Windows 11 will unpack RAR/7z files staring this Fall, will create such archives in 2024

Microsoft has shed some light on the upcoming advanced archive format support in Windows 11. At Build 2023, the company announced native support for several popular compressed file formats, including RAR, 7zip, and TAR. Although the company has now specified the time of the feature's release to users.

Windows 11 Beta Build 22631.1825 will show the full amount of OneDrive capacity

Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.1825 and Build 22631.1825 (KB5026440) to the Beta Channel. This time both builds share the changelog, which comes mostly with fixes. The only change is the Settings app that is now able to display the full amount of storage capacity of all your OneDrive subscriptions.

Windows 11 Build 25375 (Canary) adds support for Microsoft Endpoint DLP on ARM

Microsoft has released a new build for insiders running Windows 11 in the Canary channel. The changelog is very compact and doesn't highlight many changes. Microsoft Endpoint DLP support in Windows on ARM (ARM64) builds is the key feature of this release.

Windows 11 build 23466 showcases AI-powered depth effects for wallpapers

As you may remember, Microsoft is working on Depth effects for desktop backgrounds. As discovered earlier, when the feature is enabled, Windows will generate a stack of layers from your desktop background. The layers will shift accordingly based on accelerometer/mouse data. Windows 11 build 23466 is the first build to demonstrate these effects in actions.

Windows 11 Build 23466: Enable taskbar labels, new File Explorer, and more

The latest Dev channel release, Windows 11 Build 23466, comes with plenty of hidden features. With little effort, you can enable taskbar button ungrouping and labels, new File Explorer design, suggestions to disable notifications for select apps, and even the ability to get rid of the Chat app. While some features have been announced in the official change log, Microsoft rolls out most of them gradually. So there is a high chance that they remain hidden for you.

Windows 11 Build 23466 (Dev) allows ungrouping taskbar buttons, backup your apps, updates emoji, and more

Dev channel insiders are receiving Windows 11 Build 23466 that comes with a huge number of changes. There are the earlier announced Dev Drive feature, the ability to ungroup taskbar buttons and show their labels, the ability to backup and restore your Store apps to the cloud, and tons of other changes.

Microsoft has officially released the Moment 3 update for Windows 11

Microsoft has released an optional cumulative update KB5026446 (OS Build 22621.1778) for Windows 11 version 22H2 that brings with it several new features and changes. Being part of the Moment series, it ships new features without users having to upgrade to a full pledged release. This is the second such update in 2023.

May 2023 optional Preview updates for Windows 11/10 are available

Microsoft has released optional Preview updates for Windows 11 and Windows 10. For Windows 10, the only supported version is Windows 11 22H2, as older releases no longer receive optional updates. Only cumulative monthly security updates (known as the "B" or Update Tuesday release) will continue for Windows 10 versions 20H2 and 21H2.

Microsoft has officially announced native RGB lighting support in Windows 11

Earlier, we reported that Microsoft is working on native RGB lighting support for devices like monitors, mice and keyboards. The feature was first spotted in Dev Channel Build 25295. At Build 2023, Microsoft revealed this feature officially.

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