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Windows Experience Feature Packs are used to deliver new feature improvements to Windows 10 customers without releasing the bi-annual major feature updates. Currently, only a limited set of features are being developed which are independent of the OS releases.

 

Microsoft now releases Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.1070.0 to the Windows Insiders in the Beta channel which adds two improvements to users running Windows 10 version 20H2 build 19042.662 or higher.

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Microsoft releases a new Windows 10 preview build 19042.662 to the Windows Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview channels running Windows 10 October 2020 Update. This update includes several bug fixes along with the USB 3.0 bug and the bug that causes a black screen for Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) users.

 

This update comes as a KB4586853 article, and will soon be released to the non-insiders as an optional update. Later, it will be forced as a mandatory update as part of the patch Tuesday.

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Microsoft starts rolling out a new Windows 10 patch (KB4023057) to make your device compatible to receive the latest upgrade. The latest build adds reliability and security improvements to Windows Update Service components in consumer Windows 10, versions 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903, 1909, and 2004.

 

In the Microsoft support document, the company said that this patch will perform some operations in your system to prepare your device for the next Windows 10 updates. Here is a list of changes that the patch may perform on your system.

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As per the release schedule, Microsoft started rolling out Microsoft Edge 87 (Chromium) to the stable release channel. Being a major build in the stable release channel, the latest version of Microsoft Edge offers a set of new features including automatic redirection for incompatible sites from Internet Explorer, shopping features, enterprise new tab page, and more.

 

If you are already using Microsoft Edge, it will be automatically upgraded to the latest version. If you are a business user, here you can find the direct links to download the latest offline installer of Microsoft Edge version 87.

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Google Chrome is one of the most popular internet browser named before Microsoft Edge. Recently the search giant releases Chrome version 87. The latest update comes with many new features and security improvements that will improve your web browsing experience.

 

The latest version of Google Chrome said to be the last major build of 2020, is the biggest release for Google Chrome. Here are the top 5 reasons that will make it more powerful.

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Microsoft released a new Edge build to the Dev channel. The latest Microsoft Edge build version 88.0.702.0 comes with a set of new features and enhancements. Among them, the key feature is the ability to insert text notes or comments in PDF documents which is the most demanded feature request.

 

The feature is currently limited to Windows users only, and you can access this functionality in the latest version of Microsoft Edge in the Canary and Dev channels.

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Microsoft is working on a new feature for Microsoft Edge, that will allow you to provide a name to the browser window. As part of Microsoft's A/B Testing, few lucky insiders can now see it in Microsoft Edge Canary build 88.0.702.0 and above. Get the latest build to check if you are one of them.

 

Though the feature is still not officially released, we will show you how you can rename a Microsoft Edge browser window and make it easy to identify which browser window you want to switch.

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Microsoft releases the Windows 10 driver updates to ensure your system runs smoothly when new operating system updates are available. But sometimes the driver updates pushed via the Windows Updates creates problem to the end-users due to hardware incompatibility.

 

As we are reaching the US holiday season in December, most of the employees will be on leave. Thus, it may create more problems if something unexpectedly goes wrong. And hence the company decided to temporarily pause the driver updates.

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During the //dotNetConf2020 virtual event, Microsoft releases Visual Studio 2019 version 16.8. The latest version of Visual Studio 2019 adds many new features and improvements, along with support for a unified .NET framework (.NET 5.0), C# 9.0, and F# 5.0.

 

The latest version of Visual Studio 2019 also comes with a set of new productivity improvements for Git. Here in this post, we are going to see what's new has been added for Git.

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Microsoft releases a new version of Visual Studio 2019, pushing version no. to 16.8. The latest version of Visual Studio 2019 includes many new features and improvements, which you can now download and install on your development environment to build production-ready applications.

 

If you are already running Visual Studio 2019, check for updates. If you are going to use it for the first time, here's how you can download the latest version of Visual Studio 2019 and get the power of the latest IDE offerings from Microsoft.

