- Last week, Build 25197 came to the Dev channel and brings back the tablet-optimized Taskbar
- This week, we got build 25201 with an expanded widgets view that’s almost full-screen and ISOs.
- Separately, Dev channel Insiders got two updates: the Calculator app is now ARM64 native, and the Media Player app got a new shortcut so you can edit the current video in Clipchamp.
- Builds 22621.598 and 22622.598 headed to the Beta channel earlier this week, removing the ability to uninstall apps with dependencies.
- Google kills Pixelbook as part of a cost-cutting measure. Should Microsoft kill Surface?
- Consider: Google needed to establish Chromebook as a viable laptop alternative. Microsoft did not.
- You can now register for Microsoft Ignite, which is happening October 12-14.
- You can now install .NET runtimes and SDKs using the Windows Package Manager
- The head of 343 Industries abruptly steps down. Coincidence?
- Sony chief: Microsoft lied about Activision Blizzard and Call of Duty
- Microsoft is experimenting with the Xbox Dashboard
- Discord voice chat is now available on Xbox consoles
- Goldeneye 007, the original console first-person shooter, is coming to Xbox Game Pass
Tips and picks
- Tip of the week: Remix your Teams ringtone
- App pick of the week: Voxel Doom
- Enterprise pick of the week: Azure Space: The family is expanding
- Enterprise pick No. 2 of the week: PatchTuesday.com
- Beer pick of the week: Grimm Festooning
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- Windows 11 Insider Build 25197 Brings Back Tablet-Optimized Taskbar
- Windows 11 Insider Build 25201 Brings Expanded Widgets Board
- Microsoft Releases New Windows 11 Insider Builds for the Beta Channel
- The End of Pixelbook?
- Microsoft Opens Registrations for its Ignite Conference on October 12-14
- .NET Comes to the Windows Package Manager
- Head of 343 Industries Steps Down
- Sony Says Microsoft Lied About its Activision Blizzard Concession
- Microsoft is Refreshing the Xbox Home Screen Once Again
- Discord Voice Chat is Now Available on Xbox Consoles
- Goldeneye 007 is Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass and Nintendo Switch
- Voxel Doom
- Voxel Doom Tested: id Software Classic Gets A Voxelised 3D Upgrade!
- Microsoft expands its Azure Space satellite-connectivity options