Microsoft today is releasing Windows 11 preview build 22000.168 to Insiders in the Dev and Beta Channels. Here’s what to expect.
Microsoft today is releasing Windows 11 preview build 22000.168 to Insiders in the Dev and Beta Channels. This build follows last week’s build 22000.160 which included improvements and a new Clock app. Today’s release includes a number of fixes and improvements and a new Microsoft 365 Widget (for users signed into AAD accounts). Here is a look at what else is new with this build.
Windows 11 Preview Build 22000.168
Important: Microsoft notes that Insiders might want to switch Insider channels as development moves forward. Releases to the Dev channel are about to become a lot less stable. For more on that, read our step-by-step instructions on how to switch Insider channels on Windows 11.
Note: Microsoft has also released a new updated PC Health Check app for Windows Insiders.
Here is the list of the changes and improvements to expect:
- We are delighted to announce Chat with Microsoft Teams now supports multiple languages. Starting today, you can use Chat app either with OS language setting and/or independent Teams Language setting. Chat with Microsoft Teams will support following languages: Albanian, Arabic, Azerbaijani, Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (UK), English US, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, French (Canada), Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Norwegian (Bokmal), Norwegian (Nynorsk), Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Serbian Latin, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Mexico), Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Valencian, Vietnamese, and Welsh.
- We’re introducing the new Microsoft 365 Widget! This widget brings relevant documents, news and meeting recordings (with more to come!) to enterprise users. This widget will only be available if you are signed in with your AAD account on your PC running Windows 11. In a time when information overload is a major concern for most workers, this personalized list will help users stay on top of their work and find the information they need with ease. To check it out just open widgets and click the “Add Widgets” button and select the Microsoft 365 Widget. We hope you love it!
And this is the list of fixes to various features included with Windows 11:
- We’ve addressed an underlying issue in the last couple flights for pen enabled devices that was resulting in Search getting into a state where it wasn’t possible to launch apps from the results.
- We fixed an issue where typing certain phrases into the search box in Settings were crashing Settings sometimes.
- When using the Family widget, you should no longer unexpectedly see a message saying ‘connect a device to see screen time activity’ despite there being available activity to display.
- Chat from Microsoft Teams:
- We fixed the issue where sometimes videos would freeze or display a black image during video calls.
- We also fixed the issue where if you switched between calls, the previous call is not automatically put on hold, so audio and video streams continue with both calls.
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.
And more on this build’s full list of changes, known issues, and workarounds, make sure to read Microsoft’s full blog post.