Microsoft announced Immersive Reader for PowerPoint for the web, OneDrive, and SharePoint Pages. Previously, Immersive Reader was available in Microsoft Edge and some Office apps. Now, users can access this great learning tool in other services from Microsoft as well.
Winget, a console package manager for Windows 10, has finally received the option to import the app list. The feature has landed in the preview version 0.2.10771, along with the support for validating the new v1.0 manifests.
The Thunderbird email app received a new stable version 78.9.0. It comes with bug fixes, and also includes patches for five security issues with high and moderate severity.
Microsoft haven't yet done with new features for Xbox this month. After releasing the March firmware update for Xbox One and Xbox Series, the company announced a major improvement to Microsoft Store on consoles. Now, users can check a list of supported languages for different games in the Microsoft Store for Xbox and the Xbox Game Pass app.
The Thunderbird email app is updated to version 78.8.1. This is a maintenance release that comes with general improvements and bugfixes. It doesn't include security fixes.
Although Microsoft is improving Windows Subsystem for Linux with almost every major Windows 10 update, some features are still not available in WSL. For example, users cannot utilize any biometric authentication inside Linux distros. This is where third-party developers step in. Takaya Saeki, a developer from Japan, came up with a nifty tool that enables Windows Hello biometric authentication to Linux running in WSL.
Microsoft has released a new Visual Studio Code version 1.54. February update is available with several improvements for those using this excellent free code editor from Microsoft.
Microsoft has released a new stable version of PowerToys. There is a ton of interesting improvements and fixes in this release. However, the Video Conference Mute Tool is postponed again. It is expected to come to the stable branch after brief testing in the experimental version 0.34. Now, let's look at the highlights in version 0.33.1.
WhatsApp is finally rolling out video and voice calls support to its desktop app for Windows. With the latest version installed, you can make and receive one-to-one calls. At this moment, there is no group calls support, but the Facebook-owned messenger promises to fix this inconvenience in the near future. Also, for some reason, WhatsApp on Mac does not support any kind of calls. The same applies to WhatsApp for Web.