Recently, Microsoft released the Windows 11 22H2 October 2022 update that brings some new features. The Windows 10 22H2 ISO download link also leaked online. According to the latest report, Microsoft earlier introduced the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25217 to Dev Channel. In this update, Microsoft fixed so many issues and also investigated reports of a few different apps having started crashing in recent builds.
Now, the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25217 ISO image download link is available.
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Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25217 Release Notes:
- Developers can start building and testing 3rd party widgets on the latest Insider Preview builds in the Dev Channel and the WinAppSDK 1.2 preview 2 release. Details and links are below.
- This build includes a few input-related changes and fixes.
- Some Insiders are seeing a sneak peek of a new video calling experience for Chat on Windows 11. Details below.
- We are beginning to roll out a Microsoft Store update that includes a few improvements including highlight games included with Game Pass.
- Developers with packaged Win32 apps will be able to create and test 3rd party widgets locally if their machine is running in Developer Mode under Settings > Privacy & security > For developers. Developers will also need to be on the latest Insider Preview build from the Dev Channel to get the necessary update for the Widgets Board (version 521.20060.1205.0 or higher). For more information on widgets including prerequisites please see Widget Design Docs and Widget Dev Docs.
- 3rd party widgets can only be tested locally on the latest Insider Preview builds from the Dev Channel for this preview release. Once WinAppSDK 1.2 GA is out, users on released versions of Windows 11 can begin acquiring 3rd party widgets via the Microsoft Store for shipped versions of their app.
- Support for 3rd party PWA widgets will also be coming as part of a future Microsoft Edge release.
Changes and Improvements
- We began rolling out the new Tamil Anjal keyboard for the Tamil language with Build 25179 and starting today, it is now available to all Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. To add it, make sure Tamil (Singapore), Tamil (Malaysia), Tamil (Sri Lanka), or Tamil (India) is listed under Settings > Time & Language > Language & Region, and then click the “…” next to the language, select Language Options, and add Tamil Anjal (QWERTY) to the list of keyboards.
- We have disabled the new touch keyboard setting that first began rolling out to Windows Insiders in Build 25188 for now. We hope to bring this feature back in the future after further refinement of the design. As we’ve mentioned previously, features we try out in the Dev or Beta Channels may not always ship.
NOTE: These fixes will only show if the tablet-optimized taskbar (documented here) is enabled on your device. The tablet-optimized taskbar is still rolling out to Windows Insiders and is not yet available for everyone.
- We fixed the issue causing the taskbar to sometimes collapse when it should be expanded if there are no running windows on the desktop.
- We fixed an issue that would occur when using the left or right edge gestures resulting in the Widgets or Notification Center (respectively) overlapping with or looking truncated by the taskbar.
- Fixed an issue that was causing the tablet-optimized taskbar to crash explorer.exe while switching apps.
- Fixed an issue that was causing the tablet-optimized taskbar to crash explorer.exe if you entered the overflow flyout.
- Fixed an issue where the close button for window preview thumbnails in Task View was drawing slightly outside the bounds of the thumbnail.
- Fixed an issue where when switching between windows in recent builds you might see the entire window flash black for a frame while rendering.
- Fixed an issue causing Miracast video quality to be very slow and stuttering on recent flights despite having a solid internet connection.
[System Tray Updates]
NOTE: These fixes will only show if System Tray Updates (documented here) are enabled on your device. The tablet-optimized taskbar is still rolling out to Windows Insiders and is not yet available for everyone.
- Fixed an issue so that Quick Settings items can now be rearranged with touch again.
- Fixed an issue under Network and Internet > Advanced Network Settings, where certain networks were displaying the wrong link speed.
- Fixed an issue where the remote desktop on ARM64 PCs was unexpectedly not using UDP and only TCP.
- We’re looking into reports that audio stopped working for some Insiders after upgrading to the latest flights.
- We’re investigating reports of a few different apps having started crashing in recent builds.
- We’re investigating reports that various UI elements in apps appear to be disappearing and reappearing sometimes in recent builds.
- The taskbar sometimes flashes when transitioning between desktop posture and tablet posture.
- The taskbar takes longer than expected to transition to the touch-optimized version when switching between desktop posture and tablet posture.
- When using the bottom right edge gesture to see Quick Settings, the taskbar sometimes stays stuck in the expanded state, instead of dismissing to the collapsed state.
- In right-to-left display languages like Arabic, content animates out of view before the widgets board resizes when clicking to an expanded view of the widgets board.
- Notification badge numbers may appear misaligned on the taskbar.
You can download the latest Windows Insider SDK at aka.ms/windowsinsidersdk.
SDK NuGet packages are now also flighting at NuGet Gallery | WindowsSDK which include:
- .NET TFM packages for use in .NET apps as described at ms/windowsinsidersdk
- C++ packages for Win32 headers and libs per architecture
- BuildTools package when you just need tools like MakeAppx.exe, MakePri.exe, and SignTool.exe