Microsoft yesterday released a new Windows 11 preview build, marking the first time the company is splitting test updates across the Dev and Beta channels. This essentially means Microsoft is preparing to finalize Windows 11 22H2 for full release. Specifically, the Dev Channel is getting Windows 11 preview build 25115, and the Beta Channel has preview build 22621.
As we reported yesterday, Microsoft has published a blog post detailing what new features will be coming with Windows 11 22H2.
On the Beta channel update, Microsoft is focusing on fixing problems and confirming known issues. The company says preview build 22621 is available to download through ISOs now. For new features, the Dev Channel build (25115) is the release to check out. However, it is currently not available for ARM64 machines.
This build comes with a tool known as Suggested Actions, a new feature that gives users prompts for steps they may want to take on Windows 11. Microsoft explains the feature in its accompanying blog post:
“Windows Insiders can try out a new feature in this build for making everyday tasks quicker in Windows 11 through inline suggested actions. When you copy a date, time, or phone number, Windows will suggest actions relevant to you such as creating calendar events or making phone calls with your favorite apps.”
Microsoft has now officially split Windows 11 test releases between the Dev and Beta channels. What this means is Windows Insiders can no longer move between channels. Although, Microsoft is giving users 10 days to roll back to the Beta channel if they accidentally install the more unstable Dev channel update.
Tip of the day: With many reachable wireless access points popping up and disappearing again, the available networks list can become quite annoying. If needed you can use the allowed and blocked filter list of Windows to block certain WiFi networks or all unknown WiFi networks.