June 2021 Update is out and one thing it does is to mess up your taskbar by adding a new shining toy called News and Interests. When you hover your mouse over 190C Mostly Sunny gadget on your Taskbar, something like this popping up.
While it’s something that might be useful, who needs it while you are at work?
To get the distractions like this out of the way, you can simply right-click on the Taskbar, go to News and interests, and choose the Turn-off option.
If you are in a corporate network environment, you will need to disable it through Group Policy.
Download the latest Administrative Templates for Windows 10 21H1 from here. Copy the feeds.adml from the language folder and feeds.admx to your Domain Controller’s main policy store.
Then in a GPO that controls your workstation computers, go to
Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > News and Intersts
And disable the setting called Enable news and interests on the Taskbar.
And that’s it. No more news.