Microsoft released a new cumulative update (KB5004296) for Windows 10 version 21H1, Windows 10 version 20H2, and Windows 10 version 2004. As this came as an optional update, it won't be downloaded automatically. You will have to manually click on the "Download and Install" link from the Windows Update settings page.

 

The latest cumulative update (KB5004296) build includes performance improvements and bug fixes for Microsoft Windows 10. For a detailed list of improvements, and the offline installer, continue reading below.

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It's around one month that Windows 11 is running on almost all Windows Insiders systems opt in the Dev Channel. Now, Microsoft has promoted the last Dev Build (22000.100) to the Beta Channel. That means, the Windows Insiders who are in the Beta Channel can now upgrade to Windows 11 to test the flavor.

 

Also, those who are in the Dev Channel can now consider switching to the Beta Channel to receive more stabilized builds of Windows 11.

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Microsoft releases a new Edge Insiders build to the Dev Channel. The latest build 93.0.961.2 comes as the final release build for Microsoft Edge version 93, but it may see some patches in the future before it is being released to the insiders Beta channel.

 

The latest Microsoft Edge Dev Channel build 93.0.961.2 adds few new features for media autoplay, un-ignore password health alerts, a combined settings page, and some improvements. For the detailed list of changes, continue reading below.

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If you are still using Internet Explorer 11 (IE11), the Redmond giant has recently reminded its customers all over the world that the company is going to stop supporting Internet Explorer 11 from Microsoft 365 suite. That means all Microsoft 365 apps and services will cease support for Internet Explorer.

 

The date is not so far! Microsoft said that the farewell of IE11 will begin on August 17, 2021. Are you still using IE11? Switch to the new Microsoft Edge (Chromium) browser now.

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Microsoft is working on another new feature for Microsoft Teams that will add new Side-by-Side and Reporter Presenter modes to the desktop and window sharing in Microsoft Teams meetings. The feature has been started rolling out on both Windows and Mac.

 

Microsoft said that the standard users will start getting this update by mid of August, and the complete rollout will end by mid of September. Continue reading further to know more about these features.

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As always, Microsoft released a new Office Build to the insiders running Microsoft Office Version 2108. The latest build 14315.20008 comes to the Office Insiders who are in the Windows Beta Channel. Though the new build comes with no new features, it fixes a few bugs for Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

 

Here's the full changelog of this build. To update to the latest Microsoft Office Insider Preview Build, open any office app and navigate to File > Account > Update Options, and click the Update Now button.

Windows 11 Build 22000.100 (KB5004300) is now rolling out as a cumulative update to the Windows Insiders who are in the Dev Channel. This is the fourth preview build to the insiders after Microsoft officially announced the launch of Windows 11 last month (June 24).

 

The latest Windows 11 Preview Build 10.0.22000.100 doesn't come with new features, but it adds a few new improvements for the Taskbar. For more details about this build, continue reading further.

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Microsoft launches the private preview of Visual Studio 2022 for Mac users. To try out the latest preview builds of Visual Studio 2022 on your Mac, you can register using a survey link shared by Microsoft. The first release of the IDE contains a refreshed, fully native macOS UI.

 

The Visual Studio 2022 for Mac can be installed side-by-side with earlier versions of Visual Studio. For more information, continue reading further.

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It's almost a month when Microsoft officially revealed the upcoming major release of their operating system, Windows 11. The new update to bring an updated UI, and improvements to performance, productivity, and security features. Windows 10 users meeting the minimum hardware requirements will receive a free upgrade to Windows 11.

 

Windows 11 is now available as a preview release to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel with a new Microsoft Store as a one-stop destination to browse and install apps, and games. Microsoft Edge browser, which is the default browser on Windows 11, also started appearing on Microsoft Store.

While the rumors are on regarding the release of Windows 11, Intel Corporation now added extra sugar to it by referring to "Microsoft Windows* 11-64 - October 2021 Update (21H2)" in one of its driver documentation hosted here.

 

As this is marked as "October 2021 Update (21H2)", it's quite expectable that Microsoft is going to RTM the all-new Windows 11 Operating System in the month of October 2021. Once released, it will be offered to Windows 10 users as a free upgrade if they meet the minimum hardware requirements.

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Last week, Microsoft started rolling out the first preview build of Microsoft Office version 2108 to the Office Insiders who are in the Windows Beta Channel. That build (14301.20004) added a new feature to the Outlook client allowing you to turn off suggested replies if you are not happy with it.

