PowerToys 0.81 include a new AI-powered Advanced Paste feature

The new update of the PowerToys utility for Windows (version 0.81) introduced the Advanced Paste function, which allows you to quickly convert the contents of the clipboard using artificial intelligence. For example, developers will be able to copy source code in one language and paste it at the desired location in another language.

Microsoft recommends WinUI 3 and WPF for building Windows apps

Starting today, Microsoft is holding its Build 2024 event. The company is revealing a lot of information about devices and future of Windows and related development. On the first day of the event, the Redmond software giant claimed that it now recommends the Windows App SDK (along with WinUI 3) and WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) for building UI apps for Windows.

Microsoft will launch the Xbox mobile games store in July 2024

The Xbox mobile game store will begin operating in July of this year, Xbox President Sarah Bond said at the Bloomberg Technology Summit event. Instead of creating an app, the company is working on a web version of the store. It will be available on all platforms, regardless of the current policies of Apple and Google. The dedicated apps have the lower priority for Microsoft.

Microsoft has updated its Cascadia Code font with a new Nerd Font variant

Microsoft has refreshed its open-source Cascadia Code monospace fonts for use in terminal emulators and code editors, unveiling new versions known as Cascadia Code NF and Cascadia Mono NF (Nerd Font) featuring additional glyphs inspired by the Nerd Fonts initiative.

Microsoft Store now offers links to direct app installers

Microsoft's Rudy Huyn has announced a huge change that comes to the web version of Microsoft Store. It will now offer direct links to lightweight online installers instead of launching the Store app when installing an app.  The online installers are small executable files that will run much faster and consume less resources than the full-featured Store.

PowerToys 0.80 adds WebP/WebM support to Peek, allows pre-configured setup with winget

PowerToys 0.80 is another release of the famous app suite developer by Microsoft. It is a major update to the software that brings with it a number of new features. The Peek, a tool that supports quickly previewing the files from within the Explorer, can now handle WebP and WebM formats. Also, you can now use winget to install PowerToys preconfigured. It now supports an ultimate set of options for desired state configuration, that you can use to specify what feature to enable or disable in each and every tool, along with base installer options.

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