Windows Copilot prominent in hefty Windows 11 sidebar
The generative AI assistant Windows Copilot has made its first appearance in a Windows 11 Insider Build. Insiders can now install a controlled preview version that includes the AI sidebar.
In the announcement, Microsoft indicates that Windows Copilot will completely change the way users interact... Read more
Windows 11 finally handles dynamic refresh rates better
Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25915 finally supports multiple monitor variable refresh rates. The conventional Windows 11 release currently does not handle this scenario well.
Many users now have newer monitors that support high refresh rates, well beyond the 60 Hz that has long remained the ... Read more
Microsoft releases more Rust features for Windows kernel
Microsoft has been working on initiatives around the Rust programming language for a while. In late April, for example, it revealed that it was working on a major project to rewrite Windows in this more efficient code. Now it is releasing more features for Windows' Rust kernel in the latest Insider... Read more
Windows 11 Insider Preview introduces power user settings and more
One of the highlights is the newfound ability to write in any text field using Windows Ink, allowing for a more intuitive and versatile user experience.
On top of that, Windows 11 brings back the beloved "never combine labels" setting for app icons in the taskbar, reminiscent of the beloved Wind... Read more
Microsoft changes Windows Insider program significantly
Microsoft's Windows Insider program, launched in 2014 to solicit public feedback on the development of Windows 10, has undergone a restructuring of its testing channels. Microsoft has renamed one channel and introduced another, making changes to better suit Windows 11's update schedule.
Previous... Read more
Microsoft improves Task Manager in Windows 11 beta preview
This week's Windows 11 beta preview updates the Task Manager in several ways.
Microsoft has given the green light to work on more Task Manager updates for Windows 11, some of which were visible in this week's preview release for Windows Insiders in the beta channel.
The most noteworthy of th... Read more
Microsoft splits Beta Channel into two tester groups
Microsoft is shaking up its Beta Channel. Windows Insiders are split into two new groups.
One of the groups receives new features that are turned off by default. The other group receives new features that are turned on by default. Prior to the split, all features were turned on by default. The ... Read more
Microsoft is releasing the ‘Search highlights’ to more Windows 11 PC users
Microsoft has launched a new Windows 11 test build that adds a more feature-rich search to the taskbar.
In Windows 10 and 11, search has evolved from a utility to locate files and programs to a place where Microsoft may display visual search highlights such as anniversaries, special events, and ... Read more
Microsoft’s Dec 2021 Windows Insider Preview is in the Beta Channel
Microsoft released a new Office Insider Preview Build 14822.20000 for Windows users to the Beta Channel of the Office Insider program. The new build comes with many fixes. Many of these fixes are aimed at Excel, Outlook, and Word.
The official changelog shows what changed. Here is a quick rundow... Read more
The new 21H2 and 21H1 previews for Windows 10 are here
Microsoft has released Windows 10 previews for version 21H1 and version 21H2. The releases come ahead of September's Patch Tuesday security update. The new Windows 10 21H2 preview (generally available this October) has no surprises but will deliver features.
The features will include GPU support... Read more