Microsoft launches web version of Visual Studio Code

On the Visual Studio Code website, Microsoft announced a web version of the Visual Studio Code IDE. Now users can access a lightweight version of a popular code editor without the need to download and install additional applications on their computers. To get started with Visual Studio Code for Web, navigate to vscode.dev in your preferred browser. Open a folder with your project and start coding. Microsoft does not even require a Microsoft Account to access vscode.dev.

Windows Terminal Preview 1.12 is out, can be set as your default console

Microsoft today released a new preview version of Windows Terminal 1.12. The new update brought with it some very useful features. For instance, You can now set the stable version of Windows Terminal as the default terminal in Windows 11, including Insider Preview builds from the Dev channel.

PowerToys is getting a new cursor finding feature

Microsoft recently released a new experimental (beta) version of PowerToys. Release 0.48.1 adds a tool that allows users to mute a microphone and disable a webcam with a single keystroke. Before shipping the new utility in the stable channel (Video Conference Mute is still a public preview), Microsoft is already working on a new tool to expand the default feature set in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

VirtualBox 6.1.28 gets improved Windows 11 support, still no TPM

Last month, a post on the VirtualBox website revealed Oracle's plans to add a TPM passthrough driver for virtual machines. Such a change would make VirtualBox-based Windows 11 installation compatible with Microsoft's hardware requirements. Unfortunately, VirtualBox users still wait for Oracle to deliver the promised update. Meanwhile, the company released VirtualBox version 6.1.28 with various changes, including improved Windows 11 support.

Microsoft Authenticator now supports credit cards and addresses autofill

In a blog post on the official Windows Blogs website, Microsoft announced a major update for Microsoft Authenticator. The latest version of the app brings credit cards and addresses sync, allowing you to store your payments data in a single secure place and roam across all your devices, even with different operating systems. Besides syncing capabilities, keeping credit cards and addresses in Microsoft Authenticator lets you autofill that data in apps and websites on your computer and mobile devices.

Parallels Desktop now supports vTPM for Windows 11 on Macs

Parallels, the company behind a popular virtualization service, Parallels Desktop, released version 17.1 with important improvements for those who want to run Windows 11 on Intel or M1-based Macbooks. With the latest update, Parallels Desktop received support for Virtual Trusted Platform Module (vTPM), allowing users to install Windows 11 on a virtual machine that meets Microsoft's hardware requirements.

Sysinternals apps are now available on the Microsoft Store

After publishing the PowerToys app in the Microsoft Store for Windows 11, Microsoft brought another set of utilities to its store. This time, users can download the Sysinternals suite as a single application from the Microsoft Store on Windows 11. Also, you can install Sysinternals on Windows 11 using Windows Package Manager or winget.

Adobe released a browser extension for editing PDF files

These days, almost every web browser has a built-in PDF viewer to cover the basic PDF needs of an average user. But if your workflow requires more features than a simple viewer can offer, you need external third-party apps for creating, converting, viewing, and editing PDF files. Adobe has just made things a bit easier for such users by releasing an updated Adobe Acrobat extension for Chromium-based browsers. The extension now offers PDF editing tools, allowing users to edit PDF files directly in a browser without purchasing additional software.