Windows Blog https://blogs.windows.com Mon, 19 Jul 2021 05:45:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.2 https://blogs.windows.com/wp-content/uploads/prod/2021/06/cropped-browser-icon-logo-32x32.jpg Windows Blog https://blogs.windows.com 32 32 Minions x Minecraft DLC now available in Minecraft Marketplace https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2021/07/16/minions-x-minecraft-dlc-now-available-in-minecraft-marketplace/ Fri, 16 Jul 2021 18:05:00 +0000 https://blogs.windows.com/blog/2021/07/16/minions-x-minecraft-dlc-now-available-in-minecraft-marketplace/ Minions x Minecraft DLC has launched in Minecraft Marketplace, bringing to that world a look for every plan, ruse, or misadventure. They are always ready to go the extra mile.

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Minecraft DLC has launched in Minecraft Marketplace, bringing to that world a look for every plan, ruse, or misadventure. They are always ready to go the extra mile. Minions aren’t the only new arrivals in the Overworld. A whole slew of villains, including all six of the Vicious 6, also known as the world’s most notorious collective of villains and breakout stars from the upcoming “Minions: Rise of Gru,” are here too. Head over to Minecraft.net to find out more.]]>
Easier browser debugging with Developer Tools integration in Visual Studio Code https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2021/07/16/easier-debugging-developer-tools-in-visual-studio-code/ Fri, 16 Jul 2021 17:00:27 +0000 https://blogs.windows.com/blog/2021/07/16/easier-debugging-developer-tools-in-visual-studio-code/ If you're debugging JavaScript in Visual Studio Code you probably have used either the Chrome Debugger or the <

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Visual Studio Code you probably have used either the Chrome Debugger or the Microsoft Edge Debugger extension. Neither are necessary any longer to debug as JavaScript debugging is now built-in to Visual Studio Code. This does not only mean that you can uninstall these extensions, but we also made debugging more convenient. To debug any project in either Chrome or Microsoft Edge, all you need to do is to start a session by pressing F5 or activating the debug icon in the menu bar and selecting "Run and debug". Alternatively, you can also use the Visual Studio Code command palette and run the “Debug: Open Link” command. From there on you can choose to debug in Chrome, Edge or Node.js without having to install any extensions. If you choose Edge, you'll notice an extra feature in the debug toolbar: an inspect button. Screenshot of the inspect button in the debug toolbar This button launches the Edge Developer Tools right inside your Visual Studio Code instance. The first time you activate this button, the editor will ask you to install the Microsoft Edge DevTools for Visual Studio Code extension. Once you have this one installed you won't be prompted again. Prompt to install the Microsoft Edge DevTools extension You can then inspect the DOM, change CSS, and see network requests of your project running in the browser without leaving Visual Studio Code. Screenshot of the Elements inspector in VS Code As a bonus, you can also use the Debug Console in the editor to interact with the document in the browser, much like you would with the Console in the browser developer tools. You have full access to the window object and can use the Console Utilities API. Screenshot of the debug console If you want to automatically attach to Microsoft Edge and launch the Developer Tools in the editor, you can create a launch.json file. Notice that `https://localhost:8080` probably needs to be changed for your project.
{
  "version": "0.2.0",
  "configurations": [
    {
      "type": "pwa-msedge",
      "request": "launch",
      "name": "Launch Microsoft Edge and open the Edge DevTools",
      "url": "http://localhost:8080",
      "webRoot": "${workspaceFolder}"
    }
  ]
}
If you want to take a deep-dive into the features of the built-in JavaScript debugging workflow of Visual Studio Code, you can check the README file of the debugger extension. We hope that by automatically including the option to debug with browsers into Visual Studio Code we made the process easier to get started and would love to learn what else we can do to make you more effective in your debugging journey. Send feedback (Alt-Shift-I with the DevTools open) or reach out to the team on Twitter to let us know what you think!]]>
Releasing Windows 10 Build 19043.1147 (21H1) to Release Preview Channel https://blogs.windows.com/windows-insider/2021/07/15/releasing-windows-10-build-19043-1147-21h1-to-release-preview-channel/ Thu, 15 Jul 2021 22:00:21 +0000 https://blogs.windows.com/blog/2021/07/15/releasing-windows-10-build-19043-1147-21h1-to-release-preview-channel/ Hello Windows Insiders, today we’re releasing 21H1 Build 19043.1147 (KB5004296) to the Release Preview Channel for those Insiders who are on 21H1.

