December 8, 2023

Microsoft is transitioning the Beta channel of the Home windows 11 Insider Preview program to a single construct quantity for every launch. However don’t fear, it’ll proceed to bifurcate the Beta channel artificially by delivering new options utilizing its Managed Characteristic Rollout (CFR) expertise.

The newest Beta channel construct is 22635.2419 (KB5031463), and it will likely be supplied through an enablement bundle (eKB) to all customers with PCs enrolled in that channel. Those that want to get new options “progressively” (actually, randomly) ought to allow the “Get the newest updates as quickly as doable” swap in Home windows Replace. And those that don’t shouldn’t be within the Insider Program within the first place.

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Principally, not a lot has modified. As a substitute of getting two Beta channel builds, there’ll now be one construct, with some customers getting new options (through that toggle) and a few not. Over time, all new options launched to this channel will seem for everybody, however those that allow that toggle will normally get them extra rapidly.

All this stated, as we speak’s construct comes with no new options. It’s simply there to get everybody on the identical construct quantity. However in case you are within the Beta channel and have been getting the “no new options” construct, you’ll begin seeing options seem over time that had been made obtainable earlier, just like the Home windows Ink within the shell and the brand new Copilot icon within the Taskbar.

And there are some fixes, together with one more spherical of bug fixes for my nemesis File Explorer. You may count on that work to proceed effectively into the longer term, however any step ahead for reliability is appreciated.