Version 22579 of the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build, for this week, is now being distributed. Compared to the earlier builds, the latest Windows 11 update for the Dev channel doesn’t bring in many changes, but there are a few to note. Here are the new things.
Windows Insider Preview Build 22579: What s New
For IT administrators, this BitLocker update in the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build excludes USB portable drives from encryption. According to reports, this will stop removable storage devices like video cameras, voice recorders, conferencing systems, medical equipment, and many more from accidentally encrypting data.
The steps to exclude storage from encryption have been made public by Microsoft. The BitLocker Exclusion list Policy in Intune can be configured by gathering all the device IDs that need to be excluded. To get a better understanding, you can follow and check out the processes in full.
The upgrade also includes the release of fresh ISO images. Users will be able to easily cleanly install Windows 11 thanks to this. The Windows 11 ISOs are available for download from here.
Windows 11 now adds the option to rename the Start Menu folders in addition to the earlier update’s ability to add apps to those folders. To do this, all you need to do is create one, click on it, choose Edit Name, and you’re done.
The update also contains enhanced multi-finger touch gestures, including a three-finger gesture (swipe left or right) to navigate between recently used windows, as well as site suggestions for the Get Started app to pin these websites to the taskbar.
There have also been other modifications, such as the addition of the Run New Task button to all Task Manager pages, the Win32 apps’ transition to Windows 11, the Fluent design of the Magnifier and the on-screen keyboard, and more. Numerous bug fixes are also included in release 22579.
Just to be clear, this update is for Dev Channel Insiders only and is just for Windows 11 Preview users. Keep checking back for details on any upgrades of this nature as it is unclear when it will reach all users.