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Participate in the Developer Economics Survey – Windows Developer Blog

The Developer Economics Q2 2020 Survey is now open! Every year more than 30,000 developers around the world participate in this survey. Take the survey now to share your experience as a developer and your perspective on the future of the software industry. Want more information? Read our answers to the questions below!
Is this survey for me?
The survey is for all developers, whether you’re a professional, a hobbyist, or a student; building front-end, back-end, or full stack; working on desktop, web, gaming, cloud, mobile, IoT, AR/VR, machine learning, or data science.
Each year over 30,000 devs spread across 165 countries share what’s next for software developers in terms of programming languages, tools, technology adoption and preference, support, and more.
While this is a chance to tell us what you’re excited about and current challenges you’re facing, we also want you to help shape future trends on Web, Mobile, Desktop, Cloud, Industrial IoT & Consumer Electronics, AR/VR, Apps/extensions for 3rd party ecosystems, Games, Machine Learning & AI, and Data Science!
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This is an independent survey from SlashData, an analyst firm in the developer economy that tracks global software developer trends. We’re interested in seeing the reports that come from this survey, and we want to ensure the broadest developer audience participates.
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Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20185 | Windows Experience Blog

Hello Windows Insiders, today we’re releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20185 to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.

Improving DNS configuration in Settings
We’re making a few changes to the Network section in Settings:
Making DNS settings more easily accessible: Editing your DNS server assignment is now a top-level option when you go into your network’s properties page.
Encrypted DNS controls in the Settings app: Encrypted DNS (DNS over HTTPS, or DoH) can help increase privacy and security while browsing the web. You can now configure DoH directly in the Settings app to more easily take advantage of this feature:
For ethernet connections: Go to Settings > Network & Internet > Status. Click Properties, then select Edit IP assignment or Edit DNS server assignment and it will be available in the popup
For Wi-Fi connections: Go to Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi. Click the adapter properties link, then select Edit IP assignment or Edit DNS server assignment and it will be available in the popup. Currently you will not see the encryption options if you go to the individual network’s property page

You can add any IP address listed here to unlock the DoH dropdown and choose to use encryption. Once encryption is enabled, you can confirm it’s working by looking at the applied DNS servers in the network properties and see them labeled as “(Encrypted)” servers. If you want to try a custom DoH server we don’t recognize yet, you can configure an IP address to be recognized as a DoH server by using the netsh command documented here at the end of the blog post.

As always, appreciate your feedback!
New ADMX Backed Policies for MDM
Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20175, we have enabled 647 new MDM policies across 56 ADMX files to enable commercial customers to configure policies that are also supported through Group Policies. Contains ADMX based Policies such as App Compat, Event Forwarding, Servicing and Task Scheduler. These new policies can be configured using Intune custom profile. Intune UX is planned to be available later this year.
ADMX file name:
AddRemovePrograms.admx
AppCompat.admx
AuditSettings.admx
CipherSuiteOrder.admx
COM.admx
Cpls.admx
CtrlAltDel.admx
DigitalLocker.admx
DnsClient.admx
DWM.admx
EncryptFilesonMove.admx
EventForwarding.admx
FileServerVSSProvider.admx
FileSys.admx
FolderRedirection.admx
Help.admx
HelpAndSupport.admx
kdc.admx
LanmanServer.admx
LinkLayerTopologyDiscovery.admx
MMC.admx
MMCSnapins.admx
MSAPolicy.admx
nca.admx
NCSI.admx
Netlogon.admx
OfflineFiles.admx
PeerToPeerCaching.admx
PerformanceDiagnostics.admx
PreviousVersions.admx
QOS.admx
Reliability.admx
Scripts.admx
sdiageng.admx
Securitycenter.admx
Servicing.admx
Setup.admx
SharedFolders.admx
Sharing.admx
Shell-CommandPrompt-RegEditTools.admx
Smartcard.admx
Snmp.admx
TaskScheduler.admxtcpip.admx
Thumbnails.admx
TPM.admx
UserExperienceVirtualization.admx
W32Time.admx
WinCal.admx
WindowsAnytimeUpgrade.admx
WindowsConnectNow.admx
WindowsMediaDRM.admx
WindowsMediaPlayer.admx
WindowsMessenger.admx
WinInit.admx

