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Announcing Rust for Windows v0.9

2021-05-07 KENNETH 0

Announcing Rust for Windows v0.9 Rust for Windows v0.9 has recently been released and includes full consumption support, along with several other updates! With completed consumption support, you can now call any Windows APIs (past, present, and future) using the Rust language projection. Rust developers have access to the entire Windows API surface in a language-idiomatic way, allowing them to easily take advantage of the power and breadth of Windows development.  Along with this latest release, we have added new content to Microsoft Docs on developing with Rust on Windows. There is also a new Getting Started video for those who want to dive in! For more information on the project, check out the Rust for Windows Github repo. Updates and Improvements We have made great progress since last year’s Rust/WinRT public preview announcement, with continued improvements and investment in the project. Some [ more… ]

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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21376

2021-05-07 KENNETH 0

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21376 Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21376 to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. What’s new in Build 21376 Updated Segoe UI font We are introducing Segoe UI Variable which includes an optical axis so that font outlines can scale seamlessly from small to larger display sizes. Segoe UI Variable is a refreshed take on the classic Segoe, now with improved legibility at small sizes, and much improved outlines at display sizes. Historically, fonts for printing small text were designed differently than fonts designed for large display text. Segoe UI was originally designed to work at 9pt, which makes it a great font for that size, but limits expression at large sizes and lacks legibility at even smaller sizes. Segoe UI Variable solves this by using a [ more… ]

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Making security easy for you and your family

2021-05-06 KENNETH 0

Making security easy for you and your family Microsoft has created a comprehensive set of security measures across its products and services to help keep you and your family safer. These features, outlined in a new post on the Windows Resource Center, are meant to be easy to use and fit your lifestyle. Find out how to use Windows Hello to log on to your device without needing to remember a password – just sign in with your face. Use OneDrive to protect your files even if you lose your device or if it gets hacked. And with the new Kids Mode in Microsoft Edge, protect your children from places on the internet you don’t want them exposed to. Head over to the blog post to find out more. Source: Making security easy for you and your family

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Xbox connects people to help through Crisis Text Line

2021-05-04 KENNETH 0

Xbox connects people to help through Crisis Text Line Every day, people come to Xbox to play, have fun, relax and for self-care to reduce stress. Sometimes, they need someone to take them from a “hot” moment to a calmer state. Thanks to Xbox’s partnership with Crisis Text Line, they can reach out to a mental health resource, if they need it. Every month, Xbox refers people to this nonprofit organization, which provides free, text-based 24/7 support, connecting those in need to a network that includes more than 27,000 trained, volunteer crisis counselors throughout the U.S. “You could think of us as a mental health emergency room,” says Dena Trujillo, interim chief executive officer at Crisis Text Line and a board member for about six years. Their crisis counselors have had 5 million conversations with people since the service launched [ more… ]

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21370

2021-04-30 KENNETH 0

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21370 Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21370 to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. What’s new in Build 21370 Improving the Bluetooth audio experience Over the past several months, we have been adding new features to make Bluetooth audio streaming easier, better, and more performant. Unified audio endpoint: No more clicking through multiple audio endpoints to make your Bluetooth headset’s voice and mic work properly. We now only expose one audio endpoint in the UI and will switch to the correct one automatically for you for a seamless experience. Listening to Spotify and then have to hop onto a Teams call? You can also now directly control the volume of your headset. Support for AAC codec: Enjoy premium audio streaming quality wirelessly on your Bluetooth headphones and [ more… ]