It appears that the WhatsApp Desktop app available via the Microsoft Store is about to get a Windows 11 makeover soon. The development team has reportedly transitioned to WinUI 2.6 for this purpose.
New release centers flyouts for volume and brightness, Your Phone call updates
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On Friday Windows Insiders on Windows 10 21H2 were treated to a new build in the Release Preview Channel that also contained a bunch of fixes, as did the one for Windows 11. There's no known issues.
This was quite an interesting week in the world of Microsoft thanks to lots of new Windows builds which brought along multiple improvements and fixes... as well as some headaches for Server admins.
Microsoft has finally updated the decade-old volume flyout in a Dev Channel build in Windows 11, but one has to wonder: why did it take so long for Microsoft to make a minor cosmetic change?
A new Local Privilege Escalation bug affecting all prevalent versions of Windows OS has received unofficial patches from 0Patch after Microsoft refused to fix the NTLM authenticating protocol.
PowerToys 0.53.1 was released just under a week ago, however a few bugs were discovered, one of which caused the program to crash when running PowerToys Run, thanks to a duplicate naming.
Stardock released v1.1 of its Start11 app that aims to fix some irritating problems with Windows 11's Start menu and taskbar. It also adds additional customization options for Windows 10 too.
Windows Server 2022 has received this year's first Patch Tuesday update, which fixes two minor quality issues. It fixes an issue with Active Directory attributes and Japanese Input Method Editors.
Microsoft has released the first Patch Tuesday updates of 2022 today for Windows 10 versions 20H2, 21H1, and 21H2. Aside from these, there are also updates for older Windows 10 versions too.
Thanks to the end of the holiday season in the U.S., this was quite an eventful week in the world of Microsoft with news items ranging from CES to Windows 11, to Exchange Server Y2K22 bugs.
In its first release of the year Microsoft has added tools and continued efforts to improve on the installer. This release includes over 100 fixes and there's a new Always on Top keyboard shortcut.
Microsoft has released an out-of-band update for several Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC and Server configurations to tackle an issue with Remote Desktop that affected server reachability and performance.
In our recap for the last week of 2021, we walk you through all the important stuff that happened in the world of Microsoft in the past few days, with a dash of nostalgia for good measure.
An interesting piece from Microsoft's Raymond Chen has revealed that the swipe gesture for dismissing toast notifications in Windows 8 could have been way different if an executive had their way.
Have you ever installed a Windows update that botched your PC's performance or resulted in other annoying issues? Check out our guide to learn how to uninstall problematic updates from your machine.
While this week was relatively slow due to the holiday season, we do have some notable items to recap including Active Directory woes, a couple of acquisitions, and what almost became Cortana's name.
Microsoft's Feedback Hub is supposed to be a major channel to voice your feedback to the company, but some apparent issues are resulting in upvote counts decreasing as much as 40% in a few days.
After months of alternating between Windows 10 and Windows 11 on my primary machine, I feel like I kind of miss the News and Interests integration with the Taskbar that was offered in the former.
In this week's recap, we take a look at Microsoft's continued efforts to make Edge your default browser, significant changes to Windows, and a new Dev Channel build, among many other things.
Windows Wednesday is the name of a new live show that Microsoft is introducing. The show will feature 30-minute episodes and discuss several developer tools that are present inside Windows.
In both Windows 10 and Windows 11, it is no longer possible to redirect links that open in the default browser since yesterday's Patch Tuesday updates. Fortunately, there is a new workaround.
Intel's latest Windows graphics driver version 184.108.40.2061 fixes stability issues for Windows Desktop Window Manager (DWM). The driver also brings game optimizations and carries a few bug fixes.
Microsoft has released new Patch Tuesday updates today for Windows 10 versions 2004, 20H2, 21H1, and 21H2. Aside from these, there are also updates for older Windows 10 versions too.
This was a very eventful week in the Microsoft-verse due to a shock announcement from Google, Halo Infinite's release, and a major Dev Channel build, among many other things. Check out our recap here.
Windows Sandbox is a utility that enables you to download and run suspicious files in an isolated environment without risking your primary install. It is available on select Windows 10 and 11 configs.
In an announcement, Google has revealed that Google Play games are coming to Windows 10 and Windows 11 PCs sometime next year. It will be a native solution allowing you to switch between devices.
Fences 4, which has been designed to work with Windows 10 and 11, introduces Peek, a new feature that will streamline your workflow while keeping your desktop organized. You can download it now.
Start10 is an easy-to-use program that returns the Windows 10 start menu to a more familiar look and feel.
Microsoft has rolled out the revamp for its Office desktop apps to more Windows users. The update is now available to all Windows 11 users and some Windows 10 users. It contains dark mode and more.
Microsoft has released v0.51.0 that continues to improve existing PowerToys and add new ones, aside from the presentation mode helper, they have been working to improve Always on Top too.
Windows users are required to manually check webpages to find out what an update fixes on their PC before they install it. Microsoft should integrate this information directly in Windows Update.
It's been a relatively slow week due to the holidays in the U.S., but there are still notable news items you might want to catch up on including a complaint against Microsoft in the EU.
Microsoft has now made KB5007253 optional in Windows Update, meaning you can optionally fix a remote printer issue, a 32-bit Excel crash issue, and even fix Internet Explorer that stops working.
While Windows 11 arguably isn't the worst OS that Microsoft has ever released, it still contains a lot of missteps and apparent design oversights. Read on to find out five things I hate about the OS.
Microsoft had lots of stuff to announce this week including tons of Windows 10 and Windows 11 builds, a surprise drop for Halo Infinite Multiplayer, and enhancements to its Edge browser.
If you're on Windows 10 or Windows 11, and want to utilize the latter's menu UI complete with rounded corners in Google Chrome, there is now a way to do so. Find out how to do this in our guide!
Microsoft has today released build 19044.1381 (21H2) / build 19043.1381 (21H1) to the Release Preview Channel for Windows 10 Insiders. The new build brings an additional fix to the earlier KB5007253.
Microsoft has announced that x64 emulation is not coming to Windows 10 on ARM anymore, and that customers will need a Windows 11 on ARM machine. The reasoning behind this move hasn't been detailed.
Microsoft today announced the availability of the Windows 10 November 2021 Update, but also released previews for Windows 10 21H1 and 21H2 in the Release Preview Channel for Insiders.
Microsoft announced today that it is going to accelerate the Windows 11 rollout to eligible PCs due to positive feedback. It also announced the GA of Windows 10 21H2 update which begins today.