Good evening friends! Microsoft has released new preview builds of Windows 11 (version 22H2) numbered 22621.1180 and 22623.1180 (KB5022364) for members of the Windows Insider Beta Program.
- Assembly 22623.1180 – testing of new functions is available.
- Assembly 22621.1180 – new features are disabled by default.
Reminder. Insiders who were previously on Build 22622 will be automatically upgraded to Build 22623 via the Service Pack. This package artificially increments the build number to make it easier for Microsoft engineers to distinguish between enabled and disabled devices by default.
If you are in a group with features disabled by default (build 22621.xxx), then check for updates and agree to install an optional update that will make these features available (build 22623.xxx).
Full build numbers:
New in both builds
Updating the block about cloud storage in “Parameters”
In November 2022, Microsoft introduced a OneDrive cloud storage status block to the Accounts page in Settings. There you can also find information about the data from Microsoft 365 Apps that is stored in your cloud storage. Starting with this build, attachments in Outlook will be counted on the active subscription card.
This change is currently not available to all Insiders in the Dev channel. Engineers note that users may see a storage usage warning, however this will not affect your storage capacity until February 1, 2023. Details about changes to Outlook and OneDrive can be found by this link.
This update to Widgets removes the requirement to sign in with a Microsoft account to use the Widget Bar, making it available to all users from now on. Now you can get weather information on the taskbar, pin widgets from your favorite apps, or access a personalized dynamic feed without a Microsoft account.
Troubleshooting Network Issues in Help Desk
Disconnecting from the Internet reduces productivity at work and interferes with relaxing at home. To help you get back online, Microsoft has replaced Network Troubleshooter with a tool in the modern Help Desk app. With new APIs that diagnose problems and offer specific recommendations for getting online, the app helps you solve the 30 most common connection problems.
To use the function, you need the “Technical Support” application (aka “Get Help”) version 10.2208.2551.0 or later.
Fixes in build 22623.1180
- Taskbar and system tray:
- We fixed an issue where right-clicking some icons in the “Show Hidden Icons” popup would close the popup instead of opening the context menu for that icon.
- Fixed an explorer.exe crash that could occur when trying to load certain application icons.
- “Task View” should no longer appear behind the taskbar when using the tablet-optimized taskbar.
- We fixed an issue resulting in the taskbar not appearing in safe mode when using the new search bar options.
- Task Manager:
- If the “Task Manager” window is too small, then the search field in the window title will collapse into an icon, which, when hovered over, will display a tooltip.
- Fixed several issues with the display of icons and labels when a contrasting theme is enabled.
- We fixed an issue where braille devices incorrectly reported no display when using the latest version of braille.
We wish you a successful update!