Windows 11 Insider build 25217 bring more new features to dev channel

Today, Microsoft released another incremental build of Windows 11 to the developer channel. The newer build is labeled with Windows 11 Insider build 25217 version number. Microsoft rolls out a new update with third-party widgets, some input-related changes, a new video calling experience for chat, an updated Microsoft Store, and more. Read along to know more about the new Windows 11 Insider Preview 25217 update.

The latest incremental upgrade is tagged with Windows 11 Insider Preview 25217.1000 (rs_prerelease) build version. As I said earlier, the newly released upgrade is available to users who opted developer channel in the Windows Insider preview program.

Moving to the features and changes, then the new upgrade comes out with support for 3rd party widgets as part of the WinAppSDK 1.2 preview 2, developers with packaged Win32 apps will be able to create and test 3rd party widgets locally if their machine is running in Developer Mode under Settings > Privacy & security > For developers.

The other big change in this build is the Cloud Suggestion in Simplified Chinese IME, the new cloud suggestion feature brings the most relevant word from Bing to the IME candidate window.

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Apart from these features, some users get a sneak peek of a new video calling experience for Chat, an updated Microsoft Store, and more. For improvements, the new Windows 11’s build addresses the taskbar collapse issue and explorer crash issue while switching between apps on tablet-optimized taskbar, fixed the close button not showing properly in the window preview thumbnail, you can arrange the apps in Quick Settings with touch, addresses Network issues, and more.

Here’s the complete list of fixes.

  • Tablet-optimized Taskbar
    NOTE: These fixes will only show if tablet-optimized taskbar (documented here) is enabled on your device. Tablet-optimized taskbar is still rolling out to Windows Insiders and not yet available for everyone.
    • We fixed the issue causing the taskbar to sometimes collapse when it should be expanded if there are no running windows on the desktop.
    • We fixed an issue that would occur when using the left or right edge gestures resulting in the Widgets or Notification Center (respectively) to overlap with or look truncated by the taskbar.
    • Fixed an issue that was causing the tablet-optimized taskbar to crash explorer.exe while switching apps.
    • Fixed an issue that was causing the tablet-optimized taskbar to crash explorer.exe if you entered the overflow flyout.
  • Windowing
    • Fixed an issue where the close button for window preview thumbnails in Task View was drawing slightly outside the bounds of the thumbnail.
    • Fixed an issue where when switching between windows in recent builds you might see the entire window flash black for a frame while rendering.
    • Fixed an issue causing Miracast video quality to be very slow and stuttering in recent flights despite having a solid internet connection.
  • System Tray Updates
    NOTE: These fixes will only show if System Tray Updates (documented here) is enabled on your device. Tablet-optimized taskbar is still rolling out to Windows Insiders and not yet available for everyone.
    • Fixed an issue so that Quick Settings items can now be rearranged with touch again.
  • Settings
    • Fixed an issue under Network and Internet > Advanced Network Settings, where certain networks were displaying the wrong link speed.
  • Other
    • Fixed an issue where remote desktop on ARM64 PCs was unexpectedly not using UDP and only TCP.

You can check the list of known issues on the Windows Insider Blog.

If you’ve joined the dev channel on Insider Preview Program and running on Windows 11, then you’ll receive the dev preview build. You can simply head over to Settings > Windows Update > click on Check for Updates. And from there you can simply install the update on your PC.

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