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Alexa Carlin Takes On Her Health Challenges, Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities

Like a lot of people in their senior year of college, Alexa Carlin had a lot to look forward to. In January 2013, the South Florida native was set to graduate from the University of Florida in a few months, then start her dream job in New York that s
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Releasing Windows 10 Build 19044.1806 To Release Preview Channel

Hello Windows Insiders, we have released Windows 10 21H2 Build 19044.1806 (KB5014666) to the Release Preview Channel for those Insiders who are on Windows 10.
This update includes the following improvements:

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Welcome To The Best Browser For Gamers

New gaming features in Microsoft Edge, the best browser for gamers
Did you know there are more than 3 billion gamers in the world? That is almost half of the population on the entire planet! This global community of people share a p
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Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25145

Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25145 to the Dev Channel.
TL;DR

This build includes a few new features rolling out including an update for Narrator

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New Windows 11 Laptops Are Coming From VAIO And Gateway

VAIO – a familiar name and brand to some – is expanding its FE series of laptops in North America to include Windows 11 PCs aimed at multitaskers looking for all-in-one devices for work, creation, gaming and entertainment. With 12th Ge
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Download Minecraft’s Free The Mangrove Restoration Project Map

Now you can restore a mangrove forest in Minecraft. Using your new seed-scatter-cannon you can plant mangrove trees instantly. The more you plant, the lower the CO2 levels will be.
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WSL 2 Distros Are Now Supported On Windows Server

WSL 2 distros are now supported on Windows Server

You can now use Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) 2 type distros on Windows Server 2022! We’re excited to make this change so that now you can have the same modern WSL experience whether you use a Windows with Server or Desktop SKU.
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Forza Horizon 5 Series 9 Now Available To Download

Forza Horizon 5 Series 9 is now available to download on Windows, Xbox and Steam.
Starting with Series 9, a new Forza EV Monthly Rivals event will be open to drivers to set their best l
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Windows Terminal Preview 1.14 Release

It’s Microsoft Build! We have a Windows Terminal Preview release for you focused on fixing bugs and improving quality. This release also migrates Windows Terminal to version 1.13, which contains the new features defined in this previous blog post. As always,
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Case Study: How Many Colors Are Too Many Colors For Windows Terminal?

A group of users were trying to implement a simple, terminal-based video game and found the performance under Windows Terminal to be entirely unsuitable for such a task. The performance issue can be replicated by repeatedly drawing a “rainbow” and measuring how many frames per second (FPS) we can achieve.
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Windows Package Manager 1.2

We’ve been busy improving the Windows Package Manager. Today I have the pleasure of announcing the availability of Windows Package Manager 1.2. It has been released to the Microsoft Store as an automatic update to the “App Installer” this morning. If you’re running Windows 10 (1809+) or Windows 11 you may already have it.
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Windows Terminal Preview 1.13 Release

Welcome to the first Windows Terminal release of 2022! This release will add the new features below to Windows Terminal Preview 1.13 and migrate Windows Terminal to version 1.12, which includes all of the features from this previous blog post. The Windows Terminal 1.12 build will be released through the Windows Insider Program before being delivered to retail versions of Windows.
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Windows Wednesday

Hey everyone! We have an exciting new web show planned to launch next year called Windows Wednesday that we’d love to tell you more about. 🙂
What is Windows Wednesday?

Windows Wednesday is a weekly 30-minute live web show where we’ll talk about anything related to Windows.
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Windows Terminal As Your Default Command Line Experience

Hey Windows Terminal fans! This month we are delivering a servicing release and the next feature release is scheduled for January, so we figured we’d write a blog post discussing Windows Terminal as the default command line experience on Windows and what our future plans are.
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Connecting USB Devices To WSL

I’m a software engineer building tooling for Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code to support C++ embedded device development. These physical devices typically connect to a computer over USB, but we discovered we couldn’t use WSL to test our tools on Linux because it does not support USB.
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OneAPI/L0, OpenVINO And OpenCL Coming To The Windows Subsystem For Linux For Intel GPUs

We are happy to announce, that in partnership with Intel, we are bringing support for hardware accelerated OneAPI/L0, OpenVINO and OpenCL on Intel GPUs to the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).

Support for these APIs in WSL further increases the choices of compute APIs available to developers and ensures the best performance and functionality can be achieved on Intel GPU platforms.
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Windows Terminal Preview 1.12 Release

Windows Terminal Preview 1.12 is here and it’s HUGE! This release adds the new features below to Windows Terminal Preview 1.12 and adds the features from this previous blog post to Windows Terminal 1.11. Windows Terminal 1.11 will also be receiving the Defaults page in the settings UI along with the default terminal functionality.
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