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Microsoft releases a new Office build (version 2011) to the insiders who are on the Current Channel (Preview). The latest build version 16.0.13426.20184 in the current channel adds some new improvements to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Outlook.

 

If you are looking to know what has been improved in Microsoft Office build 16.0.13426.20184, here's the complete changelog.

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Microsoft releases the next major version of the .NET Framework. The latest .NET Framework 5.0 also includes support for C# 9 and F# 5, along with a broad set of new features and improvements. With .NET 5 as the first release of unified implementation of .NET Framework, Microsoft targets a much larger group of developers to migrate their .NET code.

 

If you are looking for .NET 5.0, here you can get the links to download the latest version for Windows, macOS, and Linux. You will need Visual Studio 16.8 or later to use .NET 5.0 on Windows and the latest version of Visual Studio for Mac on macOS.

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Microsoft releases Visual Studio Code version 1.51 (October 2020 Update) with many new features. The key features of this build include more prominent pinned tabs, custom hover effects on extension trees, resizable suggestions, better source control integration, TypeScript 4.1 beta support, and more.

 

Here you can find the direct links to download the latest update of Visual Studio Code (VSCode) version 1.51 from the Microsoft server. Continue reading to learn what's new and improved in this version.

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Java codeless application monitoring is all about simplicity. Using the Java agent, you can monitor all of your Java applications hosted in any environment without performing any code changes. Microsoft now made the Java 3.0 agent for Azure Monitor Application Insights publicly available.

 

The Java agent can be enabled through just a couple of configuration changes, and it instantly enables powerful functionality and benefits. Continue reading further to know more about it.

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Back in August 2020, Microsoft added the ability to run Android apps on your Windows 10 PC using Your Phone app. At that time, it was possible to run only one app at a time. Now the feature is getting improved by allowing you to run multiple Android applications at the same time.

 

The feature is gradually rolling out to Windows Insiders, and it may take a few days to be enabled for you. To know more about the supported Android mobiles, continue reading further.

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Recently Microsoft released a new Office Insiders build for Android users. The latest Office Insiders build 16.0.13426.20082, released on November 2, adds three new features to the Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook client.

 

The new features include Read Aloud in Word, create a PowerPoint slide deck from outlines, create emails & calendar events using voice commands. To learn more about the features, continue reading further.

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Microsoft released a new Dev Channel build of its popular Microsoft Edge (Chromium) browser to the Edge Insiders. The new Edge build 88.0.685.3 comes with support for pre-rendered new tab pages on Linux, and support for the management policy to Configure Friendly URL Format.

 

Apart from these two new added features, Microsoft Edge build 88.0.685.3 in the Dev Channel also comes with several bug fixes. You can find the complete changelog of the build below.

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In mid of August 2020, Microsoft introduced an improved update experience on Windows 10 PCs to help you discover the available Windows 10 feature updates, monthly updates, and driver updates. Now, to provide you more control, the Redmond-based software giant is redefining the way drivers are being installed on your Windows 10 systems.

 

With these improvements in place, you will see a clear distinction between automatic and manual updates in Windows Update, completing the transformation of driver servicing.

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Microsoft's revamped Edge interface is clean and stylish. It provides you a world-class performance with more privacy, more productivity, and more value while you browse the internet. You can now get the latest Microsoft Edge update for your business, school, or organization with multi-platform support in over 90 languages.

 

In early October 2020, Microsoft Edge 86 was released, and after that, build 86.0.622.58 is the 6th and latest stable build of Microsoft Edge 86. Here you can find the direct links to download the latest offline installer of Microsoft Edge.

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Microsoft released a new version of PowerToys, giving more focus to stability, localization, and quality of life improvements for both the development team and the end-users. The latest PowerToys version 0.25 adds a long list of fixes and stability improvements to all users.

 

Though the new version still doesn't include the long-awaited Video Conferencing utility, Microsoft states that it is just a week's time to ship it to the end-users as the team is currently doing last-minute development works.

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