Microsoft has recently released new versions of Windows 11 for Insiders on the Beta and Release Preview channels. Insiders testing the build 22631.2048 on the Beta channel will notice that the operating system is now labeled as “version 23H2,” which is the next annual update for Windows 11.
In a blog post for IT Professionals, Microsoft announced that Windows 11 version 23H2 will share the same codebase as version 22H2 of the OS. As a result, it will be available to download as an enablement package, following the same delivery process used for Windows 10 versions 21H2 and 22H2.
Now, let’s focus on what this means for Windows Insiders. Testers in the Beta Channel with new features turned on by default are now testing Windows 11 version 23H2, as indicated in the build 22631.2048. This build introduces the new Gallery view in File Explorer, which was previously rolled out to the Dev Channel and Canary channel.
Additionally, Microsoft is rolling out an update to the Paint app for all Beta Channel testers. This update includes support for dark mode, improvements to zoom controls, and access key and keyboard shortcuts. The Paint update was previously made available to Insiders on the Canary and Dev Channels.
For Windows 11 Insiders on the Release Preview channel, Microsoft is releasing the 22H2 build 22621.2066 and the 21H2 build 22000.2243. These builds bring various fixes and improvements, but no new features.
In summary, Microsoft is actively updating and improving Windows 11 based on Insiders’ feedback. The new releases introduce valuable features and enhancements, ensuring a better user experience for Windows 11 users.
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