Microsoft Throws Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25158 To Dev Channel Windows Insiders

Microsoft has announced the release of Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25158 to the Dev Channel Windows Insiders. The Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25159 has introduced notification badging with Widgets. The latest build also includes several changes and improvements including bug fixes. The update brings dynamic widgets content to the Windows 11 Taskbar with notification badging for Widgets. A banner will appear at the top of the board when you navigate to the Widgets. This provides additional information on what prompted the notification badge. The update has been rolled out in a phased manner for all Windows Insiders and it will take some time for the update to hit your devices.

After the installation of Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25159, you will notice an upgraded search icon on the Taskbar. However, the visual treatment for search on the Taskbar will vary depending upon each Insider.

Windows 11 Search Taskbar Upgraded

If you are unable to view any changes, then you can expect the new update soon because Microsoft often pushes the updates in a phased manner. This feature will be available only for Dev channel Windows Insiders. Microsoft is gathering feedback from Windows Insiders via Feedback Hub.

Microsoft has introduced DNS over TLS testing for Windows DNS client query protection. It is to be noted that DoT is another protocol in addition to DNS over HTTPS, which is already supported in Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022. This setup requires command line usage and is recommended for advanced networking users. The Nyala font has been update to provide support syllables for the Gurage language orthography from the Ethiopic Extended-B Unicode range. The Ethiopic kerning has been revised and replaced to fix gaps and errors in earlier implementation to improve the overall texture of text in Ethiopic languages.

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The Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25159 has resolved an issue that causes some Windows Insiders to experience bugchecks with the error message KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED in NetAdapterCx.sys in recent flights. The update has fixed an issue that was leading few PCs hanging at black screen while resuming from a low power state in recent flights. The update has resolved an issue that impacts performance across Windows experiences in the last few flights. If the Mica material and Acrylic blur effect rendered incorrectly in Start menu, Notification Center, and other areas, then the problem has been resolved.

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