Microsoft’s Build developer conference is taking place this week, and Microsoft has already announced a bunch of new and upcoming software and service updates coming for developers and end users. One of the most intriguing is ARM-native versions of the company’s developer tools, plus a new ARM-based PC for developers set to launch later this year with support for hardware-accelerated AI features.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Microsoft has also announced that developers will be able to create 3rd-party widgets for Windows 11 (which currently only supports a handful of Microsoft-made widgets), submit Win32 apps to the Microsoft Store without joining a waitlist first, and that users will eventually be able to restore previously-installed Microsoft Store apps on a new computer, which could make switching to a new PC as seamless as switching to a new iPhone or Android device… assuming you ever actually bother to download anything from the Microsoft Store in the first place.

Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web.

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