Microsoft Releases Windows 11 Build 22000.132

Microsoft is releasing preview build 22000.132 to Insiders in the Dev and Beta Channels today. It includes fixes as well as updated apps.

Microsoft today is releasing Windows 11 preview build 22000.132 to Insiders in the Dev and Beta channels. This release follows build 22000.120. There isn’t much in the way of new features for the OS itself, but apps are getting updates. This includes the Snipping Tool, Calculator, and Mail & Calendar. Here is a look at what you can expect in this latest release for Insiders.

Windows 11 Preview Build 22000.132

Windows 11 build 22000-132

Here is the list of changes and improvements in today’s new build:

  • Chat from Microsoft Teams is now available for Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel. We’re also excited to begin rolling out one-to-one and group audio and video calling, with many of the features that you’ve come to expect. You can create and join meetings. You can toggle your microphone and camera on or off and choose your preferred speakers, mic, and camera with device settings. You can manage meeting information and options. You can share your screen, see the roster of participants, admit meeting participants from the lobby, chat and see people’s video in a gallery view. We’re excited to bring this experience to a growing network of people!
  • The new Snipping Tool for Windows 11, updated Calculator app, and updated Mail and Calendar apps are rolling out to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel – see this blog post here for details!
New Snipping Tool Microsoft

The new revamped Snipping Tool for Windows 11. You can read more about refinements to the Calendar & Mail app and Calculator here.

And here is the list of fixes included for various features of Windows 11:

  • Search:
    • Did some work to address a scenario where the recent searches list displayed when hovering over the Search icon in the Taskbar was unexpectedly blank.
  • Widgets:
    • We fixed the issue where launching links from the widgets board wasn’t always invoking apps to the foreground.
    • Clicking the widgets icon in the Taskbar should open it on the correct monitor now.
  • Windows Sandbox:
    • The Taskbar (Explorer.exe) should no longer repeatedly crash inside of Windows Sandbox.
  • Other:
    • Addressed an issue leading to some Insiders experiencing a bug check when attempting to roll back in the previous flight.
    • Mitigated an issue that was making certain games go unresponsive after pressing the Enter key.
    • Fixed an issue where the “location in use” indicator icon wasn’t showing up in the Taskbar when it should have been.

Windows 11 Insider Builds

Remember that Windows 11 is still in the beta or preview stage. These builds are not meant for inexperienced users. They are also not meant to run on your primary production machine. Insider builds contain many known stability issues that can cause your system to become unstable or even crash.

This is the reason it’s only being offered to members of the Windows Insider Program. When the final build is ready for the public, it will be preinstalled on new PCs.  Then it will be available for users with eligible PCs in the first part of 2022.

If you want to check it out and start testing it now, read our article on how to download and install Windows 11.

And more on this build’s full list of changes, known issues, and workarounds, make sure to read Microsoft’s full blog post.

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