Windows news recap: 3D emojis are on the way, Windows 365 Cloud PC announced, and more

Jack Wilkinson

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Welcome back to our Windows news recap, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system.

Microsoft reveals its new 3D emojis coming to Windows and Teams later this year

Later this year, an updated set of emojis will begin rolling out across Windows and Microsoft’s other products. Microsoft has decided to move away from 2D emojis and instead focused on 3D emojis, with some even having animation.

Microsoft advises customers to disable Windows print spooler to safeguard against another new vulnerability

Yet another security flaw has been identified in the Windows Print Spooler service, resulting in Microsoft now advising customers to disable the service in order to safeguard their computers. A fix is being worked on but it’s not yet known when it will be available.

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Microsoft announces Windows 365 Cloud PC to offer Windows 10, 11 as a cloud service

After much expectation, Microsoft has finally announced Windows 365, a new service that brings Windows 10 and Windows 11 to the cloud, acting as a cloud-based PC. The service will stream the full Windows experience, including storing apps, data, and settings, acting just like a normal PC. The service is aimed at business use.

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New Microsoft Edge Dev build adds flag to enable visual changes for Windows 11

The latest Microsoft Edge Dev build has added the ability to enable visual changes for Windows 11, allowing you to make your web browsing experience look similar to how it will on Windows 11 once it releases (or not, if you’re testing driving it).

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That’s it for this week. We’ll be back next week with more Windows news.