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Where to watch the Microsoft Build 2021 Developer Conference

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

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

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

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. 

Microsoft reportedly tried to buy the Pinterest social network

Microsoft reportedly tried to buy the Pinterest social network

The Financial Times reports that Microsoft attempted to buy Pinterest with little to no success. Pinterest is an image-sharing social network with a market cap of $53.96 billion. It is no stranger to Microsoft, and two companies have many times partnered on different Microsoft products. For example, Pinterest was among the first developers to support dual-screen experiences on Surface Duo. Also, the social network is integrated into Microsoft Edge's collection feature