Introducing Your Phone Apps – access your Android phone’s apps directly from your PC
UPDATE: The apps experience in Your Phone is gradually rolling out only to Windows Insiders on a PC that is configured to be in the Dev, Beta, or Release Preview Channels and is a server-side change that takes time propagate out. Please see the feature requirements below including list of supported phones and well as this FAQ here on Microsoft Answers.
The Your Phone app continues to evolve. We are happy to announce another exciting feature, a seamless continuation of our vision and promise to help you be more productive and keep you in your flow. Tap into the power of Your Phone app with Link to Windows integration on select Samsung devices to instantly access your phone’s mobile apps directly from your Windows 10 PC. There’s no need to install, sign-in or set up your apps on your PC, saving you time and hassle. You can conveniently pin your favorite mobile apps to your Taskbar or Start menu on your PC for quick and easy access. When you launch an app, it opens in a separate window outside of the Your Phone app enabling you to multitask. So, whether you need to quickly reply to a conversation, respond to your social posts, or order food, you can do it fast using your PC’s large screen, keyboard, mouse, pen and touch screen alongside your other PC apps!

And we are not stopping here. Later in the year, Samsung Galaxy Note20 users will experience the power and convenience of running multiple apps side by side and we will continue to work with Samsung to bring this feature to additional devices. Apps will launch in separate windows enabling you to interact with multiple apps at the same time. So, whether you are working on a document, keeping up on your social media feed or simply staying connected with family and friends, everything is accessible in one place, so your flow is never broken.
Starting today, Android phones supporting Your Phone app’s Phone screen feature will be able to preview the Apps feature. See list of supported devices here. The ability to run multiple apps simultaneously is currently not available and will be introduced later this year. Give this feature a try and provide us with your valuable feedback as we continue to test, learn, and improve the overall experience. You can provide feedback within the Your Phone app under Settings -> Send Feedback.
Key Features:
See a list of your installed Android apps directly within the Your Phone app.
Add your frequently used apps to the favorites section or search among your apps for even quicker access.
Launch any mobile app directly from your PC.
Apps and your mirrored phone screen launch in a separate window on your PC.
Pin your mobile apps to Windows Task bar or Start menu.
Stay in the know by keeping an eye on the app notification badging (unread notifications) in the All apps list or your Favorites.

Apps feature requirements:
PC running Windows 10 October 2018 Update or later. However, we always recommend updating to the latest version of Windows 10, Your Phone app and Link to Windows.
Available on select Android phones running Android 9.0 or greater with the Link to Windows integration. Check out the list of supported phones here.
Phone and PC must be on the same Wi-Fi network.
Known Issues/Limitations:
Some apps might block the ability to cast to other screens and you will see a black screen instead.
Some games and apps might not respond to interactions from your PC mouse or keyboard. You will need to use a touch-enabled PC to interact with them.
Audio from apps will play from your mobile device.
Ability to run multiple apps will rollout out later in the year.

The Windows SDK is now flighting continuously with the Dev Channel. Whenever a new OS build is flighted to the Dev Channel, the corresponding SDK will also be flighted. You can always install the latest Insider SDK from aka.ms/InsiderSDK. SDK flights will be archived in Flight Hub along with OS flights.

We’re moving the 3D Viewer app into the Windows Accessories folder in the Start menu all apps list.

