Good evening friends! Microsoft has released new preview builds of Windows 11 (version 22H2) numbered 22621.1325 And 22623.1325 (KB5022914) for members of the Windows Insider Beta Program.
- Assembly 22623.1325 – testing of new functions is available.
- Assembly 22621.1325 – 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 widgets: Messenger, Spotify, Phone Link and Game Pass
Microsoft started testing widgets Messenger (from Meta*), Spotify, phone link And Xbox (Game Pass) among insiders on the Beta channel. To try them out, update the respective apps to the latest version, open the widget panel, click on the “+” button in the upper right corner and add new widgets. The widget collection can also be found in the Microsoft Store at this link:
Recall that developers got the opportunity to create their own widgets with the release of Windows App SDK 1.2. This means that there will be more apps with native widgets in the store for the foreseeable future. If you are interested in developing a widget, then check out this tutorial video:
*Meta is recognized as an extremist organization and banned in Russia.
Policy to enable features disabled by default
With this policy, enterprise customers will be able to enable features introduced as part of a service update (not part of the annual feature update) that are disabled by default on devices with Windows Update Controlled. We are talking about those devices on which Windows update is managed using policies, for example, through Windows Update for Business or using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS).
While this policy is available in Insider builds for the Dev channel, there are currently no features associated with this policy. The policy will soon appear in builds on the Beta channel, where there are already features that will be enabled by this policy. Details about the innovation can be found by this link.
Changes and improvements in build 22623.1325
- Start menu:
- On devices connected to Azure Active Directory (AAD), the operating system will now suggest recommended content in the Start menu, matched by artificial intelligence. In the Featured section, you’ll find content to help you prepare for upcoming meetings, quickly access the files you’re working on, and more.
Fixes in build 22623.1325
- Taskbar and system tray:
- We fixed an issue that caused the taskbar to be cut off after changing the resolution.
Fixes in both builds
- Fixed compatibility issues that occurred with printers using Windows Graphical Device Interface (GDI) drivers that do not fully comply with the GDI specification.
- Fixed a stability issue that occurred when using Task View.
- We fixed an issue that affected the speed of copying from the network to a local drive. For some users, copying was slower than expected.
- Added support for United Mexican States Daylight Savings Time Order in 2023.
- Fixed a problem with the format of dates passed between Windows and some versions of the Heimdal Kerberos library.
- We fixed an issue with provisioning packages that in some cases would not apply if elevation was required.
- We fixed an issue that affected which folders were displayed in the “Select Folder” window.
- We fixed an issue with File Explorer that prevented focus from moving across input fields when using Shift + Tab or Shift + F6.
- We fixed a UI issue that prevented the volume window from displaying when using keys on a Bluetooth keyboard.
- Improved Windows stability after installing an update.
- We fixed an issue with the lsass.exe process that could stop responding if an LDAP request with a very large filter was sent to a domain controller.
- We fixed an issue where the provisioning package could not be used to bulk configure devices in Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).
- We fixed an issue resulting in the software keyboard not appearing on the Windows Initial Setup (OOBE) screen after a factory reset. As a result, to enter credentials, it was required to connect an external keyboard.
- We fixed an issue with AppX where filenames could not be properly cased (upper or lower case).
- We fixed an issue that affected the operation of the Universal Print’s Configuration Service Provider (CSP). When installing the printer, a command prompt window appeared.
- We fixed an issue that resulted in the touch keyboard and PIN keypad being unable to be used when logging in.
- We fixed an issue resulting in a blue screen during video playback. This happened after enabling High Dynamic Range (HDR) for the display.
- We fixed an issue with parity virtual disks that prevented them from being created using Server Manager.
- Fixed an issue with IE mode where the text in the status bar was sometimes invisible.
- We fixed an issue with the Color Filters setting that resulted in Grayscale instead of the Invert option being selected.
- We fixed an issue with Microsoft Edge that removed conflicting browser policies. This was happening if you installed MDMWinsOverGPFlag in your Microsoft Intune tenant and Intune detected a policy conflict.
- We fixed an issue with the Appx State Repository where deleting a user profile would not clean up the data completely, causing the database to grow over time. This issue could cause login delays in multi-user environments such as FSLogix.
We wish you a successful update!