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Microsoft Build was bad for Windows fans, and the company needs to do better

Microsoft held its annual Build developer conference this week. Once again, it was a virtual event, as the Redmond firm announced last year that all of its events would be virtual until at least July 2021. Sadly though, it just wasn't a good show, especially if you're a Windows fan. I know what you're thinking. I...

Microsoft releases Windows Terminal Preview 1.9 with new Quake feature

Windows Terminal is a product that was announced at Build two years ago, and hit general availability at Build last year. It's only natural that there are some new features to share for the application in Build 2021 with Windows Terminal 1.9. Microsoft is releasing the preview version of the update today. The most notable new...

Microsoft Project Reunion 0.8 now in preview with ARM64 support

Last year, Microsoft announced Project Reunion as a bridge between Win32 and UWP. When Windows 10 was first introduced, the company showed the Universal Windows Platform of the future of everything. It was a way to build one app that could run on PCs, phones, and everything in-between like mixed reality and even Xbox. It...

Microsoft Teams gets a ton of new features at Build 2021

Microsoft Teams isn't just a Slack competitor. It's a complete platform that's designed for collaboration. It's not surprising that when Microsoft holds its Build developer conference, there's a ton of Teams news that goes along with it. First up is new tools for developers to create collaboration solutions within Microsoft Teams. Shared stage integration lets developers...

Microsoft Edge is getting a bunch of new features this week at Build

Microsoft's Build 2021 developer conference starts this week. As usual, the big news drop comes right at the start of the show, so you can dig into the announcements in sessions later. As you'd expect, there's a lot that's new for Microsoft Edge at Build, including new features for web developers. If you're just looking for...

Qualcomm has a Snapdragon Developer Kit to test Windows apps

Qualcomm announced its Snapdragon 7c Gen 2 chipset today. Specifically, it's aimed at entry-level laptops, just like its predecessor was. However, the company is introducing the Snapdragon Developer Kit for Windows, which includes the new SoC. The idea is to give app developers an inexpensive way to test out their native ARM64 apps. While the amount...

Microsoft Build 2021 set for May 25-27; registration is now open

Today, Microsoft opened up registration for its Build 2021 developer conference. It also confirmed the dates, which are from May 25 through May 27. Once again, the event will be all-virtual, as the Redmond firm promised to only do virtual events through July of this year. That also means that it will be free for...