We fixed an issue where sometimes the “close all windows” action in the Taskbar wasn’t closing all of the open tabs for pinned sites.
We fixed an issue that could result in the network icon in the Taskbar saying there was no internet although there was an active connection.
We fixed an issue where dragging and dropping an app from Start’s all apps list over to the tile grid to pin it wasn’t working for certain apps.
We fixed an issue where the letter headers in the Start menu’s all apps list had unnecessary left padding when the all apps list was set to hidden. This fix isn’t in this build, will be in the next flight.
In order to address an issue where the tiles were difficult to read against certain backgrounds when using full screen Start we’re adjusting the background to be slightly less transparent.
We fixed an issue where when using a Start menu layout applied by MDM, tile groups may disappear after a few days of uptime without rebooting.
We fixed an issue where if a notification included an inline image the app icon would be slightly out of line with it.
We fixed an issue where launching an app from its taskbar jumplist wasn’t working for certain desktop bridge apps and instead would result in the app disappearing from the taskbar.
We fixed an issue resulting in excessive network traffic when using the Open File dialog to navigate to shared network folders where previous versions where enabled.
We fixed an issue that could result in a blank icon displaying instead of a plus button on the main Default Apps page in Settings after uninstalling the app set as default.
We fixed an issue where opening Storage Settings then immediately going into one of the sub-pages and then back could result in the page not loading.
We fixed an issue resulting in the new Microsoft Edge not being listed in the App History section of Task Manager.
We fixed an issue impacting touch keyboard launch reliability.
We fixed an issue where TextInputHost.exe would enter an unresponsive state, leading to clipboard history, the Emoji Panel, and dictation not appearing when pressing their corresponding keyboard shortcuts.
We fixed an issue that could result in not being able to paste the first entry in clipboard history.
We fixed an issue that could result in ARM64 devices bug checking when resuming from hibernation.

We’re working on a fix for an issue where some Microsoft Store games protected with Easy Anti-Cheat may fail to launch.
We’re looking into reports of the update process hanging for extended periods of time when attempting to install a new build.
We’re working on a fix for an issue where the min/max/close buttons are stuck in their original positions after resizing a UWP app. If you move the app window the position should update.
We’re investigating reports that the new taskbar experience for pinned sites isn’t working for some sites.
We’re working on a fix to enable live preview for pinned site tabs.
We’re working on enabling the new taskbar experience for existing pinned sites. In the meantime, you can unpin the site from the taskbar, remove it from the edge://apps page, and then re-pin the site.
We’re working on a fix for an issue where pinned sites don’t show all open tabs for a domain. In the meantime, you can fix this by pinning the site’s homepage rather than a specific page (e.g. pin microsoft.com rather than microsoft.com/windows).
We’re working on a fix for an issue where Alt + Tabbing to a browser tab sometimes moves the previously active browser tab to the front of the Alt + Tab list as well.
Opening a WSL 1 distribution can result in the error: ‘The I/O operation has been aborted because of either a thread exit or an application request’. Please check out this Github issue for the latest updates.

We have announced that the new home for the Windows Insider Program webcast will be on Twitch! Join on August 18th!

We’re excited to announce that the new home of the #WIPWebcast will be on Twitch!
Follow us now and mark your calendars for our next webcast on August 18: https://t.co/ZEmXqjMklD pic.twitter.com/w1LvYlXruJ
— Windows Insider (@windowsinsider) July 30, 2020

You can check out our Windows Insider Program documentation here, including a list of all the new features and updates released in builds so far. Not seeing any of the features in this build? Check your Windows Insider Settings to make sure you’re in the Dev Channel. Submit feedback here to let us know if things weren’t working the way you expected.
If you want a complete look at what build is in which Insider ring, head over to Flight Hub. Please note, there will be a slight delay between when a build is flighted and when Flight Hub is updated.
Thanks,BLB

Microsoft and Samsung expand partnership, empowering you across work and play | Windows Experience Blog

Today, we are excited to share the latest innovations in our partnership with Samsung, bringing together Samsung’s new devices for productivity with the best apps and services across Microsoft 365, Windows 10 and Xbox to help you across work and play.

