As expected, Microsoft has split the Dev and Beta Windows Insider channels again as the latest Windows 11 22H2 release gets closer to “rtm,” and the Dev channel begins to move on with an eye toward future releases.
First up is the Beta Channel release, build 22621. ISOs are available for this build, and the build includes a short list of fixes including improved voice activation detection, a File Explorer issue affecting Google Drive, a Taskbar crashing issue, and a Smart App Control issue, along with some continued known issues with live captions.
Build 25115, which is the new Dev Channel build with the requisite jump in build numbers (remember that if you take this build, you won’t be able to go back to the Beta Channel without a full reinstall).
The build includes a new “inline suggested actions” feature:
Windows Insiders can try out a new feature in this build for making everyday tasks quicker in Windows 11 through inline suggested actions. When you copy a date, time, or phone number, Windows will suggest actions relevant to you such as creating calendar events or making phone calls with your favorite apps.
- On copying a phone number, Windows will pop up an inline light dismissible UI that suggests ways to call the phone number using Teams or other installed apps that offer click-to-dial call functions.
- On copying a date and/or time, Windows will pop up an inline light dismissible UI that suggests creating the event using supported calendar apps. Upon user selection of preference, the app is launched with its corresponding calendar event creation page with auto filled date and/or time.
Along with the same list of fixes and known issues present in 22621 (above), 25115 includes one new caveat for gamers:
- [NEW] Some games that use Easy Anti-Cheat may crash or cause your PC to bugcheck.
25115 is not available for ARM64 PCs.
Are you planning on moving forward with the Dev Channel or sticking with Beta? Let us know in the comments below.