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Microsoft releases PowerToys 0.29 with performance improvements and bug fixes - OnMSFT.com - December 30, 2020

Microsoft releases PowerToys 0.29 with performance improvements and bug fixes

Microsoft has rolled out a maintenance update for its PowerToys suite of tools, bumping it up to version 0.29. This release is entirely focused on performance improvements and bug fixes. As for the additions and improvements made in this release, there are plenty of bug fixes for the PowerToys Run, FancyZones, and Color Picker tools.

IoT enthusiasts can now create their own Mute button for Microsoft Teams - OnMSFT.com - December 30, 2020

IoT enthusiasts can now create their own Mute button for Microsoft Teams

A Microsoft employee has designed a physical Mute button for the Teams desktop client, which will enable users to quickly mute/unmute themselves during meetings. Spotted by WalkingCat, Jennifer Fox, a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, has published a handy guide to help users get a mute button up and running for their next meeting.

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Microsoft Edge Canary gets a new toolbar experience

Microsoft has started testing a new toolbar experience in its Edge browser that lets users manage Collections while browsing the web. The feature has been spotted in the latest Canary builds of Edge, and it’s gradually rolling out to all Canary users.

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Microsoft Teams is getting a new History Menu in February

The desktop version of Microsoft Teams is about to receive a new History menu, which will allow users to easily navigate back and forth between frequently visited sections of the platform. The Microsoft 365 Roadmap entry indicates that the feature is expected to launch in February 2021.