PowerToys v0.12 now available

We’ve just released our 0.12 release of PowerToys on GitHub. We’ve gotten tons of great feedback and suggestions from the community and want to directly say thank you to everyone. For those who haven’t heard of PowerToys before, it’s a set of utilities for power users to tune and streamline their Windows experience for greater productivity. Inspired by the Windows 95….

Optimize Windows 10 PC reset using the cloud

EDITOR’S NOTE: I am publishing this article on behalf of Aaron Lower. Aaron is a Program Manager on the Core OS and Intelligent Edge (COSINE) Fundamentals team at Microsoft. His team focuses on the underlying technologies and platforms that are used to install and reinstall (or recover) Windows. Today, I’m excited to share more details on the ability to reset a….

Announcing the first preview and code release of PowerToys

Editorial Note: I am publishing this on behalf of the Dev Platform Team.  PowerToys is a set of utilities for power users to tune and streamline their Windows experience for greater productivity. Inspired by the Windows 95 era PowerToys project, this reboot provides power users with utilities to squeeze more out of the Windows 10 shell and customize it for their….

Sticky Notes v3.7 now available on Windows 10 version 1803 and higher

[UPDATE 8/7] We’re very pleased to announce that today, Sticky Notes 3.7 is now available to everyone on Windows 10 version 1803 and higher! Sticky Notes v3.7 is rolling out to those of you in the Fast ring! Sticky Notes v3.7 includes these changes: Ink Analysis is back! There was a bad bug preventing you from getting ink insights and handwriting….

New Microsoft Paint accessibility features

Note from Brandon: I am publishing this on behalf of the team responsible for MSPaint.  We know that Microsoft Paint (MSPaint) is well-loved by customers, and we’re pleased to announce new accessibility features coming with the release of the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. We’ve introduced the keyboard as a primary input mechanism. Microsoft Paint is already fully functional with….

Check your Windows Insider Program settings to move off Skip Ahead

With the Windows 10 May 2019 Update being shared to the Release Preview ring soon (see this blog post for details), we’re planning to move Windows Insiders in the Fast ring forward to 20H1. We will also be merging the small group of Insiders who opted into Skip Ahead back into the Fast ring. We are looking to make this….

Sticky Notes v3.6 now available on Windows 10 version 1803 and higher

[UPDATE 5/13] We’re very pleased to announce that today, Sticky Notes 3.6 is now available to everyone on Windows 10 version 1803 and higher! Sticky Notes 3.6 introduces images in notes and multi-desktop support! [UPDATE 3/27] Sticky Notes v3.6 has been released to the Windows App Preview Program. Sticky Notes v3.6 is rolling out to those of you in Skip Ahead and….

New features for the New Year

We were busy over this past holiday season working with amazing teams across Microsoft to bring Windows Insiders new features to ring in 2019! Sticky Notes Thanks again to everyone who was able to attend our November webcast with the Sticky Notes team. Your enthusiasm and ideas continue to inspire the team to improve Sticky Notes. As a recap, we….

Sticky Notes 3.1 now available on version 1803 and higher

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been testing an update to Sticky Notes in Skip Ahead. Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re rolling out that major update to everyone on Windows version 1803 and higher! A few highlights in this version include: We tested the waters with the Charcoal Note, and you all seemed excited to go even darker!….

Feedback Hub introduces severity of issues

Today, we’ve turned on a new feature in the Feedback Hub. You can now tell us how an issue is impacting your experience when filing new feedback. We believe this will let us better track the most serious issues, even when feedback volume is low. To get this to customers as quickly as possible, we’ve enabled this feature in English only….