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Weekly Digest: Surface event, Office 2021, Windows 11, tech tips

In case you missed it, Office 2021 arrives on Oct. 5, Surface events will happen on Sept. 22, Windows 11 previews released, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft announced that Office 2021 will be available on October 5, and commercial customers can get the new Office Long Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) starting September 16.

The next Surface hardware event will happen on September 22, and the company is expected to unveil the new Surface Pro 8, Pro X, Book 4, Go 3, and Duo 2.

Windows 11 build 22000.194 was made available this week in the Beta Channel, and while it didn’t introduce any new features, Microsoft made changes to enforce the new system requirements for virtual machines. In addition, build 22458 rolled out in the Dev Channel with an updated version of the Tips app and minor changes, including hardware requirement enforcement for virtual machines.

As part of the Patch Tuesday rollout for September 2021, the software giant released the update KB5005565 with a few fixes for Windows 10 21H1, 20H2, and version 2004.

Microsoft has also confirmed that it won’t support running Windows 11 on Apple’s Mac devices with the M1 chip.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned a bunch of tips to get the most out of Windows, including the steps to enable TPM and Secure Boot on VMware Workstation and Microsoft’s Hyper-V to run Windows 11 on a virtual machine.

We looked into the steps to proceed with the Windows 11 Home installation without a Microsoft account for those who want a traditional account experience.

On Windows 11, you can now change the background image for each virtual desktop, and these are the steps to complete the task.

If you have a computer with UEFI firmware, it’s a good idea to find out the version to determine if you need to apply a new update to address problems or improve the functionality of your computer, and here are the steps to complete the task.

You can use Windows 11 Auto HDR to convert compatible games from SDR to HDR, and here’s how to complete the task on your compatible device.

On Windows 10, you now know the steps to fix the incorrect password error when trying to establish a Remote Desktop connection. And the instructions to resolve the “User must enter a username and password to use this computer” missing option from the netplwiz settings.

Microsoft is now going passwordless for online accounts, and these are the steps to configure the security feature.