Microsoft introduced the current emoji in Windows, Office, and other products about 10 years ago. They are made in 2D style, which perfectly fit into the concept of the Metro interface that the company was implementing at that time. But since then, a lot of time has passed, Metro was replaced by Fluent Design, so the company is now updating emoticons.
Microsoft just announced a new version of Windows Terminal Preview 1.10. Here's a quick overview of new features.
Every Windows 10 release (Windows 11 will join the party later this year) has a dedicated Health Dashboard section in the official documentation from Microsoft. There, the Software giant keeps track of all known bugs and possible workarounds. If something goes wrong in your system, go to Windows Health Dashboard first. Besides tracking bugs and instabilities, Microsoft uses Windows Health Dashboard to announce status changes, warn users about the upcoming end of support, forced updates, etc.
Following the release of the first public Windows 11 build, Microsoft is now rolling out a new PowerTools version. Build 0.41.2 is notable for including a new tool, Awake, that prevents your PC from going into sleep mode without disabling it.
PowerToys, a set of advanced tools for Windows power-users, is getting a new utility to keep your computer from entering sleep mode. PowerTools Awake, formerly known as Espresso, will come as a part of release 0.39. Microsoft initially planned to ship version 0.39 in May 2021 but had to postpone it.
Microsoft today announced the first preview of Visual Studio 2022. As the software is now 64-bit, the company's intent is to test the functionality and ability of Visual Studio to use all system resources, which is especially important when working with complex projects.
According to today's official announcement, Microsoft makes available PowerShell 7 updates on Windows Update for Windows 10 and Windows Server. This new feature is already available for PowerShell 7.2 preview releases.
Last week, Microsoft officially announced the final version of Windows Package Manager, also known as Winget. First introduced at Build 2020, Winget is now publicly available as version 1.0 on all supported Windows 10 versions. Also, the software giant plans to make Winget part of Windows 10 soon.
The Thunderbird email app reached version 78.11.0 in the stable branch. It is a maintenance release with a list of fixes. There are no new features in this version.
Microsoft has released the first stable version of the Windows Package Manager for Windows 10 (aka Winget). Like package managers on other platforms e.g. on Linux, Winget makes it easy to install, update, and remove programs from a repository. This tool will be especially useful for IT professionals who manage a large number of PCs as it saves their time on software deployment.