 

This week the company released a new build (14312.20008) for Microsoft Office version 2108 that adds another new feature to the Outlook client and a set of few fixes for Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

A new Windows 11 preview build is now rolling out to the Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. The latest Windows 11 Dev Preview Build 22000.71 brings a bunch of new improvements. In addition to those improvements, the latest build a new entertainment widget.

 

The entertainment widget allows you to see new and featured movie titles available in the Microsoft Store. For more details and to read the list of fixes and general improvements, continue reading further.

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Visual Studio 2022 was first announced by Microsoft in April, and two months later the company released the first preview build of Visual Studio 2022 version 17.0. Being the first preview release of the next version of Visual Studio IDE, it came as a 64-bit app.

 

A month later after the release of the first preview build, Microsoft now releases Visual Studio 2022 version 17.0 Preview 2 with a bunch of new features, improvements, and fixes. Here's the list of new features and the links to download Visual Studio 2022 Preview builds.

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Microsoft officially announced Windows 365 Cloud PC, a new cloud-based offering from the company to offer you a Hybrid Windows for a hybrid world by combining the power and security of the cloud with the versatility and simplicity of a PC.

 

Microsoft said that Windows 365 will come as a cloud service that introduces a new way to experience Windows 10 or Windows 11. For more information and its general availability, continue reading this post.

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If you are using Windows 10 version 2004 or newer, Microsoft released another update (KB5004237) this month to address several issues affecting Windows 10 systems. The last update (KB5004945) was released on July 6th to address a Windows Zero-day vulnerability called "PrintNightmare".

 

All users running Windows 10 version 2004 (May 2020 Update), Windows 10 version 20H2, and Windows 10 version 21H1 must update their systems with this KB5004237 update by running Windows Update from the Settings app.

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Windows 11 was officially announced on June 24th, and 4 days later Microsoft released the first preview build to the Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. Whereas Windows 11 is set to release later this year to new devices, the supported PCs running Windows 10 will receive this update in early 2022.

 

The free upgrade to Windows 11 will be available to all supported Windows 10 devices if you meet the minimum hardware requirements. After the upgrade, you will have 10 days to roll back to Windows 10 if you don't like Windows 11 or facing any troubles after upgrading.

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If you are using Skype, Microsoft is now bringing in animated backgrounds for your video calls. The company recently previewed it in the latest Skype Insiders Preview Build 8.74.76.129. Not only that, with the latest preview build, Microsoft also added few more new features to it.

 

Some of the new features introduced in Skype 8.74 include customized call reactions, a split window on Android, Files sharing from chat. For more details on the new features, continue reading further.

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If you are running Microsoft Office Version 2011 - Build 13416.10000 or higher, that introduced a feature that automatically offers you short suggested responses while replying to an email in Microsoft Outlook client. This makes it easier while replying to an email that needs just a few words.

 

Though it was a useful feature, not all users want to see these suggested replies. So, with the latest Microsoft Office Version 2108 Build 14301.20004, the company added an option to turn the feature off.

Microsoft released a new cumulative update (KB5004745) build 10.0.22000.65 for Windows 11 to the Windows Insiders who are in the Dev Channel. The latest (2nd) Windows 11 Preview Build comes with many new UI changes and a bunch of bug fixes.

 

The key highlights of Windows 11 build 22000.65 are the GUI improvements to make Windows even better. It includes improvements to Search Box, Taskbar, Snap Layouts, new Power Mode settings, and more. For a complete list of changes, continue reading.

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In March, we have reported about Microsoft adding Flipgrid video support to Microsoft PowerPoint slides, and during that time it was rolled out to the Office Insiders who are in the Windows Beta Channel (Fast Ring). Now, the company is rolling out this feature to the Windows Current (Preview) Channel.

 

Along with this feature, Microsoft also rolls out several other features to Microsoft Office applications. If you are an Office Insider, under Windows Current (Preview) Channel, upgrade to build 14228.20044 to experience the new features as listed below.

If you are using Windows 10 version 2004 or newer, Microsoft released an emergency update (KB5004945) to address a Windows Zero-day vulnerability. This vulnerability is called as "PrintNightmare" and is being exploited by attackers to achieve local privileges and remote code execution through the Windows Print Spooler service.

 

All users running Windows 10 version 2004 (May 2020 Update), Windows 10 version 20H2, and Windows 10 version 21H1 must update their systems with this KB5004945 update by running Windows Update from the Settings app.

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