Windows Insiders discovered yesterday that they could no longer update the Dev channel builds on unsupported hardware and VM guests, and that update has now also arrived to the Beta channel.
Build released to Dev channel fixes underlying issues with Start menu
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Microsoft has released Windows 11 Dev channel build 22458 that adds a new 'Sign-in options' link to the power menu in Start. There are also a bunch of bug fixes and known issues, as usual.
Along with the Dev channel build, Microsoft has released Windows 11 Beta channel build 22000.184. Frustratingly, the issues with the Taskbar and Start menu not working are still there in some cases.
Microsoft is finally moving Dev channel Insiders to a new development branch with the release of Windows 11 build 22449. It brings a bunch of UI and usability improvements and a lot of fixes.
Microsoft has confirmed that unsupported PCs on Dev channel will continue receiving cumulative updates till Windows 11 general availability, post which they will need to roll back to Windows 10.
Microsoft is rolling out Windows 11 build 22000.168 to the Beta and Dev channels today. This build adds a new Microsoft 365 widget for enterprise users, among other bug fixes and more.
As yet another seven days have elapsed, it's time to recap the Microsoft news of the week. Catch up on the GA of Windows 365, the AoE IV closed beta, and more, via our handy overview.
As expected, Microsoft has recommended that organizations start preparing for their eventual transition to Windows 11. It has outlined a series of steps to follow for a seamless transition.
Microsoft released a cumulative update for Dev channel users for testing the servicing pipeline, bringing build 21382.1000. However, it might not install for some users on the first attempt.
As usual, quit a few things happened in the world of Microsoft this week. Patch Tuesday came and went, as did the company's dual-screen focused Developer Day event, and more. Catch up below.
Invitations for the latest Alpha release began rolling out a few days back. This process should be finished by January 27, after which build access emails will start to be sent out.
There's a bunch of stuff this week in regards to Microsoft Flight Simulator to get excited about. This includes an updated development roadmap, a new Feature Discovery Series episode, and plenty more.
The first development update for Microsoft Flight Simulator this year has been revealed. This week's update covers news regarding Tech Alpha 1, Tech Alpha 2, and community feedback.
Microsoft has described the experience of visiting its aircraft partner CubCrafters in regards to the development of Flight Simulator. Tech Alpha 2 recruitment has now been closed as well.
A lot has happened this past week, including the expected Patch Tuesday, and the unexpected departure of Dona Sarkar as head of the Windows Insider Program. Be sure to catch up on the news below.
A number of things happened this past week, including but not limited to a healthy helping of cumulative updates, enhancements to Power BI, and even more xCloud details. Be sure to catch up below.
Microsoft has recently pushed out a new update to the Feedback Hub for Insiders on the Fast and Skip Ahead rings. It brings with it a new design, an Objectives tab and expanded settings options.
Though a bit quiet as compared to other weeks, the past seven days have yielded a new 20H1 build and two 19H2 builds, some Dynamics 365 enhancements, and even AI news. Be sure to catch up below.
E3 2019 took place this past week, and Microsoft was there, as usual, to showcase a number of first- and third-party games. We also got some Patch Tuesday news, and more. Catch up below.
As another week's gone by, we should take a look at exactly what's happened these past seven days. 19H1 is nearing RTM, MCC is slowly arriving on PC, and much, much more. Be sure to catch up below.
Quite a bit has happened this past week, including the announcement of Halo: MCC coming to PC, a number of Insider builds and Patch Tuesday updated, and more. Be sure to catch up below.
Microsoft's Dona Sarkar earlier took to Twitter to announce that the reason behind the lack of new builds in the Slow ring is because anti-cheat protections for certain games are causing a GSOD.
These past seven days have been quite big for Microsoft's gaming organization, which underwent a name change. Insider previews and app updates were present, as always. Be sure to catch up below.
Seven more days have passed, and Microsoft's been busy during that time. FY19 Q2 results, Skip Ahead, a bunch of game additions, and a whole lot more can be found in the handy roundup below.
The Windows Insider Program is possibly the largest beta test of its kind, but its incredible success may also be part of the reason behind Microsoft's recent mishaps with Windows development.
It's yet again that time of the week when we look back at just what on earth Microsoft announced in the past seven days. Builds, games, app updates, and more are all in the handy guide below.
In the latest update for Screen Sketch - Microsoft's Snipping Tool replacement -, the app has been renamed to Snip & Sketch. Additional screen capturing options have been introduced as well.
As expected, more news from the Redmond giant has surfaced these past seven days. Details about games, Windows 10 updates, and upcoming hardware, all of them encapsulated in the handy guide below.
As usual, there's been a steady influx of news coming from the Redmond campus, from gaming to productivity and everything in-between. Be sure to catch up with our handy guide below.
Following the release of build 17110 into the Fast ring, many users reported their Store app as missing or broken. An unofficial fix has now been detailed on Microsoft's support forum for Insiders.
The head of Microsoft's Insider Program, Dona Sarkar, in an interview talks about a new roadmap for the future of the Insider Program, known as WIP 2020, and the changes that will result from it.
An apparent bug is causing Windows 10 S users enrolled in the Fast Ring of the Insider Program to receive builds labeled as Windows 10 Pro. This only seems to be a labeling issue, however.
As we draw closer to the launch of the Fall Creators Update, Microsoft is rapidly pushing builds. Just 4 days after pushing Build 16296 to the Fast Ring, it is now available on the Slow ring.
A mere two days after the last one, Microsoft has pushed out Build 16296 to Windows Insider on the Fast Ring (not Skip Ahead), containing some fixes to the OS but no new feature updates.
Alongside the public Insider Program available to all Microsoft enthusiasts, the company recently revealed details of the program's internal equivalent for employees: Microsoft Elite.
Joining Windows for PCs and Mobile, Office, Skype and Visual Studio, Windows Server is the latest to be integrated into the Insider Program. Preview builds are expected to be available "this summer".
Microsoft has made available the latest build in its Visual Studio Preview program. Version 15.2 26412.01 brings to TypeScript, CMake, Team Explorer, F# tools, development in Unity and more.
New versions of Office 2016 Insider Fast level builds will include the Editor pane, replacing the Proofing pane, to assist with document proofing by providing contextual information and suggestions.
Microsoft has fixed the issue that was keeping users of Huawei's MateBook from installing Windows 10 builds from the Development Branch. Signing up for the Fast ring will now install build 14915.
After disclosing statistics about Windows 10 usage yesterday, Microsoft has revealed some figures about its Insider Program as well, including a few nifty rewards for those enrolled.