Microsoft is revamping Windows 11 build delivery to Beta Channel insiders – an interesting change that could help Redmond tracks its users’ feedback.
Starting with recently-released Build 22635.2419, all Beta Channel insiders will be on the same build, but new features will be enabled gradually using Controlled Feature Rollout (CFR) technology.
This also means that Beta channel insiders will no longer see a build number split. Instead, the revision number will be incremented with each weekly update. For example, build 22635.2419 is the revision number for this week’s flight.
Moving on, the Redmond-based tech giant says it will clearly communicate which changes are being rolled out to insiders who have opted in to get the latest updates early, and which changes are being rolled out to everyone in the Beta Channel to make it easier to track changes.
To celebrate the 9-year anniversary of the Windows Insider Program, Microsoft is releasing two new special desktop backgrounds for insiders to download and use with Insider Preview builds — with downloadable badge in the Feedback Hub.
Speaking of the build, Microsoft improves its users’ experience on the new Windows Ink, brings new icon for Copilot in Windows to the taskbar, and fixes several performance issues.