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21H1 Build 19043.1147 (KB5004296) to the Release Preview Channel for those Insiders who are on 21H1. NOTE: Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel on 21H1 will not receive this update. We will be flighting Windows 11 Insider Preview builds to these Insiders soon! This update includes the following improvements:
  • We fixed an issue with searchindexer. After you sign out, searchindexer continues to hold handles to the per user search database in the profile path, “C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\\”. As a result, searchindexer stops working and duplicate profile names are created.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents gaming services from opening certain games for desktop users.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents you from entering text using the Input Method Editor (IME). This might occur, for example, after startup if you have set the power options to shut down a laptop by closing its lid.
  • We changed the functionality for uploading new activity into Timeline. If you sync your activity history across your devices using your Microsoft account (MSA), you cannot upload new activity into the Timeline. You can still use Timeline and see your activity history (information about recent apps, websites, and files) on your local device. This does not affect Azure Active Directory (AAD) accounts. To view web history, Microsoft Edge and other browsers provide the option to view recent web activities. You can also view recently used files using Microsoft OneDrive and Microsoft Office.
  • We fixed an issue that might cause the File Explorer window to lose focus when you are mapping a network drive.
  • We fixed an issue that causes File Explorer to stop working after reaching 99% completion when you are deleting many files on a mapped network drive.
  • We fixed a timing issue in the Group Policy Registry Telemetry that causes Group Policy extension processing to fail.
  • We fixed an issue that repeatedly rebuilds the Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) filters. This issue occurs when a device is enrolled in a mobile device management (MDM) service and “MDMWinsOverGP” is set.
  • We fixed an issue with an MDM service that fails to correctly apply certain junk mail rules.
  • We fixed an issue that always reports the update build revision (UBR) as zero (0) on a device during enrollment to an MDM service.
  • We fixed an issue that causes the enrollment of the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) certificate to fail with the error, “0x80090027 NTE_INVALID_PARAMETER”. This issue occurs when the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) provider (the Microsoft Software Key Storage Provider) stores the key.
  • We fixed an issue with auditing events 4624 and 5142 that display the wrong event template when Dutch is the display language.
  • We fixed an issue that causes System Integrity to leak memory.
  • We fixed an issue that plays the sound for selecting something in a game loudly when you press the trigger button on a game controller.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents power plans and Game Mode from working as expected. This results in lower frame rates and reduced performance while gaming.
  • We fixed an issue in which "Network Internal Access" appears on the taskbar network icon on systems that access the internet from certain domains.
  • We fixed an issue in which the Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI) fails to detect internet connectivity after you connect to a virtual private network (VPN).
  • We fixed an issue that causes printing to stop or prints the wrong output. This issue occurs when you print using a USB connection after updating to Windows 10, version 2004 or later.
  • We fixed a rare issue that might degrade performance in applications that call Gdiplus.dll!GdipMeasureString in a tight loop with a new font on each call. This issue occurs after installing Windows updates released on and after February 2021.
  • We fixed an issue that incorrectly routes some audio channels when streaming using certain fixed channel layouts.
  • We fixed an issue that always displays devices that RemoteFX USB redirects as "Remote Desktop Generic USB Device" instead of the actual device name.
  • We fixed an issue in which Set-RDSessionCollectionConfiguration does not set the camerastoredirect:s:value custom property.
  • We fixed a Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) domain controller memory leak that is reported in Privileged Access Management (PAM) deployments.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents you from accessing a network drive that maps to a Distributed File System (DFS) root after you sign out.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents you from reconnecting to mapped network drives after you sign in and displays an access denied error. This issue occurs if you use the net use /deep option to create multiple drive mappings to different paths on the same encrypted file share.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents access to files on a Server Message Block (SMB) share when you enable Access Enabled Enumeration (ABE).
  • We fixed an issue that prevents the Windows Server service from starting if SrvComment is greater than 128 characters.
  • We fixed an issue in the Windows Network File System (NFS) client that might prevent you from renaming a file after mounting an NFS share. This issue occurs if you rename the file using File Explorer, but does not occur if you rename the file using command line.
  • We fixed an issue with an unhandled Open File dialog critical exception. As a result, Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) applications might close unexpectedly.
  • We fixed an issue in which the Storage Sense page in Settings might incorrectly report the size of some storage devices that use the GUID Partition Table (GPT). The affected devices will incorrectly report in Storage Sense that the size is twice as large as the size reported in File Explorer. Note: This issue does not affect storage devices that use a master boot record (MBR).
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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19044.1147 (21H2) https://blogs.windows.com/windows-insider/2021/07/15/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-19044-1147-21h2/ Thu, 15 Jul 2021 22:00:05 +0000 https://blogs.windows.com/blog/2021/07/15/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-19044-1147-21h2/ Hello Windows Insiders, today we are announcing Windows 10, version 21H2 as the next feature update to Windows 10. As part of today’s announcement, we’re also releasing 21H2 Buil

