Microsoft has announced that the latest build of Windows 11, Insider Preview Build 22000.100, has hit the Beta channel for Windows Insiders, and it includes a ton of new features that the rest of us are waiting for when the new version of Windows hits the shelves later this year.
However, the Teams Chat integration in Windows 11 is not yet included in that build. That was one of the main features of the new platform, but we’ll have to wait a bit longer to see it in action. Microsoft says that feature will be made available to Insiders in the coming weeks.
Microsoft is rolling out Chat from Microsoft Teams to Insiders in the Dev Channel, however.
The build announced Thursday includes upgrades to Start, Taskbar, Notification Center, File Explorer along with new themes, sounds and visuals.
Here are some changes, updates and additions included with this build, according to Microsoft:
- Hidden icons flyout on the lower right of the Taskbar is updated to match new visuals of Windows 11.
- The ability to quickly access Focus assist settings directly from Notification Center
- Background apps that require attention will flash on the Taskbar to get the user’s attention. However, Microsoft toned this down to minimize unwarranted distractions.
- The touch keyboard icon in the Taskbar is adjusted to me more consistent with other icons in the corner of the Taskbar
- Better navigation in Microsoft Store
Microsoft also made dozens of fixes in Taskbar, Settings, File Explorer, Search, Widgets and more.
The company also detailed some known issues with upgrading to Windows 11, Start, Taskbar, Settings, File Explorer, Search, Widgets and Windows Security.
For a list of all the new features and updates released in builds so far, visit the company’s Windows Insider Program page.