A new 25227 build of Windows 11 has been released for Windows Insiders. This build comes with new feature experiments including badging on the Start menu, and new positions of the header with new icons for the Widgets board and more. In addition, Windows 11 now supports WinAppSDK 1.2 preview 2 to allow developers to ship widgets from Win32 apps through the Windows Store.
This build 25227 also fixes a variety of bugs including not be able to to upgrade to recent Dev Channel builds, with error 0xC1900101. Other fixes includes for example, some image editing programs did not render colors correctly on HDR displays.
Another bug prevented the volume icon from being displayed correctly in the taskbar. It also prevented the touch keyboard from appearing on the lock screen, unless the user turned off the MSA. The build also includes a number of bug fixes, including a fix for audio that stops after a minute.
Other notable features of the build 25227 include the Start menu’s new center location and the ability to group pinned apps together. Users can also find recently opened files in OneDrive on the taskbar. The taskbar has also been redesigned and now includes buttons for quick settings and notifications.
In addition to improving the user experience, Windows 11 also improves security by making the operating system more resilient to attacks. Microsoft has also updated its Windows Defender for Endpoint software, making it better able to identify and intercept advanced threats.
Additionally, storage replication over congested and low-bandwidth networks has been improved. A number of bugs have also been fixed, including the ability to use tablet mode on non-touchscreen devices. Finally, Edge is now more responsive in IE mode.