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
Microsoft changes Windows Insider program
Microsoft replaces the old Rings model for testing Windows previews with Windows Insider Channels. The Dev, Beta and Release Preview Channel each serve a different purpose.
Previously, testers could try out new versions of the OS via Rings, but according to Microsoft, that model is outdated. The... Read more
New Windows 10 preview adds recovery option from the cloud
In the preview of Windows 10 20H1 - build 18970, Microsoft has added an option that makes it possible to reinstall the operating system via the cloud. In addition, there is a new desktop mode for tablet users.
Some users of Surface devices can already download Windows to reset their PCs instead of h... Read more
New Windows 10 Insider-build test function that replaces passwords
Microsoft has made Windows 10 Insider Build 18305 available. It's packed with new features that will be part of the next major feature update in the first half of 2019.
Besides the introduction of the Windows Sandbox, which we wrote about yesterday, the new build also eliminates the use of a passwor... Read more
Microsoft offers business users new way to test Windows 10 Enterprise features
Last September, Microsoft released a Windows Insider Lab for Enterprise. Test users of Windows 10 Insider for Business were able to test new, enterprise-focused functions there. This week, Microsoft has refreshed that Insider Lab for Enterprise - also known as Olympia Corp.
Microsoft's hope is to at... Read more