Microsoft has announced the release of Visual Studio 2022 17.4 with native support for the ARM64 platform. It will allow developers to create software faster without using emulation. Microsoft was testing the native version of Visual Studio for ARM since this summer.
As you may remember, Google has its own alternative to Microsoft Subsystem for Android. Unlike WSA which is exclusive to Windows 11, it is available for both Windows 11 and 10. The software is currently in Beta .
Microsoft today released a new PowerToys version 0.64. It makes two new tools available to everyone. One of them, File Locksmith, will show you what process is preventing you from deleting or moving the file. Another one, Hosts File Editor, is an easy-to-use tool for changing the hosts file. Finally, PowerToys can now export/import their settings.
In August 2021, Microsoft announced its intention to combine existing versions of OneNote for Windows into a single app. The company had two versions of OneNote coexisting + a web app. Each had its own name. Windows 11 had its own OneNote version. Now they are unified into one app.
The Redmond firm is developing a new app that will help you to clean up and optimize the operating system. Simply called 'PC Manager', it includes features like temp file removal, startup app and process manager, a simple "threat" scanner which includes Windows Update status and default browser checks. There is also a storage analyzer that can uninstall apps and find large files.
Microsoft has announced that they are going to release DirectStorage 1.1 with GPU Decompression to developers by the end of 2022. It will include GPU decompression of game resources which is nearly 3x faster that the classic CPU process.
New tools are coming to the PowerToys suite. First of all, it will be easier to create a backup copy of its options with the "Settings backup and restore" utility. The other tool will allow you to make changes to the hosts file with a convenient UI.
At Ignite 2022, Microsoft unveiled a major update to the Office app for Windows, Android, and iOS that brings an updated user interface and several new features. The application now has a new name, Microsoft 365, to stay in line with the eponymous service. Of course, it also features a new logo.
The Redmond software giant has announced the availability of iCloud Photos integration in the Photos app on Windows 11. The company is rolling out a new app version 2022.31100.9001.0 to Insiders in the Dev channel.
You may be familiar with the Unlocker freeware app that allows deleting files in use. The app is able to find what process is locking the file. The similar functionality now comes to PowerToys with a new "File Locksmith" utility.