In the run-up to the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on August 2, Microsoft has launched some deals to celebrate in the Windows Store. Included are a number of game deals and promotions, along with a free movie rental and more.

Microsoft celebrates upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update with Windows Store deals

First up, Minecraft fans can currently snag the first episode of Minecraft Story Mode for free through July 29. If you end up hooked, episodes 2-6 are also currently discounted by 50%. And if regular Minecraft action is more your speed, you can currently grab a free roller coaster map for Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta.

Lastly on the games front, Microsoft says that the first 1,000 people to download and complete the Windows 10 Anniversary Star Club collection in Microsoft Solitaire will receive a $10 Microsoft Store gift code.

On the media side of things, Microsoft has offered up a free movie rental for School of Rock, the Jack Black flick from 2003, through July 25. Additionally, while this isn't necessarily brand-new, Microsoft is highlighting a Groove Music promotion through which you can sign up for a Music Pass and get four months for the price of one.

For more details, be sure to give Microsoft's full blog post a read, and let us know in the commentswhat you'll be picking up!

Latest And Best Prime Day Deals

The Ring Alarm security system is reaching new low prices for Prime Day
Ring Alarm home security systems

Various configurations of the Ring Alarm are discounted to their best prices yet exclusively for Prime members at Amazon through Tuesday night to help keep your home secure.

The Sonos Beam Prime Day deal includes a $40 discount and 2 $50 Amazon gift cards
Sonos Beam Smart TV sound bar with 2 $50 Amazon gift cards
$359.00 $499.00 Save $140

That's just so much savings in one deal. You'll have to wait for the physical gift cards, but that's basically $100 to spend however you want.

Prime Day dropped this PlayStation 4 console bundle to just $250
PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB console with Marvel's Spider-Man and Horizon Zero Dawn
$249.99 $359.98 Save $110

This deal on the PlayStation 4 Slim console saves you $50 off its regular price while also including Marvel's Spider-Man and Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition for free. You'll just need an Amazon Prime membership to snag it.

The newest device in the Echo family, the Show 5, is now down to just $50
Echo Show 5
$49.99 $89.99 Save $40

It's only been on the market since May, but it hasn't escaped the Prime Day price cuts.

Amp up your home security with these huge Prime Day discount on nearly all Ring products
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Whether you need a video doorbell, whole home alarm system, or some lights to brighten a dark area, Amazon has it all marked down today!

These huge price drops on the entire Galaxy S10 lineup might be one of the best Prime Day phone deals we'll see
Samsung Galaxy S10 128GB unlocked Prism Black Android smartphone
$599.99 $900.00 Save $300

We love the Galaxy S10, and we love deals. This combines two of our true loves in one!

Scour Amazon Warehouse's deals to save an extra 20% on tech and more through Prime Day
Extra 20% off Amazon Warehouse

Amazon Warehouse sells a myriad of items in varying conditions, from refurbished to open-box, used, warehouse-damaged, and more. It's a great place to snag a deal, and now Prime members can save an extra 20% off select items at checkout.

There's never been a better deal on the Ring Video Doorbell 2 than this pre-Prime Day offer
Ring Video Doorbell 2 (Certified Refurbished)
$89.99 $169.99 Save $80

Amazon is taking $80 off the certified refurbished Ring Video Doorbell 2, which lets you see and speak with visitors at your front door no matter where you are in the world.

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