Microsoft releases new versions of Windows on different channels every week. After releasing a build on the Preview Channel yesterday, Microsoft is releasing a new build on the Dev Channel today. The new update from Dev Channel is Windows 11 Build 25247. It is larger than the weekly updates and includes new features and bug fixes.
Windows has different Insider channels which are used to test builds which are then released to the public. And Dev channel users get the update before or sometimes after the Beta channel. But at the same time, it is considered less stable than updates from other channels. The latest Dev Channel beta update was released the first week of this month.
Windows 11 latest build 25247 includes many new features such as Windows Studio Effects shortcut in quick settings, power recommendation in battery settings, task manager improvements, theme support for the battery, etc. Some of these features are already available in the latest update (build 22623.885) for the beta channel.
This is a big update which includes many new features as well as bug fixes. Apart from what was mentioned above, the update also includes some new suggested actions. Users will have a quick option to search the selected text. Another change that comes with the new update is the cloud storage overview on the Accounts page in Settings.
There are other changes and improvements in Windows 11 update 25247. You can check these changes below.
Changes and improvements
- Earlier this week, we released an optional .NET Update (Preview of Cumulative Update 2022-11 for .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8.1 for Windows Version Next for x64 (KB5020992)) for Windows Insiders in the development channel designed to test the delivery of . NET improvements in the future. This .NET update does not include anything new and will be available under Settings > Windows Update > Advanced Options > Optional Updates If you have any issues finding or installing this update, please submit your feedback through Feedback Hub.
- We’ve been working on adding more valuable content to the Recommended section in Start and are excited to introduce a new type of content: websites. For the first phase, we’ll recommend common websites based on your region or browsing history to help you easily return to the websites you care about. This can be controlled by right-clicking on a website and choosing to remove that website individually or stop displaying all recommended websites altogether. Only certain insiders will see this experience, and if you do, please share your feedback.
[Taskbar & System Tray]
- In response to user feedback, we are introducing the ability to display the seconds in the clock on the system tray. This feature can be enabled by toggling the option listed under Settings > Personalization > Taskbar in the Taskbar Behavior section. You can also right-click the taskbar to quickly access taskbar settings. We are starting to roll out this change so that not all Windows Insiders will see this change right away, but we hope to make it available to everyone soon.
[Search on the Taskbar]
- We’ve made performance improvements that will allow more files and content on your PC to appear as results in the Windows Search box. We look forward to your feedback on whether you notice any improvement in the results of your files in Windows.
- Switched the touch keyboard icon option under Settings > Personalization > Taskbar from being a toggle to now a drop-down where you can select Never, Always, or When no keyboard is connected.
- We are including two new keyboard layouts in this vol. These keyboards implement the two new French keyboard layout standards (AZERTY and BÉPO). The new layouts are designed to allow the user to type all the required characters of the French language. They also include support for all European Union Latin languages as well as Greek letters and a wide variety of scientific, mathematical and financial symbols. To enable any of these layouts, go to Settings > Time & Language > Language & Region and select Language Options under the ellipses for the language you want to use this keyboard with. On the Options page, select “Add Keyboard” and find the new keyboard layouts “French (Standard, AZERTY)” or “French (Standard, BÉPO)”. The previous AZERTY layout now displays as (Legacy, AZERTY).
- We improved Emoji search for Japanese and Simplified Chinese by properly handling Kana/Kanji and Pinyin in the emoji panel.
Microsoft also fixed many bugs in this update. You can check for bug fixes and known issues on the official page by heading here.
The new Windows 11 update 25247 is available for users in the Dev Channel. So, if you have opted into the Insider program in the Dev channel, you will receive the update on your device. You can check for the update manually from the Settings > Windows Update page.
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