special tasks made to test the quality and stability of the new code, spot bugs, and gather more feedback and diagnostic data. Bug Bashes were an important part of the Windows Insider program, with two or even three "bashes" during a development cycle of a new update. For some reason, Microsoft hasn't hosted these events for the past few years. Luckily, the company is back with another Bug Bash to polish the next Windows release and fix as many bugs as possible.

Microsoft is looking to acquire Discord for $10 billion

Unsuccessful attempts to buy TikTok and Pinterest did not discourage Microsoft, which is one of the world's most valuable companies, from looking for another promising acquisition. Recently, Microsoft bought ZeniMax Media, the parent company of famous game publishers, such as Bethesda Softworks, Arkane Studios, and Machine Games. Now, Bloomberg reports that the software giant wants to buy a popular gaming chat service, Discord.

Microsoft has announced the dates for Inspire 2021

The official Microsoft Partner Twitter account has shared the dates for the upcoming Inspire conference. This digital-only two days event will take place on July 14-15. In the following tweet, Microsoft Partner has notified users that the registration will open in June, but the specific date remains unknown.