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today’s announcement, we’re also releasing 21H2 Build 19044.1147 (KB5004296) to the Release Preview Channel ONLY to Insiders who were moved from the Beta Channel to the Release Preview Channel because their PC did not meet the hardware requirements for Windows 11. We are releasing this build to those Insiders via our “seeker” experience in Windows Update. This means these Insiders will need to go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and choose to download and install 21H2. The features highlighted in John Cable’s blog post for Windows 10, version 21H2 are not yet in this build but will be included in a future update. It also includes the following improvements:
  • We fixed an issue with searchindexer. After you sign out, searchindexer continues to hold handles to the per user search database in the profile path, “C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\\”. As a result, searchindexer stops working and duplicate profile names are created.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents gaming services from opening certain games for desktop users.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents you from entering text using the Input Method Editor (IME). This might occur, for example, after startup if you have set the power options to shut down a laptop by closing its lid.
  • We changed the functionality for uploading new activity into Timeline. If you sync your activity history across your devices using your Microsoft account (MSA), you cannot upload new activity into the Timeline. You can still use Timeline and see your activity history (information about recent apps, websites, and files) on your local device. This does not affect Azure Active Directory (AAD) accounts. To view web history, Microsoft Edge and other browsers provide the option to view recent web activities. You can also view recently used files using Microsoft OneDrive and Microsoft Office.
  • We fixed an issue that might cause the File Explorer window to lose focus when you are mapping a network drive.
  • We fixed an issue that causes File Explorer to stop working after reaching 99% completion when you are deleting many files on a mapped network drive.
  • We fixed a timing issue in the Group Policy Registry Telemetry that causes Group Policy extension processing to fail.
  • We fixed an issue that repeatedly rebuilds the Windows Filtering Platform (WFP) filters. This issue occurs when a device is enrolled in a mobile device management (MDM) service and “MDMWinsOverGP” is set.
  • We fixed an issue with an MDM service that fails to correctly apply certain junk mail rules.
  • We fixed an issue that always reports the update build revision (UBR) as zero (0) on a device during enrollment to an MDM service.
  • We fixed an issue that causes the enrollment of the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) certificate to fail with the error, “0x80090027 NTE_INVALID_PARAMETER”. This issue occurs when the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) provider (the Microsoft Software Key Storage Provider) stores the key.
  • We fixed an issue with auditing events 4624 and 5142 that display the wrong event template when Dutch is the display language.
  • We fixed an issue that causes System Integrity to leak memory.
  • We fixed an issue that plays the sound for selecting something in a game loudly when you press the trigger button on a game controller.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents power plans and Game Mode from working as expected. This results in lower frame rates and reduced performance while gaming.
  • We fixed an issue in which "Network Internal Access" appears on the taskbar network icon on systems that access the internet from certain domains.
  • We fixed an issue in which the Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI) fails to detect internet connectivity after you connect to a virtual private network (VPN).
  • We fixed an issue that causes printing to stop or prints the wrong output. This issue occurs when you print using a USB connection after updating to Windows 10, version 2004 or later.
  • We fixed a rare issue that might degrade performance in applications that call Gdiplus.dll!GdipMeasureString in a tight loop with a new font on each call. This issue occurs after installing Windows updates released on and after February 2021.
  • We fixed an issue that incorrectly routes some audio channels when streaming using certain fixed channel layouts.
  • We fixed an issue that always displays devices that RemoteFX USB redirects as "Remote Desktop Generic USB Device" instead of the actual device name.
  • We fixed an issue in which Set-RDSessionCollectionConfiguration does not set the camerastoredirect:s:value custom property.
  • We fixed a Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) domain controller memory leak that is reported in Privileged Access Management (PAM) deployments.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents you from accessing a network drive that maps to a Distributed File System (DFS) root after you sign out.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents you from reconnecting to mapped network drives after you sign in and displays an access denied error. This issue occurs if you use the net use /deep option to create multiple drive mappings to different paths on the same encrypted file share.
  • We fixed an issue that prevents access to files on a Server Message Block (SMB) share when you enable Access Enabled Enumeration (ABE).
  • We fixed an issue that prevents the Windows Server service from starting if SrvComment is greater than 128 characters.
  • We fixed an issue in the Windows Network File System (NFS) client that might prevent you from renaming a file after mounting an NFS share. This issue occurs if you rename the file using File Explorer but does not occur if you rename the file using command line.
  • We fixed an issue with an unhandled Open File dialog critical exception. As a result, Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) applications might close unexpectedly.
  • We fixed an issue in which the Storage Sense page in Settings might incorrectly report the size of some storage devices that use the GUID Partition Table (GPT). The affected devices will incorrectly report in Storage Sense that the size is twice as large as the size reported in File Explorer. Note: This issue does not affect storage devices that use a master boot record (MBR).
Once an Insider updates their PC to Windows 10, version 21H2, they will continue to automatically receive new 21H2 updates through Windows Update using our servicing technology (like the monthly update process). To check and see if you’re running Windows 10, version 21H2, just type “winver” into the Windows search box on the Taskbar. It should show as “Version 21H2”. For all the details on the 21H2 release – check out John Cable’s blog post. Thanks, The Windows Insider Program Team]]>
Introducing the next feature update to Windows 10: 21H2 https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2021/07/15/introducing-the-next-feature-update-to-windows-10-21h2/ Thu, 15 Jul 2021 21:58:02 +0000 https://blogs.windows.com/blog/2021/07/15/introducing-the-next-feature-update-to-windows-10-21h2/ While we are excited for the next generation of Windows with Windows 11, we are also focused on supporting the more than 1.3 billion monthly active devices o

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Windows 11, we are also focused on supporting the more than 1.3 billion monthly active devices on Windows 10. Today, we are introducing the next feature update to Windows 10: Windows 10, version 21H2. Windows continues to play an important role in people’s lives as they continue to work, learn and have fun in hybrid and remote environments. Our goal is to provide new features and functionality via a fast and reliable update experience to help keep people and organizations protected and productive. Version 21H2 will continue the recent feature update trend of being delivered in an optimized way using servicing technology. Today I will share details on scope, how we plan to service the release and next steps.

Updated features delivered in a fast, familiar way

Windows 10, version 21H2 will have a scoped set of features focused on productivity and security, prioritized to meet our customers’ needs based on feedback. New features focused on productivity, management and security include:
  • Adding WPA3 H2E standards support for enhanced Wi-Fi security
  • Windows Hello for Business supports simplified passwordless deployment models for achieving a deploy-to-run state within a few minutes
  • GPU compute support in the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows (EFLOW) deployments for machine learning and other compute intensive workflows
Given the continuation of increased PC engagement for remote and hybrid play, learning and work, we will deliver Windows 10, version 21H2 using servicing technology (like that used for the monthly update process). For consumer or commercial users with devices running version 2004 or later, the Windows 10, version 21H2 update will have a fast installation experience. As this Windows 10 release is targeted for the second half of 2021, Home and Pro editions of version 21H2 will receive 18 months of servicing, and Enterprise and Education editions will have 30 months of servicing. In addition, we will also launch the next version of the Windows 10 Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) based on version 21H2 at the same time, and it will have five years of servicing as announced in February. More information can be found in my recent Windows lifecycle and servicing update, and we’ll have more news on future updates at a later date.