We know technology is more important today than ever before. While life has changed for everyone, some important things remain the same. People need to connect. They need to work. They need to play and enjoy life. Together, Microsoft and Samsung are addressing these needs, creating experiences and devices that are easier to use than ever before while providing greater flexibility and access to the tools you need from any place at any time.
Since we announced our long-term partnership last year, we have been working closely to co-engineer experiences that help you move seamlessly between your devices and your life. Today, we share new integrations that will make this even easier.
Seamless connection between PC and Phone
We all rely on a variety of devices everyday across our work and personal lives, which often leads to disconnected experiences. A phone buzzing while you are in your work flow on your PC is the last thing you need, especially with the constant stream of interruptions we are facing while trying to work in new conditions. Microsoft’s Your Phone app and Link to Windows integration on select Samsung devices, enables you to stay in the flow by allowing you to take calls, check notifications, see photos and messages, all from your Windows 10 PC. Now, on your Samsung Galaxy Note20, you can access and interact with your favorite mobile apps directly on your Windows 10 PC through the Your Phone app [1].

When you launch an app, it opens in a separate window, allowing you to multi-task and saving you the time and hassle of sign-in or set up. You can also pin your phone’s Android apps to your Windows 10 taskbar or Start menu for quick and easy access, making things like checking out your social feed or ordering your lunch while you wrap up a conference call even easier, without ever picking up your phone.

Samsung Galaxy Note20 users can now access a single mobile app on their PC [2], with the power and convenience of running multiple apps side by side available later this year. Whether you are working on a document, keeping up on your social media feed or simply staying connected with family and friends, everything is accessible in one place, so your flow is never broken.
Productivity wherever you are
We are also making it seamless to transition between your Galaxy Note20 and Microsoft 365 apps with instant access to your most important notes across your devices. Coming soon, notes from Samsung Notes can automatically sync with your OneNote feed in Outlook on the web or OneNote as an image. You can quickly jot down your notes from a meeting or grocery list with your S Pen on Galaxy Note20 and have instant access to the content in your productivity apps like Outlook and OneNote.

You will also be able to sync Samsung Reminders from your Galaxy Note20 to your Windows 10 PC across Microsoft To Do, Outlook and Microsoft Teams experiences, so you can view and edit from anywhere, keeping your reminders aligned across your phone, PC and apps.

For the past year, Outlook has served as the app for personal productivity on new Samsung phones. We’re excited to announce today that we’re extending this integration to include Samsung Galaxy watches, including the new Galaxy Watch3. As the native email app on your most important devices across the Samsung ecosystem, Outlook will help you stay organized and productive. Custom optimization for S Pen will also be available on Galaxy Note20, making it easy to write or ink on photographs from your gallery. And Outlook brings Play My Emails to Android devices [3], offering a voice forward, hands-free way to listen and respond to what’s new in your inbox so you can get time back in your day.
With OneDrive on Samsung Galaxy phones, you have your important files, documents and photos at your fingertips across devices. You can set your phone’s camera roll to automatically sync to OneDrive with Gallery, so your photos and videos are protected and always accessible. And with OneDrive Personal Vault you can store and protect important files with peace of mind behind an extra layer of identity verification. You can keep digital copies of your passport, ID cards, insurance, taxes and other sensitive files in OneDrive and access them securely on your device wherever you are [4].
Xbox Game Pass in your hands
Today, we also announced Xbox is partnering with Samsung to make gaming more accessible to players around the world, via the cloud. With cloud gaming (beta) as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Microsoft’s gaming subscription service, members can play Xbox games on their Xbox console, PC and Android devices using an Xbox controller. Mobile players can play over 100 high-quality Xbox games directly on their Galaxy phone or tablet.

