New Outlook app is now available to Office Insiders in the Beta channel

Microsoft has released a new version of Outlook desktop app. The new Outlook for Windows is now available to Office Insiders on the Beta channel. This is an update to Outlook which is part the Office suite. It doesn't replace the preinstalled mail app in Windows 11. However, it is part of 'Project Monarch' that brings the unified Outlook experience across the Windows ecosystem.

Microsoft opened sources for the classic 3D Movie Maker app from 1995

Microsoft has open-sourced 3D Movie Maker, a program that allows kids to create movies. The app allows placing 3D characters and props in pre-configured environments, as well as adding sound effects, music and dialogue. The company released app's C++ sources under the MIT license.

Xbox May firmware update ads QoS for traffic and Stories on mobile

Microsoft has announced the release of the Xbox May Firmware Update. It is available for both the Xbox Series X and S and the entire Xbox One family. This update adds support for Quality of Service (QoS) traffic priorities. It will keep the network running efficiently under the load.

PowerToys 0.58 is here with ARM64 and core improvements

Microsoft just released a new stable version of PowerToys 0.58. It is focused on improving ARM64 compatibility, where it now runs natively. The legacy WebBrowser component is now ditched for the modern WebView 2. PowerToys is now built exclusively with .NET framework 6, and its Settings are now using WinUI 3.

Microsoft Teams desktop app may be coming to the Microsoft Store in May 2022

The Microsoft Teams desktop app could be available in the Microsoft Store as early as May 2022. This follows from the updated roadmap for Microsoft 365. As it is not an exact schedule, it can be adjusted back and forth. So there is a chance to see it in the Store even earlier.