Microsoft Rolls out new Windows 11 Build with Updated In-Box Apps
Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 11 and with this release, the company is pushing out updates for many of the in-box apps. Updated with this release are the Snipping Tool, Calculator, Mail, and Calendar.
There are actually two releases today, one for the beta channel and the other for the dev channel. If you are on the beta ring, you will now see the new Teams app and if you are on the dev channel, you will see the updated apps below.
The snipping tool now has a new visual design, updated settings pane, honors your Windows theme (light or dark), and has new editing tools as well.
Calculator now matches the theme of Windows 11 and also has been re-written in C#. If you would like to help build calculator, there is a repo on GitHub.
Passwords Haven’t Disappeared Yet
123456. Qwerty. Iloveyou. No, these are not exercises for people who are brand new to typing. Shockingly, they are among the most common passwords that end users choose in 2021. Research has found that the average business user must manually type out, or copy/paste, the credentials to 154 websites per month. We repeatedly got one question that surprised us: “Why would I ever trust a third party with control of my network?
Mail and Calendar have also been slightly refreshed and now match the style of Windows 11.
You can download the update now if you are part of the Windows Insider program.