After making Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.100 available to those who are part of the Dev Channel last week, Microsoft seems to be pretty confident in this new update.
In fact, it’s so confident that this is now the first build to have been made available to the more stable Beta Channel.
Traditionally, the Beta Channel has been used as a way to give people a way to test new updates without living on the bleeding edge that is the Dev Channel. Updates are more refined on the Beta Channel, with this new move suggesting that Microsoft has plenty of confidence in this build.
This particular release comes with a whole suite of changes and improvements, but that doesn’t mean that there are no issues to be aware of. Strange problems like the inability to enter text into the Search bar on the Start menu might pop up, while the Taskbar will “will sometimes flicker when switching input methods.”
There are tons more examples of rough edges to keep in mind, too.
That being said, all of this is to be expected. This release is a beta after all, and while it’s been deemed stable enough to have outgrown the Dev Channel, that by no means suggests it’s anywhere near completion. Install this release with care — and be ready for bugs!
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