Next steps

Our launch approach for version 21H2 continues to fully leverage the Windows Insider Program to obtain user feedback and data insights on quality. Today we will begin releasing 21H2 builds to Windows Insiders who were moved to the Release Preview channel from the Beta channel because their specific devices did not meet the hardware requirements for Windows 11. This enables them to instead experience the latest innovations and enhancements in Windows 10 (note Insiders will not see new features noted in this blog right away, but in future Insider builds as they are ready). Broad availability of Windows 10, version 21H2 will begin later in the second half of this calendar year. We will provide more information on this release and the next Windows 10 LTSC release (including the next IoT Enterprise LTSC release) in the near term. You can always find the latest Windows servicing and update information on the Windows release health hub, now available in 10 languages. We look forward to hearing your feedback.]]>
Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.71 https://blogs.windows.com/windows-insider/2021/07/15/announcing-windows-11-insider-preview-build-22000-71/ Thu, 15 Jul 2021 17:05:06 +0000 https://blogs.windows.com/blog/2021/07/15/announcing-windows-11-insider-preview-build-22000-71/ Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.71 to everyone in the Dev Channel!

Changes and Improvements

  • We’re introducing a new entertainment widget! The entertainment w

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    • We’re introducing a new entertainment widget! The entertainment widget allows you to see new and featured movie titles available in the Microsoft Store. Selecting a movie will direct you to the Microsoft Store to see more information about that title. Just open widgets and click or tap on the “Add widgets” button and choose the entertainment widget. [UPDATE] The entertainment widget is available for Insiders in the following countries: US, UK, CA, DE, FR, AU, JP.
    [caption id="attachment_175160" align="alignnone" width="384"]The new entertainment widget gives you quick access to featured moved titles in the Microsoft Store. The new entertainment widget gives you quick access to featured moved titles in the Microsoft Store.[/caption]
    • The new context menus and other right-click menus have been updated to use acrylic material.
    [caption id="attachment_175161" align="alignnone" width="672"]The new Windows 11 context menus before acrylic and after. The new Windows 11 context menus before acrylic and after.[/caption]
    • We are testing the usability of a SplitButton for making new folders and files in the File Explorer command bar.
    • The Taskbar previews (when you mouse-over open apps on the Taskbar) have been updated to reflect the new visual design of Windows 11.
    [caption id="attachment_175162" align="alignnone" width="413"]Taskbar previews with rounded corners! Taskbar previews with rounded corners![/caption]

    Fixes

    • Taskbar:
      • We fixed an issue where if you drag app icons on the Taskbar to rearrange them, it was making the apps launch or minimize when you released the icon.
      • Using a long press with touch on an app icon in the Taskbar to open the jump list should now work.
      • After right-clicking the Start icon in the Taskbar, clicking somewhere else should now dismiss the menu more reliably.
      • Shift + Right-click on an app icon in the Taskbar will now bring up the window menu like it used to and not the jump list.
      • We’ve addressed an issue that was making your mouse move slowly when hovering over the Taskbar previews.
      • We’ve included the fix for an issue when using multiple Desktops where an app icon in the taskbar might give the appearance of multiple windows being open when that wasn’t the case on that Desktop.
      • When using the Amharic IME you should no longer see an unexpected X next to the IME icon in the taskbar.
      • The issue where if you click on the input indicator on the Taskbar and it would unexpectedly highlighted Quick Settings has been fixed.
      • When you hover over Task View, the preview flyout for your Desktops will no longer pop back up after using Esc to dismiss them.
      • We made a fix to address an issue where explorer.exe might crash after hovering over the Task View icon in the Taskbar.
      • We fixed an issue where the selected date in the calendar flyout was out of sync with the date in the Taskbar.
      • We made an update to address a scenario resulting in some Insiders not seeing the lunar calendar text in the calendar flyout when enabled in Settings.
      • This flight addressed an issue that could unexpectedly make the Taskbar background transparent.
      • Right-clicking the focus assist icon in the taskbar should now show a context menu.
      • The issue from the previous flight where icons in the taskbar corner were getting crushed against the top of the Taskbar has been addressed.
      • The tooltip for the location in use icon in the Taskbar should no longer appear blank sometimes.
    • Settings:
      • We fixed an issue making Settings crash on launch periodically.
      • Using the volume mixer sliders in Sound Settings should be more responsive now, as well as the page responsiveness as a whole.
      • We fixed an issue resulting in Disk and Volumes Settings’ change size option being clipped.
      • There was a non-functional verify link under Backup Settings – this has been fixed.
      • The Power and Battery Settings page should no longer be reporting that battery saver is engaged in it’s not.
      • The Power and Battery Settings page should also now not crash when launched from Quick Settings.
      • We fixed a grammatical error in the Sign-in Settings text.
      • The “I forgot my PIN” link was unexpectedly missing in Sign-in Settings when a PIN was set up and has now been returned.
      • The issue where the Move option under Apps & Features in Settings wasn’t working reliably should be addressed in this build.
      • We’ve mitigated a problem where some of the colors in Settings weren’t updating after switching between dark and light mode, leaving unreadable text.
      • We’ve done some work to help improve the performance of Settings when switching between light and dark mode.
      • We addressed an issue where some of the elements of the Themes page in Settings would end up crowded together when the window size was small.
      • We resolved an issue where the Pen menu toggle under Taskbar Settings was not in sync with the actual state of the feature.
      • Changes made to “Dismiss notification after this amount of time” in Accessibility Settings should now persist.
      • Some of the icons you could enable in Taskbar Settings were erroneously labeled Windows Explorer even though that’s not what they were – this should now be fixed.
      • The Connect text in Quick Settings has been updated to say Cast.
    • File Explorer:
      • Clicking the command bar button twice should now close any dropdown that appeared.
      • The new command bar should now appear when “Open folders in a separate process” is enabled under File Explorer Options > View.
      • This build addresses an issue where right clicking a file and selecting Open With > Choose another app might launch the file in the default app rather than opening the Open With dialog.
      • Fixed an issue the desktop and File Explorer context menu would stop launching.
    • Search:
      • We fixed an issue where the option to verify your account in Search wasn’t working.
      • Hovering over the Search icon on a secondary monitor will now show the flyout on the correct monitor.
      • Search should now work if you open Start and start typing after having gone to the apps list and back.
    • Widgets:
      • When using the Outlook client with a Microsoft account, Calendar, and To Do updates should sync faster down to the widgets.
      • We addressed an issue where if you added multiple widgets quickly from the widgets settings, it could result in some of the widgets not being visible on the board.
      • We fixed a bug where widgets could all become stuck in a loading state (blank squares in the window).
      • The traffic widget should now follow the Windows mode (light or dark).
      • The title of the sports widget should no longer mismatch with the content of the widget.
    • Other:
      • This build addresses an issue where ALT + Tab was getting stuck open sometimes after you released the keys and had to be manually dismissed.
      • We made a fix for an issue where Narrator focus wasn’t ending up on the emoji panel after using the keyboard shortcut to open it.
      • Magnifier’s lens view has been updated so the lens now has rounded corners.
      • We found an issue that was noticeably impacting Start launch reliability for some Insiders, and have addressed it with this flight.
      • We’ve updated the “Most Used” text in the Start menu’s app list so it should no longer be getting clipped.
      • Using the semantic zoom in Start’s app list should no longer result in the list being pushed down and to the right off the edge of the window.
      • We fixed an issue where if you pressed WIN + Z you would need to press Tab before you could use the arrow key to navigate through the snap layouts.
      • We addressed an issue where an acrylic area could get left on the screen after repeatedly snapping and unsnapping a window with touch.
      • We’ve done some work to mitigate an unexpected flash when moving a snapped window with touch.
      • We made a change to help window borders have a little more contrast when “Show accent color on title bars and windows borders” was turned off.

