Along with cumulative updates, Microsoft today released a new PowerToys 0.77 version. It adds a new utility called "Command Not Found" that tracks the commands you type, and can recommend you to install the appropriate software that provides the command if it is missing in your OS. For example, if you type "vim", it will suggest you to get one of the Vim ports available in WinGet (if none is installed). This currently works only in PowerShell 7.4.
Broadcom has made changes to the process for VMware partners to enter service agreements. Partners are no longer able to do so directly through the partner portal and will instead be served by Broadcom. The portal currently has 2,000 registered accounts, and any attempts by partners to register transactions with VMware will be rejected. Continue reading "Broadcom has revised licensing terms for VMware partners"
Microsoft has finally released its Copilot app for iOS and iPadOS, following the release of the Android version. This app, which is similar to the ChatGPT mobile app, provides access to Microsoft Copilot (formerly Bing Chat) as well as the DALL-E 3 AI model for creating images. Continue reading "Microsoft Copilot app released for iOS and iPadOS"
Starting from January 1, 2024, Steam, an online platform for purchasing computer games, will no longer support Windows 7 and Windows 8 systems. The majority of Windows users have already upgraded to either Windows 10 or Windows 11, with almost 95% of Windows desktop users using one of these two versions, according to StatCounter. Steam's own data indicates that as of November 2023, the number of users on Windows 10 and Windows 11 is 98.98%. Continue reading "Reminder: Next week Steam drops support for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1"
Microsoft and auto technology company TomTom are joining forces to add AI voice assistants into vehicle information systems. TomTom has recently developed its own generative AI voice assistant specifically designed for cars. This voice assistant will be powered by Microsoft Azure OpenAI service. Continue reading "Microsoft and TomTom are working on voice AI assistants for cars"
Microsoft has swapped out Bing's own speed test feature with the Ookla Speedtest widget. This widget enables users to measure their download speed, upload speed, and connection latency. Continue reading "Microsoft has integrated Speedtest by Ookla into Bing"
Microsoft and Suno have teamed up to bring artificial intelligence music creation to the masses. Through their partnership, Microsoft Copilot now features a tool to create songs from text prompts, powered by Suno's AI algorithms. Continue reading "Suno’s Copilot plugin can create songs and music on demand"
Microsoft has introduced a new feature in Visual Studio Preview projects, allowing developers to use AI-powered smart renaming with the GitHub Copilot Chat extension. This option allows developers to choose new names for variables, methods, and classes from suggested lists provided by Copilot Chat, based on their coding style. Continue reading "AI-powered rename suggestions are coming to Visual Studio"
Researchers at the Chinese security firm QiAnXin identified a malicious installer posing as the Russian version of the 7Zip software available on the official Microsoft App Store. Despite it being uploaded in January 2023, the app was only removed by Microsoft after a series of complaints. Continue reading "Fake Russian version of 7-zip in Microsoft Store distributed malware"
Microsoft has introduced a new feature called School Connection to the Microsoft Teams For Education app on mobile devices. This feature allows parents and guardians to track their children's progress in school. Continue reading "Microsoft introduced School Connection for Microsoft Teams Education"