It's Thursday, which means it's time for another Windows 11 Insider Preview build. Like clockwork, Microsoft has released build 22454 to Insiders in the Dev Channel, featuring yet more fixes and improvements, as well as an update to the Recycle Bin context menu.
Football Manager is a popular simulation series that lets players manage a professional football team, and the next entry in the series is arriving on Nov. 9. When Football Manager 2022 releases, it'll launch into Xbox Game Pass for consoles, PC, and through Xbox Cloud Gaming, all on day one.
Microsoft has begun testing new features for Xbox Series X|S consoles, which will enable additional features over HDMI-CEC connected TVs. The new features include being able to control your Xbox with your TV remote, and letting your Xbox automatically switch the input when it's turned on.
The Microsoft U.S. Federal team is being brought into the company's Azure engineering organization. The idea is that as a part of Azure engineering, services and products designed for federal users will see faster integration into Microsoft's cloud operations.
Microsoft President Brad Smith has thoughts on everything from terrorism to the SolarWinds drama that's dominated news cycles from 2020 and 2021. These thoughts can be found in the updated version of his book, "Tools and Weapons: The Promise and the Peril of the Digital Age."
Mojang Studios is releasing the seventh Minecraft: Java Edition 1.18 Experimental Snapshot, but this one doesn't feature too many exciting changes. This is a minor release, as Mojang pivots to trying to translate Experimental Snapshot features to regular snapshots and betas.