Microsoft has recently released two new builds of Windows 11 for testers on the Canary and Dev Channel. The Canary build 25977 includes improvements in accessibility with Bluetooth LE Audio and introduces a new option to control app access to Wi-Fi networks. On the other hand, the Dev build 23570 brings multiple monitor support for Windows Copilot and addresses a few bug fixes.
In the Canary build 25977, Insiders can now easily pair, stream audio, and take calls on hearing aids with Bluetooth LE Audio if their device supports the new Bluetooth Low Energy Audio standard. The Windows Insider team has also mentioned that upcoming flights will introduce additional capabilities for the hearing aids experience on Windows, such as controlling audio presets within Windows settings.
Additionally, the Canary build 25977 introduces new location access prompts when apps attempt to access your location or Wi-Fi information. Users can now go to Settings > Privacy & security > Location to choose which apps can access the list of Wi-Fi networks in their vicinity, which can be used by apps to determine their location.
Another notable feature in this build is SMB over QUIC client access control, which enhances the existing alternative to TCP network transport. Administrators now have the option to restrict which clients can access SMB over QUIC servers, providing organizations with additional SMB over QUIC connection protections without impacting the Windows authentication or end user experience.
Moving on to the Dev build 23570, users can now access Windows Copilot on multiple monitors by simply clicking the Copilot shortcut on the taskbar of the desired monitor. If the Win +C command is used to summon the AI assistant, it will appear on the last monitor where it was utilized.
In terms of bug fixes, this build addresses issues that could cause the operating system to hang when opening File Explorer. Furthermore, a bug causing search to crash on the taskbar in recent builds has been resolved.
For users of the Xbox Game Bar, an app update through the Microsoft Store will change the app’s name to “Game Bar.” This change is being rolled out to Insiders on the Canary Channel.
Overall, these new builds of Windows 11 offer various improvements in accessibility, multiple monitor support, bug fixes, and app updates. Windows Insiders can expect enhanced features and a more stable operating system experience.