    Known issues

    • [REMINDER] When upgrading to Windows 11 from Windows 10 or when installing an update to Windows 11, some features may be deprecated or removed. See details here.
    • Start:
      • In some cases, you might be unable to enter text when using Search from Start or the Taskbar. If you experience the issue, press WIN + R on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box, then close it.
      • Based on feedback, we are working on adding access keys to WIN + X so that you can do things like “WIN + X M” to launch Device Manager. Insiders may see this functionality in this build, however we are currently investigating an issue in which sometimes the option is unexpectedly unavailable.
    • Taskbar:
      • There is an issue in this build where Explorer.exe will crash when the date and time button on the Taskbar is clicked to access new notifications with Focus Assist turned off. The workaround for this is to enable Focus assist to priority or alarms mode. Note that when focus assist is turned on, notification popups won’t appear, but they will be in the notification center when opened.
      • The Taskbar will sometimes flicker when switching input methods.
      • Taskbar previews may draw partially offscreen.
    • Settings:
      • When launching the Settings app, a brief green flash may appear.
      • When using Quick Settings to modify Accessibility settings, the settings UI may not save the selected state.
      • The button to rename your PC doesn’t work in this build. If needed, this can be done using sysdm.cpl.
      • Settings will crash when clicking “Facial recognition (Windows Hello)” under Sign-in Settings if Windows Hello is already set up.
      • Reset this PC and Go back buttons in Settings > System > Recovery do not function. Reset and roll back can be accessed from the Windows Recovery Environment by selecting System > Recovery > Advanced startup, and pressing Restart now. Once in Windows Recovery, choose Troubleshoot.
        • Choose Reset this PC to perform a reset.
        • Choose Advanced options > Uninstall Updates > Uninstall latest feature update to perform a rollback.
    • File Explorer:
      • Explorer.exe crashes in a loop for Insiders using the Turkish display language when battery charge is at 100%.
      • When right clicking the desktop or File Explorer, the resulting context menu and submenus may appear partially off screen.
      • Clicking a desktop icon or context menu entry may result in the wrong item being selected.
    • Search:
      • After clicking the Search icon on the Taskbar, the Search panel may not open. If this occurs, restart the “Windows Explorer” process, and open the search panel again.
      • When you hover your mouse over the Search icon on the Taskbar, recent searches may not be displayed. To work around the issue, restart your PC.
      • Search panel might appear as black and not display any content below the search box.
    • Widgets:
      • Widgets board may appear empty. To work around the issue, you can sign out and then sign back in again.
      • Launching links from the widgets board may not invoke apps to the foreground.
      • Widgets may be displayed in the wrong size on external monitors. If you encounter this, you can launch the widgets via touch or WIN + W shortcut on your actual PC display first and then launch on your secondary monitors.
    • Store:
      • The install button might not be functional yet in some limited scenarios.
      • Rating and reviews are not available for some apps.
    • Windows Security:
      • Device Security is unexpectedly saying “Standard hardware security not supported” for Insiders with supported hardware.
      • “Automatic sample submission” is unexpectedly turned off when you restart your PC.
    • Localization:
      • There is an issue where some Insiders may be missing some translations from their user experience for a small subset of languages running the latest Insider Preview builds. To confirm if you have been impacted, please visit this Answers forum post and follow the steps for remediation.

    For developers

    You can download the latest Windows Insider SDK at aka.ms/windowsinsidersdk. The Windows Insider SDK will be continuously flighting with corresponding Windows 11 Insider Preview builds, and the latest Windows Insider SDK for Build 22000.71 is now available. Beginning with Windows Insider SDK version 22000.71 and the latest .NET 5 update, we have also added support for .NET 5 developers who want to target the Windows Insider SDK and access these new APIs. For more details on this support, refer to the Windows Insider SDK download page.

