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Good morning friends! Microsoft has released a new preview build of Windows 11 25370 for Windows Insider Program members using the Canary channel.
Complete build number: 10.0.25370.1.zn_release.230516-0802.
The name of the branch from which builds are released has changed to ZN_RELEASE. This is due to the internal development cycles of the operating system. The Windows Insider team treats these builds the same as builds from the RS_PRERELEASE branch. However, due to a branch change, some features have been temporarily removed from Windows 11 Insider Builds. Microsoft plans to bring them back in the future. The ZN_RELEASE builds are not part of any feature update for Windows 11.
After updating the host operating system to the latest Insider build (25370 and later) on devices running Windows on ARM (ARM64), you will be able to upgrade the Windows guest in the Hyper-V virtual machine to Windows 11 Insider Preview, as the system will now detect the presence of TPM 2.0.
The builds for the Canary channel will include various changes to the platform that require extensive insider testing before they are rolled out to the general public. These changes include major changes to the Windows kernel, new APIs, and more. Canary will in many ways resemble the old Dev channel, which means that not all of the changes presented will make it to the final release.
For now, insiders on the Canary channel will receive build numbers of 25000, while Dev, Beta, and Release Preview numbers will be lower. Since Insiders in the Dev Channel are already using 25XXX builds, they will automatically transferred to the Canary channel to continue getting new builds. Information about this change will be sent by email and as a toast notification in Windows. To switch to another channel, insiders will need to completely reinstall the operating system.
The change also applies to corporate clients managed by Group Policy, Windows Update for Business, or Microsoft Intune.
Please note that builds for the Canary channel will be released shortly after compilation without much internal testing. This means that builds may contain critical bugs that will prevent you from fully using the operating system. Moreover, in rare cases, a complete reinstallation of Windows may be required to resolve problems.
The Windows Insider team will not publish a blog post for every build on the Canary channel. This will only happen if the build includes new features. Documentation for builds in the Canary channel will be limited.
I wish you a successful update!