Windows 11 build 22621.754 makes the Task Manager more accessible

Microsoft is rolling out a new update for Windows Insiders enrolled in the Release Preview channel, specifically those running Windows 11 version 22H2. Windows 11 build 22621.754 is now rolling out, and it brings a handful of improvements that have been available in different channels of the Insider program before. One of the most notable … Read more

Windows 11 build 25227 redesigns the Widgets panel

Microsoft is rolling out its weekly build of Windows 11 to Insiders enrolled in the Dev channel, and this time, we’re getting build 25227. This new build comes with a handful of noteworthy changes, though most of them aren’t necessarily ground- breaking. For starters, Microsoft has made some changes to the update management, particularly for … Read more

Windows 11 build 22000.1163 brings the Task Manager to the taskbar

In addition to rolling out the first major feature drop for Windows 11 version 22H2, Microsoft released a couple of cumulative updates for Windows Insiders last night. One of them is for those still running the original release of Windows 11, and the other is for anyone still on Windows 10. Windows 11 users are … Read more

Windows 11 build 22621.608 fixes numerous issues with version 22H2

Microsoft is rolling out a preview update to users running the newly-launched Windows 11 2022 Update (version 22H2). The update, labeled KB5017389, brings the OS build number up to 22621.608, and it brings along a slew of fixes to numerous issues users may have encountered with the initial release of the first major update for … Read more

Windows 11 Beta channel build 22623.730 brings tablet-optimized taskbar

Microsoft is rolling out two Windows 11 Beta Channel builds today. The first, build 22623.730 is for those who have new features turned on, and the second, build 22621.730 is for those with new features off by default. The highlight in this release for Windows Insider Beta channel testers with new features enabled is the … Read more

Windows 11 build 25211 brings the Task Manager back to the taskbar

Windows Insiders in the Dev channel are being treated to build 25211 of Windows 11 today, and it’s packing a few interesting changes. While it’s coming a little later than its usual Wednesday schedule, Insiders can now find this build through Windows Update, and there’s quite a bit that’s interesting here. For starters, Microsoft is … Read more

Windows 11 gets a tablet-optimized taskbar (again) with build 25197

Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 11 to Insiders enrolled in the Dev channel, as tends to happen every week. This time, we’re getting Windows 11 build 25197, and it’s arriving a day later than the usual Wednesday schedule because of the Labor Day holiday this past Monday. As per usual, this new … Read more

Windows 11 build 25193 gets Xbox subscription management in Settings

Although it’s coming a little later than usual, Microsoft is rolling out a new build of Windows 11 to Insiders in the Dev channel today, bringing the build number up to 25193. There isn’t a whole lot that’s new in this build, but the highlight is the addition of Xbox subscription management capabilities to the … Read more

Serverless is the New Timeshare

We have shared amnesia. When I speak to younger developers about past technologies, I often get blank stars. To be fair, some of that is because I’m a bit “intense” or “weird” but some of that is because. Huh? Really? Did we have that? Case in point XA transactions and 2PC (Two Phase Commit). We … Read more