Microsoft Releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25227 with Update Management Improvements

Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25227

Microsoft has rolled out Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25227 to Dev Channel Windows Insiders. The build includes enhancements for update management for IT administrators and several changes and improvements. The Redmond-based software giant has also pushed a Microsoft Store update with pop-up trailers for games and movies.

The Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25227 has integrated update management improvements. This is to ensure consistent and predictable timing of restarts for Windows updates. The deadline calculation for both quality and feature updates is now based on the client’s update scan initially discovered the update. Prior to the release of the update, the Deadline was calculated based on the release date of the update for quality updates and the reboot pending date for feature updates. The default values for feature updates has been changed to 2 for Update/ConfigureDeadlineForFeatureUpdates and 7 for Update/ConfigureDeadlineGraceperiodForFeatureUpdate respectively.

The Start menu has been updated in such a way that Windows Insiders will view badging on their user profile informing them of the actions that need to be taken. The position of the header has been changed on the Widgets board. The addition of monoline icons provides consistent, clean, and accessible icons to communicate action and features with simple visuals for users.

The usage of clipboard history on password fields is now available to all Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. The Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25227 has introduced pop-up trailers for games and movies. The build is available for all customers who work with Windows 11. The update also includes several bug fixes and improvements related to all parameters such as Start menu, Taskbar, Tablet-optimized Taskbar, and much more.

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