Beginning Sept. 15, you’ll be able to experience the best of Xbox Game Pass by downloading the app from the Samsung Galaxy Store, giving you the freedom to access expansion packs, downloadable content and more. Whether it’s racing through the beautiful English countryside in Forza Horizon 4 on a new Galaxy Note20 during a lunch break, or fighting alongside your pet llama in Minecraft Dungeons on a Tab S7 at home once the workday ends, Galaxy devices provide the best way to pick up and play games directly from the cloud.
Customers who pre-order the new Galaxy Note20 have the option to select the Gaming Bundle at purchase, which includes three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Additionally, Samsung is including the all-new Power A MOGA XP5-X Plus Bluetooth Controller with an attachable phone clip with the Gaming Bundle to ensure those Galaxy Note20 customers enjoy a great cloud gaming experience. Pre-orders begin today and cloud gaming as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate goes live in 22 markets in North America, Europe and South Korea beginning Sept. 15.
With Xbox Game Pass on your Samsung Galaxy, your Xbox games are always in your pocket.
We are excited to continue working together with Samsung to create new experiences that enable your devices to work together seamlessly across work and play to help you stay in your flow – whatever that may be.
[1] Users must link their Galaxy device to their Windows PC through ‘Link to Windows’ on phone and Your Phone app on PC, follow the set-up prompts, including being signed into same Microsoft account. Link to Windows is preloaded on select Galaxy devices. Your Phone requires latest Windows 10 Update on the PC. Galaxy device must be on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as the PC.
Some mobile apps may restrict content to be shared on other screens or may require a touch screen to be able to interact with them.
Ability to run multiple apps simultaneously will start rolling out in November 2020.
[2] Beginning 8/21 with retail availability of Samsung Galaxy Note20.
[3] U.S only.
[4] OneDrive Basic 5 GB free accounts and 100 GB plans can store a maximum of 3 files in Personal Vault. A Microsoft 365 Personal or Family subscription is required to store more than 3 files in Personal Vault.

Buying a new computer for your student? Check out 3 things to look for | Windows Experience Blog

With today’s exploding growth of virtual classes and hybrid learning models, it’s more vital than ever to equip your student with a laptop that has the power, adaptability and longevity for the “new normal.”
The Windows Home and Family Resources Blog has a new post recommending a Windows 10 PC powered by a 10th Gen Intel Core processor. Whether your budget is $300 or $1,300, the post gives you advice on how to choose a machine with ample speed and power, as well as the screen size and battery life to help your student learn efficiently and reliably.
Plus, Windows 10 PCs deliver compatibility and built-in accessibility features that over 1 billion users enjoy worldwide and are in wide use throughout Fortune 500 companies and beyond.

Collections is now available on the Microsoft Edge mobile app – Microsoft Edge Blog

We’re excited to announce that Collections is now available in the Microsoft Edge mobile browser on your iOS and Android devices! We have been listening to your feedback on the desktop experience and hear that you want to access your collections on-the-go.
Collections helps you easily collect and organize content that you find across the web. But of course you’re not always in front of your laptop and a lot of research happens while you’re out and about! Collections on mobile makes it easy to add more content and start new collections directly from your phone. We’ve specifically designed Collections on mobile so that you can easily jump between webpages and compare items in your collections. A collapsible Collections drawer allows you to view webpages alongside your collections for easier multi-tasking. Expand the drawer to see more of your collection or collapse it so you can focus on the webpage.
Install Microsoft Edge from the Google Play or Apple App store today to get started! If you already have the Microsoft Edge mobile app, make sure you have the latest updates (Android—version 45.06.2.5042 or higher, iOS—version 45.6.2 or higher).

Get started by opening Collections from within the “…” browser menu at the bottom of the screen. Once synced, you will see all collections that you’ve previously created on your PC. Just as you would expect on desktop, clicking on any card will take you back to the website.

When you open Collections on your mobile device, tap the + button to create a new collection and give it a title.

The Collections pane on mobile acts like a collapsible drawer to provide multiple views of your collection, making it easy to browse and collect on a small screen. You can access this drawer by opening up one of your collections.
The expanded view allows you to look through your collection in full screen and see large cards for each item.
Sliding the drawer down into peek view allows you to quickly compare items by moving back and forth between them, all while still being able to browse webpages.
If you want to view the webpage even larger, put the drawer into collapsed view to have full browsing functionality with quick access to open it back up.

As you browse, you can start to add content related to your collection in two different ways:
From the Collections drawer: When you have the Collections drawer open, you can easily add a webpage to your collection by tapping the + button at the top right of the drawer.

