Windows 11 Beta Channel builds 22621.870 and 22623.870 released

Kip Kniskern

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Microsoft has released another set of Windows 11 Beta Channel releases, 22621.870 and 22623.870. As a refresher, the 22621.x builds have features turned off by default, and 22623.x builds have new features rolling out.

Included in 22623.870 are a new Narrator Braille Driver Solution, which allows for switching between 3rd party screen readers and Narrator with Narrator automatically changing Braille drivers. There’s a bit of work involved to get this configured, check out the blog post for more. Task Manager is now included in the context menu when right clicking on the taskbar, too.

Coming for both builds are three new improvements:

  • New! We added improvements to the Microsoft Account experience in Settings. For instance, you can manage your Microsoft One Drive subscription and related storage alerts.
  • New! We added a new consent form for those of you enrolled in Windows Hello Face and Fingerprint. You have new choices for your biometric data. You can keep storing your biometric data or open Settings to delete the data if you have not used your face or fingerprint for authentication in over 365 days. You also have these options if you upgraded to Windows 11 and have not yet seen the new Hello Learn More Privacy text.
  • New! We enhanced search visual treatments on the taskbar to improve discoverability. This is available to a small audience initially and deploys more broadly in the months that follow. Some devices might notice different visual treatments as we gather feedback. To learn more about why you might be seeing these changes, see Search for anything, anywhere.

… along with another list of fixes. Be sure to check out the blog post for all the details.