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As it is the second Tuesday of the month, it's time for patching all supported versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems. Being the last patch of the year, Microsoft now started rolling out the December 2021 Patch Tuesday update (KB5008215) for Windows 11.

 

Windows 11 KB5008215 update brings quality improvements and other bug fixes. To know more about the fixes, improvements in this build, and to download the Windows 11 KB5008215 update offline installer, continue reading further.

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As it is the second Tuesday of the month, it's time for patching all supported versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems. Being the last patch of the year, Microsoft now started rolling out the December 2021 Patch Tuesday update (KB5008212) for Windows 10 versions 2004, 20H2, 21H1, and 21H2.

 

Windows 10 KB5008212 update brings several improvements and other bug fixes. To know more about the fixes, improvements in this build, and to download the Windows 10 KB5008212 update offline installer, continue reading further.

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Last month, Microsoft released the first build of Office version 2112 to the Office Insiders who are on the Windows Beta Channel (Fast Ring). Just like the first build of this version, this week Microsoft again released a new update for Office Insiders that came with no new features but fixes.

 

If you are an Office Insider in the Windows Beta Channel, and/or would like to know what has been fixed in Microsoft Office version 2112, build 14729.20038, here's the full official changelog.

Earlier this week, Microsoft released "Windows 11 Build 22518.1000" to the Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. The new build came with new features and improvements which include Spotlight collection backgrounds, an updated entry point for Widgets with the weather, and voice access.

 

Now the company is releasing a new cumulative update (KB5009380) to the insiders in the Dev Channel that bumps up the build number to 22518.1012.

Published by on under Microsoft Windows 11 | News

Microsoft announces a new Windows 11 Build for the testers. The latest build is now rolling out from the active development (RS_PRERELEASE) branch to the Windows Insiders who are on the Dev Channel. Unlike the previous few updates, Windows 11 build 22518 comes with several new features and improvements.

 

If you are a Windows Insider in the Dev Channel, can grab this update by simply checking for updates. The latest build will be labeled as “Windows 11 Insider Preview 22518.1000 (rs_prerelease)”. Here's everything that you would like to know about this build.

Published by on under Microsoft Windows 11 | News

Microsoft announces a redesigned Notepad app for Windows 11 users with a bunch of new features and UI design to make it look fresh. The new update is currently rolling out to all the Windows 11 Insiders running the Windows 11 build from the Dev Channel.

 

Excited about the updated Notepad app? There's more to discuss. Continue reading further to have a quick view of what's coming next to you.

Published by on under Microsoft Windows 11 | News

Microsoft recently announced that the web version of the cloud storage platform OneDrive will now support photo editing features. That means the users will now be able to edit photos directly on the web version of the OneDrive.

 

You can now crop photos, adjust lights and color, add creative filters, and mark up photos for editing, all in one place, before adding them to presentations, sharing them on social media, or use in meetings to enhance discussions about product development or marketing.

Published by on under News | OneDrive

During a Microsoft Teams meeting, users can currently pin the video feed of other participants to increase the size of the desired video on their own screen. This makes it always visible even when others are speaking.

 

Now, the company is planning to roll out a new feature that will help you to pin your own video on the stage in increased size. Microsoft says that this new feature will address a number of situations that the users face currently in Microsoft Teams.

Published by on under Microsoft 365 | Microsoft Teams

Last week Microsoft released PowerToys 0.51, which came with several new improvements. Some of the most highlighted improvements were within the mouse utilities part of the Microsoft PowerToys. Now, the company released another update which is rolling out as Microsoft PowerToys version 0.51.1.

 

The latest version of PowerToys is a patch on top of the previous release, which brings some stability improvements based on user feedback. To know more details about this release, continue reading further.

Published by on under Microsoft PowerToys | Microsoft Windows 11

Earlier this week, Microsoft released "Windows 11 Build 22509.1000" to the Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. The new build came with new improvements to Start menu, and Microsoft Edge with Narrator. This build also brought several bug fixes.

 

Now the company is releasing a new KB5008918 update to Windows 11 Build 22509 to the insiders in the Dev Channel that bumps up the build number to 22509.1011.

