Looks like Microsoft isn't happy with third-party tools that replace and extend features of its very own Media Creation Tool. So it has silently made a change to servers that host Windows ISO files. The change now affects the popular Rufus tool, which can't now download Windows 8, Windows 10 and Windows 11.
Just a few days ago Microsoft has released a new Dev channel build 25179 to Insiders. The most important change in it is tabs in File Explorer enabled for everyone. It also includes a new navigation pane, also enabled for everyone. Besides, it comes with a hidden gen. There's a new taskbar animation.
Earlier in June, Microsoft has announced several improvements for Collections. One of them, "Inspiration Feed", is now available to some users. It finds on the Internet content similar to what you have saved to your Collections.
Microsoft is adding a new tool to the set of PowerToys utilities that will allow you to measure a screen area in pixels. The user will be able to launch it with a customizable key sequence, and adjust a few more its settings like the cursor color.
OneDrive cloud storage is now 15 years old. To celebrate its presense on the market, Microsoft is rolling out a number of nice updates.
Besides the new Dev channel build, Microsoft today updated the Beta channel for Insiders with Windows 11 version 22H2, builds 22621.575 and 22622.575. They are out with KB5016694 and have quite a different set of features.
Today's build in the Dev channel finally makes File Explorer tabs and the new navigation pane available to everyone. Also, Microsoft is experimenting with how File Explorer shows search results. Finally, there are input improvements, and ISO images available for clean install.
Microsoft has decided to open-source its Fluent Design 3D emojis to encourage creativity and inclusiveness in the emoji space. A library of 1538 emoji from today is available in Figma and on GitHub .
Microsoft has released monthly cumulative updates for all supported operating systems. Traditionally for Patch Tuesday, they do not bring anything new besides fixes. Updates are already live on Windows Update.
Firefox is getting a toolbar button that will host all your installed extensions behind a menu. The similar idea has already implemented in Chrome and Edge, so Mozilla follows the suit.