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 bigger than the weekly updates and includes new features and bug fixes.
Windows has various Insider channels that are used to test builds that 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 to be 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, battery theme support, etc. Some of these features are already available in the latest update (build 22623.885) to the beta channel .
This is a major update that includes many new features as well as bug fixes. In addition to what has been 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 the .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.8.1 for Windows Version Next for x64 (KB5020992)) to Windows Insiders in the Development channel designed to test the delivery of . NET improvements in the future. This .NET update does not contain anything new and will be available under Settings > Windows Update > Advanced settings > Optional updates. If you have problems finding or installing this update, please send your feedback through the Feedback Hub.
- We’ve been working to add more valuable content to the Featured section of Start and are excited to introduce a new type of content: websites. In the first phase, we’ll recommend common sites based on your region or browsing history to help you easily return to the sites you care about. This can be controlled by right-clicking on a site and choosing to remove that site individually or stop showing all recommended sites 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 specified under Settings > Personalization > Taskbar in the Taskbar Behavior section. You can also right-click on the taskbar to quickly access the taskbar settings. We’re starting to roll out this change, so 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 performance of your files in Windows.
- Changed the touch keyboard icon setting under Settings > Personalization > Taskbar from being a toggle to now a drop-down menu where you can choose Never, Always, or When no keyboard is connected.
- We include two new keyboard layouts in this volume. 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 necessary characters in the French language. They also include support for all EU Latin languages as well as Greek letters and a wide range of scientific, mathematical and financial symbols. To enable any of these layouts, go to Settings > Time & Language > Language & Region and select Language Settings under the ellipses for the language you want to use this keyboard with. On the Settings page, select “Add Keyboard” and find the new keyboard layouts “French (Default, AZERTY)” or “French (Default, BÉPO)”. The previous AZERTY layout now appears as (Legacy, AZERTY).
- We improved Emoji search for Japanese and Simplified Chinese by properly handling Kana/Kanji and Pinyin in the emoji panel.
Microsoft has also fixed many bugs in this update. You can check for bug fixes and known issues on the official site by going here.
The new Windows 11 update 25247 is available to users in the Dev Channel. So if you have signed up for 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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