Dev Home is finally getting the extensions page it deserves

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Microsoft released Dev Home Preview v0.5 just today, with a brand new extensions page. 

Now live on the app’s GitHub page, the announcement came just in time after the Microsoft Surface 2023 event yesterday.

Now, this page allows users to manage and discover new extensions for Dev Home, the company’s integrated development environment (IDE) for Windows 11.

In addition to the extensions page, the v0.5 release also includes accessibility fixes, bug fixes, and quality improvements. Take a look at the new page below (courtesy of Microsoft’s @cinnamon_msft)


For example, keyboard navigation now works properly on the machine configuration page, the app install experience now has the right colors in high contrast mode, and the Narrator should now have better announcements when used on the dashboard and setup flow in machine configuration.

Take a look at Microsoft’s Dev Home v0.5 release note on GitHub here.

Despite the disappointment of Panos Panay’s departure from Microsoft, the Surface event still had a few exciting announcements.

One of the most notable announcements was the rebranding of Microsoft’s AI assistance tool, Copilot. Copilot is getting a new logo and everything else, and it’s also getting an official release date on September 26.

Dev Home is still in preview, but you can download it on the Microsoft Store.