Windows 10 news recap: View 3D becomes Mixed Reality Viewer, Windows 10 S to Pro now free until March 2018 and more

Jack Wilkinson

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Welcome back to our Windows 10 news recap. We are continuing the trend of our weekly “Windows 10 news recap” series where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system.

Parallels Desktop 13 can turn your Mac into a perfect macOS/Windows 10 hybrid

Parallels released the latest version of their virtualisation software for Mac, Parallels Desktop 13, making it easy to create virtual Windows 10 machines inside macOS, as well as migrating a Boot Camp setup into a virtual machine.

Windows 10 View 3D app becomes “Mixed Reality Viewer” for Skip Ahead Insiders

For those Windows 10 Insiders who have opted for the Skip Ahead functionality, the View 3D app has become known as “Mixed Reality Viewer”. In addition to the renaming of the app, the latest version brings some minor changes and feature updates.

Switching from Windows 10 S to Pro is now free until March 31, 2018

Seemingly to encourage purchases of Windows 10 S devices, Microsoft has extended the free upgrade offer from Windows 10 S to Windows 10 Pro from the end of 2017 to March 31, 2018. This change may encourage more people to try out a Windows 10 S device, knowing that they have time to switch to the fully-featured version of Windows 10 if they so wish.

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Upcoming Steam version of Killer Instinct to support cross-platform play with Xbox One and Windows 10

Killer Instinct is coming to Steam, and as part of this, the Steam version of the game will bring cross-platform play between Xbox One and Windows 10, making the game platform-agnostic for those wanting to connect to others to play.

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That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Windows 10 news!