    Important Insider Links

    You can check out our Windows Insider Program documentation here, including a list of all the new features and updates released in builds so far. Are you not seeing any of the features listed for this build? Check your Windows Insider Settings to make sure you’re in the Dev Channel. Submit feedback here to let us know if things weren’t working the way you expected. If you want a complete look at what build is in which Insider channel, head over to Flight Hub. Please note, there will be a slight delay between when a build is flighted and when Flight Hub is updated. Thanks, Amanda & Brandon UPDATED 7/15 5:00pm PDT: Fixed localization known issue and added supported countries for new entertainment widget. ]]>
    How to opt-in to the Extended Stable release cycle option beginning with Microsoft Edge 94 https://blogs.windows.com/msedgedev/2021/07/15/opt-in-extended-stable-release-cycle/ Thu, 15 Jul 2021 16:00:47 +0000 https://blogs.windows.com/blog/2021/07/15/opt-in-extended-stable-release-cycle/ In March, we announced that Microsoft Edge would be moving from a 6-week to a 4-week release cycle cadence to deliver more innovation to u

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    6-week to a 4-week release cycle cadence to deliver more innovation to users and organizations, faster. For most users, this means receiving and enjoying our latest browser innovations on a more frequent basis. Organizations though might experience this change differently due to the complexities of testing, deployment, and maintenance. To more effectively serve organizations who may want a longer timeline, we will offer a new 8-week “Extended Stable” release cycle option (configurable by Group Policy) in addition to the regular 4-week “Stable” release cycle which will be the default beginning with Microsoft Edge 94. [caption id="attachment_24814" align="aligncenter" width="624"]Diagram showing incremental stable releases every four weeks, and even-numbered Extended Stable releases every eight weeks. Representation of how releases will be delivered to Microsoft Edge for the “Stable” and “Extended Stable” release cycle options.[/caption]

    “Extended Stable” is available starting with Microsoft Edge 94

    Starting with Microsoft Edge 94, IT administrators will have the flexibility to select between different release cycle options for Microsoft Edge Stable: the 4-week “Stable” option or the 8-week “Extended Stable” option. This means there isn’t a new browser application to deploy to use the “Extended Stable” release option—organizations can just select the release cycle option that is right for them. It’s like setting a recurring update for the Microsoft Edge stable application where a cumulative set of features will be delivered to the browser based on the selected release cycle. The 8-week “Extended Stable” release cycle option for Microsoft Edge Stable will deliver cumulative feature updates aligned with even-numbered releases beginning with Microsoft Edge 94; any feature updates from odd-numbered releases will be packaged up and delivered as part of the subsequent even-numbered release. For instance, if an organization selects the 8-week “Extended Stable” release cycle with Microsoft Edge 94, they will receive subsequent feature updates with Microsoft Edge 96, Microsoft Edge 98, and so on. While feature updates will be packaged and delivered with new version releases based on the selected release cycle, important security patches and fixes will be delivered as needed independent of the selected release option to help maintain browser security. Note: The WebView2 Runtime will update following the 4-week “Stable” release cycle.

    Opt-in and manage using Group Policy or Microsoft Endpoint Manager

    IT administrators will be able to opt-in to the 8-week “Extended Stable” release cycle option for Microsoft Edge Stable by using the “TargetChannel” Group Policy and selecting the “Extended Stable” option (updated policy files will be available from the Microsoft Edge Business website with Microsoft Edge 94). If this policy is not set, Microsoft Edge will default to the 4-week “Stable” release cycle. Organizations using Microsoft Endpoint Manager will also be able to select the 8-week “Extended Stable” release option via Intune. The Microsoft Edge browser updates automatically by default, and we recommend this as the best method to receive version releases, regardless of the release cycle option selected. With auto-updating, organizations can avoid the hassle of manually updating the Microsoft Edge application every 4 or 8 weeks, while exciting their users with the latest browser features as they’re released. For those organizations who prefer to manually update Microsoft Edge, packages will be found in the Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) catalog.

    Support continues for current and recent versions of Microsoft Edge

    With the transition from a 6-week release cycle to 4-week and 8-week release cycle options, we will also update our support policy. We will continue to support the latest major version release of Microsoft Edge “Stable”, along with the previous two “Stable” releases. We will also support the latest major version release of “Extended Stable” and the previous “Extended Stable” release to provide similar coverage.
    Release option Major version release supported Cumulative coverage
    4-week “Stable” Latest, and previous two “Stable” releases (eg. 96, 95, 94) 12 weeks
    8-week “Extended Stable” Latest, and previous “Extended Stable” release (eg. 96, 94) 16 weeks
    Note: For more information on Microsoft Edge support and servicing, please see our Microsoft Edge Support Lifecycle page. Over the last year and a half, customers have been delighted by innovations in Microsoft Edge that have boosted performance and offered new ways to experience the web. We’re excited to serve our customers more effectively with these new release cycle options arriving with Microsoft Edge 94 in late September. For a closer look at the Microsoft Edge release schedule, please see our Docs article]]>
    As companies embrace hybrid work, a new era of hybrid computing emerges with Windows 365 https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2021/07/14/as-companies-embrace-hybrid-work-a-new-era-of-hybrid-computing-emerges-with-windows-365/ Wed, 14 Jul 2021 15:15:11 +0000 https://blogs.windows.com/blog/2021/07/14/as-companies-embrace-hybrid-work-a-new-era-of-hybrid-computing-emerges-with-windows-365/

    As some regions begin to make their way out of the challenges and disruption of the past 18 months, a new world

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    As some regions begin to make their way out of the challenges and disruption of the past 18 months, a new world of work is emerging. Organizations everywhere have been transformed through virtual processes and remote collaboration.

    Microsoft’s latest addition to hybrid computing is Windows 365, a cloud service that introduces a new way to experience Windows 10 or Windows 11 (once it’s available later this year) to businesses of all sizes. Windows 365 takes the operating system to the Microsoft Cloud, streaming the full Windows experience – apps, data and settings – to any device.

