Microsoft released today two new Windows 11 preview builds for Insiders on the Canary and Dev Channel. However, the changes are once again quite minor across both channels.
The Windows 11 Canary build 25951 introduces two new features for IT pros: The SMB client now supports blocking NTLM for remote outbound connections, and the SMB server now supports controlling which SMB 2 and 3 dialects it will negotiate. These two features can be configured with Group Policy and PowerShell.
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The release notes for this build also mention that the network flyout on the Lock screen has been updated to better match the UI of the network flyout from Quick Settings. Lastly, Microsoft is investigating a known issue causing the print queue to no longer be accessible on this build.
In the build 23545 for Dev Channel Insiders, Microsoft is experimenting with different behaviors when clicking on the search highlight gleam in the search box. “In some cases, clicking on the gleam will take you to a Bing.com page for the search highlight. A tooltip will always be shown for the search highlight gleam when hovering over the search box,” the Windows Insider team explained.
This build also introduces a change to the system-level Share window: Insiders signed in with an Azure AD account will now see Microsoft Teams contacts on this window. For Nearby share scenarios, this new build also lets Insiders easily change the name of their device in Settings > System > Nearby sharing.
The build 23545 also includes various bug fixes for the new version of File Explorer, which is still quite buggy. An issue that was causing Search to sometimes not launch has also been fixed.
If you missed it yesterday, Microsoft also released two new builds for the Beta Channel. There’s a new Focus session widget and more inbox apps can now be uninstalled including Camera, Photos, and People.