Microsoft has released Build 23601 to Windows 11 Dev channel Insiders. The update boasts a range of new features centered on Windows 365, the Cloud PC service that allows users to stream their Windows experience from the Microsoft cloud to any device. This build ensures that both the Local PC and Cloud PC are on the same version to utilize the new functionalities.
One of the key improvements is the introduction of a personal mode for the Windows 365 Boot. Users can now boot directly to their Windows 365 Cloud PC from a company-owned device with seamless password-less authentication methods like Windows Hello for Business. The personal mode also enables fast profile switching, a personalized login experience with display pictures, and the capability to remember usernames.
To further personalize and secure the user experience, shared mode now allows the inclusion of customized company branding during the login process, adjustable via Intune.
New Features and User Experience Updates
Building on the commitment to enhance user experience, the new update introduces a series of improvements to Windows 365 Switch, the tool that facilitates the transition between a local PC and Cloud PC. Users now benefit from an improved disconnect experience and desktop indicators, easing identification of which PC they are interacting with at any moment.
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Additionally, screen casting features in Windows 11 have been refined for better user education and discoverability, allowing a seamless wireless display extension to a wide variety of screens, including TVs and external monitors.
New adjustments to the widgets board settings have also been made, allowing users to select different accounts for their Microsoft Start powered widgets and feeds, ensuring a more personalized experience that is not limited by geographical region.
Updates, Fixes, and Known Issues
As a part of the update, Microsoft has made changes and improvements across various system components such as Copilot in Windows, Windows Share, and Narrator. A list of fixes addressing issues with the Start menu, File Explorer, Taskbar, Task Manager, and Settings has been released, enhancing the stability and performance of the operating system.
However, as with most software updates, there are known issues that are being addressed, including concerns within Copilot in Windows and Widgets. Insiders are encouraged to contribute feedback to the Feedback Hub to support the ongoing development and refinement of the Windows 11 experience.
Users interested in exploring the full extent of the updates and changes can access the official Microsoft blog post for detailed insights into the latest release. As Microsoft continues to receive and integrate user feedback, the full deployment of these enhancements may vary in timing, ensuring a well-tested and satisfactory update for all Windows 11 Dev channel Insiders.