From the “…” browser menu: If you don’t have the Collections drawer open, you can add the webpage to a specific collection by tapping into the “…” browser menu in the bottom toolbar and selecting “Add to collection.” Here you can choose which of your collections to add the content to.

You are also able to organize, edit and delete collections from your phone. Enter the edit state to rearrange items within your collections, delete content, or rename your collection:
On iOS, tap “edit” at the bottom right of the screen.
On Android, tap the “…” button associated with any item or any collection.

The Microsoft Edge Collections team put together a fun video about how to use Collections across your devices, including our new mobile experience.
For more help and troubleshooting, please refer to the Microsoft Edge Mobile FAQ page.

We’re excited to hear what you think about the Collections on mobile experience! Help us improve the product and send us feedback using the “send feedback” button in the bottom “…” menu.
—Amy DeVries, Program Manager, Microsoft Edge—William Devereux, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Edge

Latest Sea of Thieves update, Ashen Winds, now available | Windows Experience Blog

Ashen Winds, the latest Sea of Thieves monthly update, is here for free for all players across Windows 10, Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass and Steam.
Powerful Ashen Lords arrive on the Sea of Thieves in raging flames and blinding ash clouds – and now their skulls can be taken and wielded as fiery weapons.
Accessibility improvements such as single-stick control, alongside new Pirate Emporium pets and discounts, round out this monthly offering.
Get all the details on Xbox Wire.

Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20180 | Windows Experience Blog

Hello Windows Insiders, today we’re releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20180 to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Insider Preview Builds 20161 and below will expire on July 31st. To avoid hitting this expiration, please update to Insider Preview Builds 20170 or newer.

We are turning on much of the new features mentioned on July 1st in Build 20161 including theme-aware tiles on Start. The new pinned sites capability mentioned with last week’s flight of Build 20175 is still only available to a subset of Insiders.

The Windows SDK is now flighting continuously with the Dev Channel. Whenever a new OS build is flighted to the Dev Channel, the corresponding SDK will also be flighted. You can always install the latest Insider SDK from aka.ms/InsiderSDK. SDK flights will be archived in Flight Hub along with OS flights.

Based on feedback, we’re changing the tablet posture logic for 2-in-1 devices to now only apply when using a single screen.
Based on feedback we’re updating the new folder icon in the Start menu’s All app’s list to be a little smaller so it better aligns with the size of the other icons.
We’ve updated the search box in the Default Apps settings pages to improve performance.

We fixed an issue in the last flight where Magnifier wasn’t following the curser in the previous build when the zoom was higher than 100%.
We fixed an issue where Task Manager wasn’t showing the Publisher name for UWP apps.
We fixed an issue when using the Pinyin IME where tapping “/” on the keyboard wouldn’t produce the right character when using full width mode.
We fixed a couple issues that could result in crashes when using Alt + Tab to switch to browser tabs.

We’re working on a fix for an issue where some Microsoft Store games protected with Easy Anti-Cheat may fail to launch.
We’re looking into reports of the update process hanging for extended periods of time when attempting to install a new build.
We’re working on a fix for an issue where the min/max/close buttons are stuck in their original positions after resizing a UWP app. If you move the app window the position should update.
We’re investigating reports that the new taskbar experience described above isn’t working for some pinned sites.
We’re working on a fix for an issue where sometimes the “close all windows” action in the taskbar doesn’t close not all of the open tabs
We’re working on a fix to enable live preview for pinned site tabs.
We’re working on enabling the new taskbar experience for existing pinned sites. In the meantime, you can unpin the site from the taskbar, remove it from the edge://apps page, and then re-pin the site.
We’re working on a fix for an issue where pinned sites don’t show all open tabs for a domain. In the meantime, you can fix this by pinning the site’s homepage rather than a specific page (e.g. pin microsoft.com rather than microsoft.com/windows).
We’re working on a fix for an issue where Alt + Tabbing to a browser tab sometimes moves the previously active browser tab to the front of the Alt + Tab list as well.
Opening a WSL 1 distribution can result in the error: ‘The I/O operation has been aborted because of either a thread exit or an application request’. Please check out this Github issue for the latest updates.