Published by on under Microsoft Windows 11 | News

Microsoft started rolling out Windows 11 Build 22509 to the Windows Insiders who are on the Dev Channel. The latest preview update comes with new improvements for the Start menu and Taskbar. If you are on the Dev Channel, head over to the Windows Update settings page to download and install this build.

 

The latest "Windows 11 Insider Preview 22509.1000 (rs_prerelease)" adds Start menu customization which can be invoked by right-clicking on Start. For more details about this build, continue reading further.

Published by on under Microsoft Windows 11 | News

Back in October, Microsoft released PowerToys version 0.49 that introduced a new "Find my Mouse" tool. A month later, the company released Microsoft PowerToys 0.51.0 by skipping version 0.50.

 

The latest version of PowerToys introduces exciting new improvements to the mouse utilities and other changes. Continue reading for a detailed list of changes (official release notes) in Microsoft PowerToys version 0.51.0.

Published by on under Microsoft PowerToys | Microsoft Windows 11

Microsoft begins rolling out a new app update for MS Paint on Windows 11. This update brings new design changes to the "Edit Color", "Resize and Skew" dialogs and is currently rolling out to the Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.

 

This build also adds additional fixes to the MSPaint application on Windows 11. To know more about the new design changes added to Microsoft Paint and other fixes, continue reading further.

Published by on under Microsoft Windows 11 | News

Microsoft released an optional KB5007262 update for Windows 11, that increased the OS Build to 22000.348. The latest Windows 11 KB5007262 update (build 22000.348) version 21H2 adds several new improvements to the operating system. Among all these improvements, the Fluent style emojis are one of the key improvements.

 

The latest build also includes several bug fixes. To know more about the new improvements and bug fixes (official changelog) in this build, continue reading further.

Published by on under Microsoft Windows 11 | News

Microsoft released a new build to Microsoft Office users running version 2112. The new update comes as build 14712 and is currently rolling out to the Office Insiders in the Windows Beta Channel (Fast Ring). The latest version of Microsoft Office Build 14712.20000 adds a very useful feature to Microsoft PowerPoint.

 

It also adds some fixes and improvements to Office Suite, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. For the complete official changelog, continue reading further.

Microsoft has announced that the company will no longer support the OneDrive Sync app on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. This will come into effect starting . If you are using OneDrive on any of these platforms, upgrade to the latest version of Windows 10 or Windows 11.

 

In case your PC doesn't support Windows 10, or Windows 11, you will still be able to access your cloud files through the OneDrive web interface.

Published by on under News | OneDrive

Microsoft released a new cumulative update KB5007253 for Windows 10. The latest build is currently rolling out to the Windows 10 Insiders in the Release Preview Channel. This update comes for Windows 10 version 21H1 as Build 19044.1381 and for Windows 10 version 21H2 as Build 19044.1381.

 

Here's everything that you would like to know about Windows 10 KB5007253 update Build 19044.1381 / 19043.1381, which are currently rolling out to the Windows Insiders.

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Microsoft releases Windows 11 Build 22504 with some new personalization features, improvements, and a bunch of bug fixes. As this is a preview build from the rs_prerelease branch, Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel can upgrade to this build to test the latest features and changes.

 

In the latest build, Microsoft added 13 themes for the touch keyboard to the other input experiences, the ability to personalize emojis based on the face and skin tones of family members, and a new design of the Your Phone app on Windows 11.

Published by on under Microsoft Windows 11 | News

Microsoft shared some details regarding a compatibility issue with Intel Smart Sound Technology (Intel SST) drivers on Windows 11 PCs. Windows 11 (version 21H2) devices with the affected Intel SST driver might receive an error with a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death).

 

To safeguard your upgrade experience, Microsoft applied a compatibility hold on devices with affected Intel SST drivers from offering Windows 11. Microsoft also shared a workaround to mitigate this issue.

Published by on under Intel | Microsoft Windows 11

Microsoft releases Windows 10 Build 19044.1379 for version 21H2, and Windows 10 Build 19044.1379 for 21H1. The latest build (KB5007253) is now rolling out to the Windows 10 Insiders who are in the Release Preview Channel.

 

Windows 10 KB5007253 update brings a ton of fixes and improvements, including fixes to the remote printer issue introduced with Windows 10 Patch Tuesday update KB5006670 released last month.

Published by on under News | Tech News

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