Windows news recap: TikTok for Windows arrives in the Microsoft Store, MSN Sports app to be discontinued, and more

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Welcome back to our Windows news recap, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system.

Official TikTok app launches for Windows devices in the Microsoft Store

TikTok have launched their own app in the Microsoft Store for Windows. The app is similar to that of Instagram, whereby the app is essentially the web experience of the platform, as opposed to a specially-crafted app.

Windows TikTok app
Windows TikTok app

Microsoft is testing giving ETAs for OS updates on Windows 11

The first preview build of Windows 11 is now available, and some people are seeing that Microsoft is testing showing ETAs for updates, helping to provide an indication of how long an update will take, before you actually commit to updating. This can be useful if you’re sceptical of updating whilst tight on time.

Microsoft is testing giving etas for os updates on windows 11 - onmsft. Com - july 2, 2021

Microsoft to discontinue the Windows 10 MSN Sports app on July 20

The MSN Sports app on Windows 10 will be discontinued on July 20. No reason has been provided for the discontinuation.

Microsoft acknowledges “PrintNightmare” remote code execution vulnerability affecting Windows Print Spooler service

A new security vulnerability has been acknowledged by Microsoft. “PrintNightmare” is a remote code execution vulnerability which affects the Windows Print Spooler service. The company also confirmed that it is in all versions of Windows, but it’s not clear if all versions are susceptible to the flaw. Microsoft is continuing to investigate.

That’s it for this week. We will be back next week with more Windows news.