Latest Windows 11 Insider Dev Channel build comes in at 23521

Kip Kniskern

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Along with a new set of Beta Channel builds, Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider build 23521 to the Dev Channel. This build includes the public preview of Windows 365 Switch (also now available in Beta Channel build 22631.2191), which allows you to quickly switch from your local desktop to a Windows 365 cloud device quickly and easily. This build also updates Windows Copilot to enable it without having to enable via Group Policy Editor.

Build 23521 also includes some new taskbar settings:

  • To make it easier to enable never combined mode on the taskbar, we have updated the settings. You can turn never combined mode on by simply adjusting “Combine taskbar buttons and hide labels” to always. And we provide a separate setting for turning this on for other taskbars (multiple monitor scenarios for example).

In addition, the Task Manager settings page has been updated “to match the design principles of Windows 11,” there are some updates to dynamic lighting, Windows Spotlight may be enabled after an OS update, but you can turn it off and this behavior won’t happen in future builds, Windows Search now uses the Microsoft Bing Search app to return web content and search results, but users in the European Economic Area can enable other Microsoft Store apps to return search results, and again for the EEA, “Windows will now require consent to share data between Windows and other signed-in Microsoft services.”

There’s more, make sure to check out the blog post for all the details.