    Secure by design and built with the principles of Zero Trust, Windows 365 secures and stores information in the cloud, not on the device, providing a secure, productive experience for workers from interns and contractors to software developers and industrial designers. Windows 365 also creates a new hybrid personal computing category called Cloud PC, which uses both the power of the cloud and the capabilities of the device to provide a full, personalized Windows experience.

    Head over to the press release to get more details.

    On the Microsoft 365 Blog, Wangui McKelvey, general manager of Microsoft 365, shares why bringing the cloud revolution to personal computing will be such a milestone for how customers work in the future and the opportunities this will create for Microsoft’s partners.

    “The Windows experience is consistent, no matter the device. You can pick up right where you left off, because the state of your Cloud PC remains the same, even when you switch devices. You can get the same work done on a laptop in a hotel room, a tablet from their car between appointments, or your desktop while you’re in the office,” McKelvey says. “Seasonal workers also can ramp on and off according to the needs of the business, allowing the organization to scale for busy periods without the complicated logistical and security challenges of issuing new hardware. Further, companies can be more targeted in how they outfit specialized workers in creative, analytics, engineering, or scientific roles who need greater compute power and access to critical applications.”

    Over at Innovation Stories, you can go behind the scenes to see how Microsoft developed Windows 365 and how it chose the Government of Nunavut – a territory in northeastern Canada that spans three time zones and features fjord-cut isles that stretch into the Arctic Circle off the west coast of Greenland – to pilot Windows 365.

    McKelvey also appears in that story, revealing how Windows 365 was in the works before COVID-19, but “what really put the firecracker behind it was the pandemic, it accelerated everything,” McKelvey said. She explained that customers were asking, “’How do we create an experience for people that makes them still feel connected to the company without the physical presence of being there?”

    ]]> Candified LeBron James comes to Candy Crush Saga in ‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ in-game event https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2021/07/09/candified-lebron-james-comes-to-candy-crush-saga-in-space-jam-a-new-legacy-in-game-event/ Fri, 09 Jul 2021 17:11:25 +0000 https://blogs.windows.com/blog/2021/07/09/candified-lebron-james-comes-to-candy-crush-saga-in-space-jam-a-new-legacy-in-game-event/ As movie goers around the world await the release of “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” Candy Crush Saga is rolling out an in-game adventure in partnership with King and Warner Bros.

    From July 6-19, Candy Crush Saga players can interact with the stars,

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    Candy Crush Saga on Windows 10 today.]]>
    Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.65 https://blogs.windows.com/windows-insider/2021/07/08/announcing-windows-11-insider-preview-build-22000-65/ Thu, 08 Jul 2021 17:03:40 +0000 https://blogs.windows.com/blog/2021/07/08/announcing-windows-11-insider-preview-build-22000-65/ Hello Windows Insiders,

    We are so excited to have so many of you running the first preview of Windows 11 and we’re busy looking at all your feedback that’s coming in. Today we are releasing an update (Build 22000.65) to everyone in the Dev Chann

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    Changes and Improvements
    • Start now has a search box to make it easier to find what you’re looking for.
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    • Taskbar will now show across multiple monitors which can be enabled via Settings > Personalization > Taskbar.
    • We have updated several system alert dialog boxes such as the alert for when the battery is running low on your laptop or when you change your display settings with the new Windows 11 visual design.
    • The ‘Power mode’ settings are now available on the Power & battery page in Settings.
    • Right clicking the desktop now directly has a Refresh option without needing to click “Show more options”.
    • Right clicking a .ps1 file in File Explorer now directly has a Run with PowerShell options without needing to click “Show more options”.
    • Available snap layouts when using smaller PCs in portrait orientation have been optimized for that posture. You can now choose to snap three apps on top of each other, instead of four quadrants.
    • Based on the collaboration with the most popular GIF provider in China, weshineapp.com, GIF selections are now available for Windows Insiders in China via the emoji panel (WIN + .). If the location is set as China, then GIF data will appear from weshineapp.com.
    • Right-clicking on the volume icon in the taskbar now includes an option to troubleshoot sound problems.