Our past webcasts are now available on the Windows Insider YouTube. We also have some new videos about making the most of the program, and we’ll continue to use this channel for webcasts and how-to content. Subscribe now to see what’s next and keep up with our latest videos!

You can check out our Windows Insider Program documentation here, including a list of all the new features and updates released in builds so far. Not seeing any of the features in this build? Check your Windows Insider Settings to make sure you’re in the Dev Channel. Submit feedback here to let us know if things weren’t working the way you expected.
If you want a complete look at what build is in which Insider ring, head over to Flight Hub. Please note, there will be a slight delay between when a build is flighted and when Flight Hub is updated.
Thanks,BLB

New Developer Landing Page and Issues Repo – Windows Developer Blog

We are excited to announce two new online resources for developers using Windows:
A new docs landing-page for developers building and deploying apps and systems running on non-Microsoft operating systems like Linux and Android
A new GitHub issues repo for filing developer-oriented issues with Windows
Let’s dig into these two announcements:

Are you a developer using Windows, but working with cross-platform web, Node, React, Java, Kotlin, Python, Xamarin, Android Studio, etc.? And do you primarily deploy your sites, services, and systems to Linux-based cloud environments or Android devices?

If so, we’re very excited to announce that we’ve just published a new landing-page to help you get your development environment setup and optimize your workflow when running Windows.
We want you, and every developer running on Windows, to have an enjoyable and productive experience, regardless of your preferred developer tools, languages, runtimes or target platforms.
This new landing page contains guidance and resources to help you learn how Windows can work for you, and how you can use all of your most loved open-source tools, alongside Microsoft apps and tools like Microsoft Teams, Outlook, Word, Visual Studio, VSCode, etc.
If you’re new to using or developing on Windows, we have your back. We know that switching to an unfamiliar platform/environment can impact your productivity until you get comfortable, so this new landing-page will also contain guidance to help you map your Linux / Mac behaviors (e.g. keyboard shortcuts) to Windows.
We have also shared some of the latest relevant advancements and improvements in Windows including features like Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), Windows Terminal, Windows Package Manager (WinGet), and PowerToys. Combining these great new tools and many other Windows 10 features with your favorite developer tools, languages, runtimes, and platforms will help you get more done, more easily and quickly than ever before. Be sure to head over to the new landing page to learn more.
We’re “starting simple” with this first version of the landing page, but we’re keen to adapt the page and its contents based on your feedback, so please be sure to let us know what you’d like to see added/changed on the page and linked resources:
Use the links at the bottom of the page to submit comments, or even contribute content edits via GitHub PRs, and we’ll do our best to keep the page’s content fresh, relevant, and useful.

Have you, as a developer, ever uncovered issues when using or running your code on Windows, and wished that you could share the issue with the Windows engineering team?
Now you can!

Welcome to the new ”WinDev” GitHub repo!
We created this repo to enable developers who use Windows to submit & discuss issues directly to Windows engineering teams who don’t already have a repo of their own, whether the issues you uncover are to do with using Windows itself, or running your code on Windows!
Important caveat: This is a new communications channel for our team and so we are starting small by only accepting developer-related performance issues at this time. As we learn more about how to best handle these issues, we aim to broaden the scope of this repo to include additional scenarios.
Please review the repo’s ReadMe page regularly, as we will be updating the page with the latest news, updates, and requests for specific feedback.

Now available: Grounded, a new survival adventure game | Windows Experience Blog

Grounded, the new survival adventure game from Obsidian Entertainment, is now available through Steam Early Access and Xbox Game Preview with Xbox Game Pass, so you can also play on PC.
In this game, players wake up in a suburban backyard after being mysteriously shrunken to the size of an ant. Guided by a robot named BURG.L, players must explore, build and survive while confronting new dangers and perils.
Find more details at Xbox Wire.