Microsoft's GitHub CEO Nat Friedman has announced that he leaves his role. From November 15th, he will be replaced by Thomas Domke, who is currently the Chief Product Officer of GitHub. The appropriate information is posted on the GitHub blog.
Earlier this month, we learned about Microsoft's plans to introduce a new Feedback website for various services and apps to replace the aging UserVoice platform. It did not take too long for Microsoft to launch the Feedback portal. It is now available in preview for all users to publish their feedback about Microsoft Teams and Edge. The software giant announced the Feedback portal in a post on the Tech Community Forums.
Today, Microsoft holds a special annual hardware event, where the company expects to announce a bunch of new Surface devices. Microsoft will live stream the event, so everyone can join and watch the company unveil new tablets, smartphones, and laptops. Here is how you can watch the Surface event on September 22.
Chief Product Officer Panos Panay took over as executive vice president of Microsoft and joined the corporation's senior management team, whose members are advisors to CEO Satya Nadella. Bloomberg reported this with reference to an internal email that Microsoft employees received the day before.
Microsoft has been largely silent about its plans for Windows this year, although some information is still leaking online. For example, we've known for quite some time that Microsoft is working on a major update to the Windows user interface, codenamed Sun Valley. For its announcement, the company is preparing a special event, which should take place in the coming weeks.
As part of Build 2021, Microsoft announced the public availability of support for Linux GUI applications on the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2) second generation. You may remember the official announcement of this feature some months ago and until now has been available as a preview.
Microsoft at the Build 2021 conference today announced a preview version of Project Reunion 0.8. You may be aware of this platform which is designed not only to unite the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and Win32, but also to separate the APIs from the operating system, so that they will no longer require an up-to-date version of Windows to use them.
This year's Developers Conference, Microsoft Build 2021, starts just in an hour. Like last year, the event will only be held in the virtual format due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Here's how you can watch its sessions for free of charge. Only a quick online registration on the official website is required. The conference will be held from 25 to 27 May.
As a part of the Windows Insider program, Microsoft, from time to time, hosts special bug-hunting events called "Bug Bash." During Bug Bash, Microsoft publishes "quests" - special tasks made to test the quality and stability of the new code, spot bugs, and gather more feedback and diagnostic data. Bug Bashes were an important part of the Windows Insider program, with two or even three "bashes" during a development cycle of a new update. For some reason, Microsoft hasn't hosted these events for the past few years. Luckily, the company is back with another Bug Bash to polish the next Windows release and fix as many bugs as possible.
Unsuccessful attempts to buy TikTok and Pinterest did not discourage Microsoft, which is one of the world's most valuable companies, from looking for another promising acquisition. Recently, Microsoft bought ZeniMax Media, the parent company of famous game publishers, such as Bethesda Softworks, Arkane Studios, and Machine Games. Now, Bloomberg reports that the software giant wants to buy a popular gaming chat service, Discord.