Recently, Microsoft announced a new preview channel for the Windows Insider Preview Program – the Canary channel. Canary builds are ideal for highly technical users, who can preview the latest platform changes early in the development cycle. Today, Microsoft kicks off a new preview build to the Canary build, the newer one is labeled with 25324 build. Read along to know more details.
Microsoft plants the newer Windows 11 insider preview build on eligible PCs with 25324.1000 (rs_prerelease) build number. The newer builds will be released to the dev channel with the 23000 series and canary builds come with the 25000 series. If you are a tester and opted for the Canary build, then you will receive the newer upgrade over the air, you can quickly install it on your Windows 11 PC.
Moving to the changes, then Windows 11 preview build 25324 comes with a more evolved widget board with a large canvas (3-columns experience on supported devices). The new update brings USB4 hubs and devices Settings page, which can be accessed by navigating to Settings > Bluetooth & devices > USB > USB4 Hubs and Devices. The upgrade will also show warnings for Unsafe passwords during copy and paste.
Windows 11 gets support for the SHA-3 family of hash functions as well as derived functions and algorithms. For improvements, the new preview build brings support for multiple cameras for Windows Hello, if you have multiple cameras connected which support Windows Hello, then you can now select the camera in the Settings.
The upgrade also brings animated icons for Widgets in the taskbar, newer Bing on the Taskbar, input improvements for simplified Chinese fonts, better performance to File Explorer, and more. Here are all changes coming to Windows 11 with Canary build.
- We are beginning to roll out animated icons for Widgets on the taskbar. The animation triggers when you hover or click on the Widgets taskbar entry-point or when a new widget announcement is displayed on your taskbar. Currently, only a few weather and finance icons are supported.
- Search on the Taskbar
- Once you have access to the new Bing, the search box on the taskbar will include a button that opens the Bing chat experience in Edge. If you don’t have access to the new Bing, the search box on the taskbar will feature a dynamic search highlight button. We’re beginning to roll this out to Insiders, not everyone will see it right away.
- We have updated several simplified Chinese fonts and the Microsoft Pinyin IME to support GB18030-2022. With this update, you can enter and display characters from conformance level 1 or 2 via the additions to Microsoft Yahei, Simsun and Dengxian. Unicode Extensions E and F are now supported in our Simsun Ext-B font to meet the requirements for level 3.
- As part of the deprecation of Microsoft Support Diagnostic Tool (MSDT) and MSDT Troubleshooters, we have begun redirecting some of the troubleshooters found under Settings > System > Troubleshoot and in other areas of the OS to the new Get Help troubleshooting platform.
- If you have multiple cameras that support Windows Hello, you can now select your preferred camera under Settings > Accounts > Sign-in Options.
- File Explorer
- Made some changes which should noticeably help improve the performance of the “calculating” phase when sending a large number of files at once in File Explorer to the recycle bin.
If your PC is running on Windows 11 with the canary channel in Windows Insider Preview Program, then you can install the new release preview build on your system. You can check for the new update by visiting Settings > Windows Update > Check for updates.
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