Mashable: ‘Minecraft Dungeons’ aims to be more than ‘baby’s first Diablo’

Mashable: ‘Minecraft Dungeons’ aims to be more than ‘baby’s first Diablo’. “The simple pitch for Minecraft Dungeons goes something like this: Two great games play great together. It works! Mostly. If you’re a fan of Minecraft but haven’t heard about Dungeons, an explanation is in order. It’s blocky Diablo, a game of crawling through dungeons and striking down monsters in hopes of scoring some sweet, deadly loot. The camera hangs overhead, giving you a wide view of the terrain as you smash and plunder your way to ever-more-powerful heights.”

BetaNews: All core GitHub features are now free

BetaNews: All core GitHub features are now free. “When Microsoft acquired GitHub two years ago, it was clear that some things would change along the line. Microsoft lifted the private repository creation limit one year ago and worked for the last 18 months on making core GitHub features available for free for everyone, according to a new announcement.”

Neowin: Minecraft creators partner up with UNDP to spread awareness about COVID-19

Neowin: Minecraft creators partner up with UNDP to spread awareness about COVID-19. “Microsoft has announced that video game developer Mojang will be partnering with the United Nations Development Programme and its partner Heart17 to promote health and safety information concerning the novel coronavirus. The campaign aims to spread information concerning COVID-19 using the game’s social media pages. According to this newly announced initiative, over the next few weeks, all Minecraft social media channels will be dedicated to promoting advice pertaining to COVID-19 in line with the official recommendations provided by the World Health Organisation.”

BetaNews: Microsoft fixes multiple actively exploited zero-day vulnerabilities as part of Patch Tuesday

BetaNews: Microsoft fixes multiple actively exploited zero-day vulnerabilities as part of Patch Tuesday. “Microsoft’s monthly Patch Tuesday security updates are always important, but the ones released this week are particularly important. Not only do the fixes address numerous zero-day vulnerabilities, but the security flaws they fix were being actively exploited. In all, Microsoft has plugged 113 CVE-numbered vulnerabilities this month. 17 of these are marked as being critical, and 96 as important.”

Neowin: Mixer adds a new ‘Education’ category to its website for online learning

Neowin: Mixer adds a new ‘Education’ category to its website for online learning. “It looks like Microsoft-owned streaming service, Mixer, typically focused on gaming, is also trying to educational institutions and knowledge providers by launching an Education section on Mixer. The service announced the addition of the category on Twitter (spotted by OnMSFT). The category is currently blank with no streams yet, but that is to be expected owing to how new the section is.”

BetaNews: Microsoft, Facebook, Slack and others support #BuildforCOVID19 Global Online Hackathon

BetaNews: Microsoft, Facebook, Slack and others support #BuildforCOVID19 Global Online Hackathon. “There are numerous technology companies that have agreed to offer their services for free as the world tries to tackle the coronavirus crisis, and others who have taken steps to reduce their strain on the internet. [Today], #BuildforCOVID19 Global Online Hackathon kicks off, with many of the big names from the world of tech coming together to tackle some of the problems COVID-19 presents.”

Microsoft follows Google: Edge updates paused due to COVID-19 (Laptop Magazine)

Laptop Magazine: Microsoft follows Google: Edge updates paused due to COVID-19. “The last thing Microsoft wants to do is follow in Google’s footsteps, but the Redmond-based firm has no choice. As Chrome pauses updates due to COVID-19, Edge implements the same upgrade-halting measures as its biggest browser competitor, BleeingComputer reported.”