    Fixes

    • We fixed a remote code execution exploit in the Windows Print Spooler service, known as “PrintNightmare”, as documented in CVE-2021-34527. For more information, see KB5004945.
    •  Taskbar:
      • We fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to click the Show Desktop button with your mouse at the very edge of the Taskbar.
      • We fixed an issue where the date and time in the Taskbar weren’t reflecting your preferred format.
      • We fixed an issue where the preview window might not display the entire window when hovering over Task View on the Taskbar.
      • We fixed an issue pressing ESC or clicking the desktop wouldn’t dismiss the window of open app preview thumbnails if you set focus to it after pressing WIN + T.
      • We fixed an issue where if you rotate a PC to portrait orientation and back to landscape, it could result in app icons not displaying in the Taskbar despite there being room.
    • Settings:
      • We fixed an issue resulting in Settings failing to launch. If you were impacted in the previous flight, please see here.
      • We fixed a noticeable stutter in the animation when closing Quick Settings and Notification Center by clicking on their respective icons in the taskbar.
      • We fixed an issue where the Quick Settings and Notification Center windows were missing shadows.
      • We fixed an issue where it wasn’t possible to launch Quick Settings by setting keyboard focus to it in the taskbar and pressing the Enter key.
      • We fixed an issue where Quick Settings wouldn’t render correctly if you removed all settings except volume.
      • We fixed an issue that mitigates Focus Assist enabling unexpectedly.
      • We fixed an issue with the animation in the touch keyboard when resizing it in Settings.
      • We fixed an issue where Sign-in Options in Settings had an unexpected checkbox under Facial Recognition with no text.
      • We fixed an issue where the button to disconnect a work or school account in Account Settings wasn’t working.
      • We fixed an issue where Lock screen Settings had a toggle with no text.
      • We fixed an issue where the title of the Advanced Options page under Windows Update in Settings could be missing.
      • We fixed an issue where the “Windows privacy options” at the bottom of Privacy & Security > Search Permissions in Settings wasn’t working.
      • We fixed an issue where the Open Navigation button could become overlapped with other text.
      • We fixed an issue causing Settings to crash when applying a theme under Contrasts.
      • We fixed an issue where parts of Settings were unexpectedly in English for some non-English languages.
    • File Explorer:
      • We fixed an issue resulting in pinning and unpinning apps from Start not working, the command bar in File Explorer disappearing, and the snap layouts unexpectedly not appearing until rebooting your PC.
      • We fixed an issue that could result in the elements of File Explorer’s title bar being unreadable due to low contrast.
      • We fixed an issue where some of the icons in File Explorer’s context menu could be blurry.
      • We fixed an issue where the “see more” menu in File Explorer’s command bar wouldn’t dismiss when you clicked on Options.
      • We fixed an issue that could result in not being able to create a new folder on the desktop.
    • Search:
      • We fixed an issue resulting in Search having grey boxes sometimes instead of app icons.
      • We fixed an issue that could result in Search dropping the first keystroke when pressing the Windows key and starting to type.
      • We fixed an issue where when hovering your mouse over the Search icon on the taskbar, the third recent search would not load and remained blank.
      • We fixed an issue where if you searched for Windows Update, it would open Settings but not navigate to the Windows Update settings page.
    • Widgets:
      • We fixed an issue where system text scaling was scaling all widgets proportionally and could result in cropped widgets.
      • We fixed an issue where when using screen reader/Narrator in widgets it wasn’t properly announcing content sometimes.
      • We fixed an issue where resizing the Money widget could result in the bottom half of it not displaying anything.
    • Other:
      • We fixed a memory leak that was noticeable when using one of the C# printing samples.
      • We fixed an issue causing an error in safe mode saying 0xc0000005 - Unexpected parameters.
      • We fixed two issues that could cause explorer.exe to start crashing in a loop, when the display language was set to Russian or when multiple input methods enabled.
      • We fixed an issue where if you minimize a full screen window and later restore it, there was a chance it could result in a bug check with win32kfull.
      • We fixed an issue resulting in some WSL users seeing "The parameter is incorrect" when opening Windows Terminal.
      • We fixed an issue causing blurry windows in ALT + Tab.
      • We fixed an issue resulting in a flicker in the taskbar when Korean IME users used ALT + Tab.
      • We fixed an issue impacting reliability of displaying the UI when using WIN + Space to switch input methods.
      • We fixed an issue impacting voice typing reliability.
      • We fixed an issue resulting in the “New snip in X seconds” options in Snip & Sketch not working.

    Known issues

    • [REMINDER] When upgrading to Windows 11 from Windows 10 or when installing an update to Windows 11, some features may be deprecated or removed. See details here.
    • Start:
      • In some cases, you might be unable to enter text when using Search from Start or the Taskbar. If you experience the issue, press WIN + R on the keyboard to launch the Run dialog box, then close it.
    • Taskbar:
      • The Taskbar will sometimes flicker when switching input methods.
      • Dragging an app icon to rearrange it in the Taskbar will result in the app launching or minimizing.
    • Settings:
      • When launching the Settings app, a brief green flash may appear.
      • When using Quick Settings to modify Accessibility settings, the settings UI may not save the selected state.
    • File Explorer:
      • The new command bar may not appear when “Open folders in a separate process” is enabled under File Explorer Options > View.
      • Explorer.exe crashes in a loop for Insiders using the Turkish display language when battery charge is at 100%.
      • When right clicking the desktop or File Explorer, the resulting context menu and submenus may appear partially off screen.
    • Search:
      • After clicking the Search icon on the Taskbar, the Search panel may not open. If this occurs, restart the “Windows Explorer” process, and open the search panel again.
      • When you hover your mouse over the Search icon on the Taskbar, recent searches may not be displayed. To work around the issue, restart your PC.
      • Search panel might appear as black and not display any content below the search box.
    • Widgets:
      • Widgets board may appear empty. To work around the issue, you can sign out and then sign back in again.
      • Launching links from the widgets board may not invoke apps to the foreground.
      • When using the Outlook client with a Microsoft account, Calendar, and To Do changes may not sync to the widgets in real time.
      • Widgets may be displayed in the wrong size on external monitors. If you encounter this, you can launch the widgets via touch or WIN + W shortcut on your actual PC display first and then launch on your secondary monitors.
      • After adding multiple widgets quickly from the widgets settings, some of the widgets may not be visible on the board.
    • Store:
      • The install button might not be functional yet in some limited scenarios.
      • Rating and reviews are not available for some apps.
    • Windows Security
      • Device Security is unexpectedly saying “Standard hardware security not supported” for Insiders with supported hardware.
      • “Automatic sample submission” is unexpectedly turned off when you restart your PC.

    The Bug Bash has started!

    Our first Windows 11 Bug Bash will run from July 7th through July 14th. Throughout the Bug Bash, we’ll be posting Quests in Feedback Hub covering different areas of Windows 11. You can help make Windows better for everyone by trying them out and sending feedback. For more details about sending actionable feedback, please see here.

    Important Insider Links

    You can check out our Windows Insider Program documentation here, including a list of all the new features and updates released in builds so far. Are you not seeing any of the features listed for this build? Check your Windows Insider Settings to make sure you’re in the Dev Channel. Submit feedback here to let us know if things weren’t working the way you expected. If you want a complete look at what build is in which Insider channel, head over to Flight Hub. Please note, there will be a slight delay between when a build is flighted and when Flight Hub is updated. Thanks, Amanda & Brandon]]>