Microsoft releases new Windows 11 Insider Previews to Canary and Dev Channel

As a part of weekly update, Windows Insiders in the Dev channel and Canary channel are getting an incremental update. Both update comes with a bunch of new features. Earlier this week, Microsoft also released an Insider Preview in the Beta channel that you can check out on this page.

The update to Dev channel is available as Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23595. In the update there are changes to Windows Copilot, Windows Share, Nearby Share, Settings, and More. Here’s the official changelog.

[Copilot in Windows]

  • We are making a change where the Copilot icon is shown on the right side of the system tray on the taskbar to make the entry point to Copilot more clear and easily accessible by being closer to where the Copilot pane opens. As part of this change, we have defaulted the “show the desktop” behavior for the far-right corner of the taskbar to off and this can be re-enabled in the taskbar behaviors section under Settings > Personalization > Taskbar (you can simply right-click on the taskbar to get to this).
  • We are beginning to re-rollout the change previously documented with Build 23570 that introduces support for Copilot in Windows to be used across multiple monitors. Simply press the Copilot button on the taskbar on whichever monitor you want Copilot to show on or use the WIN + C shortcut to show Copilot on the last monitor that it was visible on. If you are using a keyboard, you can use the WIN + T keyboard shortcut to put the keyboard focus on the taskbar and navigate to the Copilot taskbar button to show Copilot on any monitor.

[Windows Share]

  • If you’re signed in with a Microsoft Entra ID, in addition to being able to share to your Microsoft Teams (work or school) contacts, you can also now share directly to specific Microsoft Teams Channels and groups chats as well directly within the Windows share window.

[Windows Ink]

  • We are expanding the ability to use digital handwriting (inking) in some edit boxes for Windows Ink to the following languages and locales: Chinese Simplified (People’s Republic of China), English (Australia), English (Canada), English (India), English (United Kingdom), French (Canada), French (France), German (Germany), Italian (Italy), Japanese (Japan), Korean (Korea), Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish (Mexico), and Spanish (Spain). This also includes more accurate recognition technology, gestures to delete, select, join, and split words and also gesture to insert a new line.

[Nearby Sharing]

  • We’re beginning to roll out a change where you will be able to discover and share files with their Android devices in discoverable mode through Bluetooth under Nearby Share in the Windows share window.

[Task Manager]

  • We improved process grouping in the processes page for Task Manager.

[Settings]

  • This update starts the roll out of account-related notifications for Microsoft accounts on the Settings homepage. A Microsoft account connects Windows to your Microsoft apps. The account backs up all your data and helps you manage your subscriptions. You can also add extra security steps to keep you from being locked out of your account. This feature displays notifications across the Start menu and Settings. You can manage Settings notifications in Settings > Privacy & security > General.
  • Xbox Game Bar is now Game Bar under Settings > Gaming.
  • We’re beginning to update references to Azure Active Directory (AAD) to Microsoft Entra ID in Settings.
  • [ADDED] System Components currently listed in Settings > Apps > Installed Apps page, have moved to its own page under Settings > System > System Components.

Windows 11 Insider Build 26002 is available for Insiders in Canary channel. It also comes with changes and improvements but less in numbers compared to the Dev channel update. With this build Microsoft brings Energy Saver option in Power settings and it is an enhanced version of Battery Saver. Not sure how much difference it will have compared to Battery Saver. Here are other changes.

[Taskbar & System Tray]

  • We’re trying out a change that improves the overall performance and responsiveness of Quick Settings in the system tray.
  • We’re making it easier to manage VPN in Quick Settings. If you have a single VPN, a new split toggle lets you turn it on and off with a single click. If you have multiple VPNs, we’ve made some changes to the list to reduce the time it takes to start a connection.
  • We are beginning to roll out a new refresh button on the Wi-Fi Quick Settings flyout so you can now refresh the list of wireless networks available. There is also indication of scan progress to help you find nearby networks if the first scan does not reveal the one you are looking for.

[Settings]

  • This update starts the roll out of account-related notifications for Microsoft accounts on the Settings homepage. A Microsoft account connects Windows to your Microsoft apps. The account backs up all your data and helps you manage your subscriptions. You can also add extra security steps to keep you from being locked out of your account. This feature displays notifications across the Start menu and Settings. You can manage Settings notifications in Settings > Privacy & security > General.

[Settings]

  • Removed colored backplates from app icons in Settings > Apps > Installed apps, as well as Settings > System > Notifications. This is an early implementation with more fixes on the way in future flights.

The new Insider Preview updates are rolling out to Canary and Dev channel. If you are a part of any of these channels, you will receive the new update on your PC. You can check for the update by going to Settings > Windows Update.

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