Microsoft has released the third official build of Windows 11 and, sure enough, the major build number is unchanged and it brings only a handful of small refinements. So it’s pretty clear that Windows 11 is “complete,” in the sense that all major work is done, and that we’ll only be seeing small changes—plus the eventual release of a few promised but still missing new features—going forward.
The minor refinements we see in this build include:
Entertainment widget. The first feature that most Windows 11 users will immediately disable, Widgets, has a new entertainment widget that will display new and featured movie titles available in the Microsoft Store.
Context menu improvements. The context menus in Windows 11 have been updated to use the Acrylic material.
Taskbar previews improvements. The thumbnail previews you see when you mouse-over open apps on the taskbar have been updated to reflect the new visual design provided by Windows 11.
And that’s it. Beyond those, Microsoft has also fixed numerous bugs across the system. As with the previous update, this is a tiny install that does require a reboot but can be completed in just several minutes. Let’s all hope this is the way most Windows 11 updates will be going forward. What a difference.