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
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.
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.
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 made available a new experimental version of PowerToys. With release 0.48.1, the company has fixed an invalid hotkey focus issue, and included Video Conference Mute.
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, 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.
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.
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.
Visual Studio 2022, the next version of Microsoft's IDE, is coming in less than a month. Microsoft announced the upcoming release on the devblogs.microsoft.com website. Alongside revealing the launch date of Visual Studio 2022, Microsoft released the Visual Studio 2022 Release Candidate (RC) and Preview 5.