Microsoft has released the first Windows 11 Insider Preview build of 2022. The Windows 11 Insider Preview build 22526 has started rolling out to users in the Dev Channel. For those who don’t know, it is for testing new Windows features and may (or may not) become part of the stable version for the general users. Here are all the new features that have been introduced.
Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22526 Released
The new version of Windows 11 Insider Preview does not bring major features and changes, but there is one specific addition that will catch the attention of many people. Windows 11 Insider Build 22526 supports broadband voice when using Apple’s AirPods, AirPods Pro or AirPods Pro Max. This will improve the overall sound quality, especially during calls.
The update also shows the Windows 11 ALT + TABs as windows instead of full screen, as part of a new experiment. Windows 11 will index more file locations so that finding files in File Explorer becomes much easier. In addition, the Insider Preview Build 22526 comes with a number of fixes for File Explorer, Search, Widgets, Spotlight Collection, and more.
For business users, Credential Guard is enabled by default on Enterprise E3 and E5 licensed PCs when they are affiliated with the enterprise in Windows 11 build 22526. Credential Guard is a system that uses virtualization-based security to isolate secret and important data for its protection. This was first introduced in Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows Server 2016.
Since the new build has been rolled out, you can check for the update (if you are part of the Insider Program) by going to Settings -> Windows Update -> Check for Updates. It remains to be seen whether these new changes will make their way into the next major Windows 11 update, which should be out later this year. Until then, you can best windows 11 features you should use here.