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Microsoft has published details on how to migrate UWP Apps to Windows App SDK

Microsoft has published details on how developers can migrate existing UWP apps to the Windows App SDK (Project Reunion), which keeps the classic Win32 platform at the center of the corner. This can be useful if your app requires features and APIs that are not available in the UWP platform but are available in the Windows App SDK. Continue reading

Microsoft is working on a new Feedback Portal for Edge, Windows, and Microsoft 365

In 2016, Microsoft introduced Feedback Hub - a dedicated place where users can publish their thoughts, complaints, and ideas about Microsoft's products. The Software giant uses data from Feedback Hub to improve the quality of Windows and other software. For example, Microsoft recently responded to a post on Feedback Hub about memory leaks in File Explorer on Windows 11. It appears that the company is now working on a new platform to gather customers' feedback. Continue reading

Microsoft makes passwords optional for personal accounts

Microsoft has been pushing password-less experiences since 2015 when the company introduced Windows 10. The company offers Windows Hello as a better, more secure way to sign in into Windows, apps, and accounts. Also, Microsoft continuously tries to encourage users to opt for its Authenticator app for improved security. The main pitch is that regular passwords are insecure in the modern world and too easy to crack using various techniques. Also, many people tend to use a single password for many accounts, which further increases the risks of identity theft and data loss. Microsoft Authenticator and Windows Hello are safer, more reliable, and plain less annoying. Continue reading

Windows is now blocking potentially unwanted apps by default

Windows 10 May 2020 Update, also known as Windows 10 2004, introduced a new potentially unwanted app protection in Microsoft Defender. Microsoft kept that setting off by default, allowing users to decide whether to use it or not. Now Microsoft announced that it is enabling potentially unwanted app protection for Windows 10, Windows 11, and Microsoft Edge users. Continue reading

Windows 11 is already installed on 1% of all devices

AdDuplex has published a new stats regarding the usage share of various versions of Windows, which now also includes data on insider builds of Windows 11. Keep in mind that AdDuplex collects that data from 5000 applications using the AdDuplex SDK, so take it with a grain of salt. The actual numbers are probably slightly different, but the monthly reports from AdDuplex are the only data source to track the market share of Windows versions. Continue reading

Microsoft announced Windows 365 – a Cloud PC streaming service

Microsoft today announced the Windows 365 cloud service at the Inspire conference. It will allow business customers to create Cloud PCs running Windows 10 or Windows 11 (after its release). There, they can stream the OS to any device. In turn, users will be able to install any applications and features on Windows in the cloud and use them from anywhere with an Internet connection. Continue reading