Microsoft at Build 2021 announced an upcoming release of Microsoft Edge, version 91, which will include several new features designed to improve the browser performance on low-end devices. Specifically, these features include Sleeping Tabs and Startup Boost to keep Microsoft Edge fast and responsive.
Microsoft has been largely silent about its plans for Windows this year, although some information is still leaking online. For example, we've known for quite some time that Microsoft is working on a major update to the Windows user interface, codenamed Sun Valley. For its announcement, the company is preparing a special event, which should take place in the coming weeks.
As part of Build 2021, Microsoft announced the public availability of support for Linux GUI applications on the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2) second generation. You may remember the official announcement of this feature some months ago and until now has been available as a preview.
Microsoft at the Build 2021 conference today announced a preview version of Project Reunion 0.8. You may be aware of this platform which is designed not only to unite the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and Win32, but also to separate the APIs from the operating system, so that they will no longer require an up-to-date version of Windows to use them.
This year's Developers Conference, Microsoft Build 2021, starts just in an hour. Like last year, the event will only be held in the virtual format due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Here's how you can watch its sessions for free of charge. Only a quick online registration on the official website is required. The conference will be held from 25 to 27 May.