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New Windows 11 beta with new apps and Teams chat

This new build is available for all users targeted to the Windows 11 Insider channel, that is, both for users within the “Dev” channel, the most advanced and unstable, and for those targeted within the Beta channel of the operating system. A new beta is synonymous with a new step in the development of the OS, and, therefore, it is an important step towards the final version of this new OS.

What’s new in Windows 11 build 22000.132

The first of the news that we can find in this new build is that, finally, the new Teams chats are now available to everyone. In addition to text chats, Microsoft has also started to enable one-to-one calling, and group, voice and video calls, for all users. From now on, any user will be able to make calls, join calls in progress and have control over their microphone and their camera to avoid annoyances.

In addition, Microsoft has taken advantage of the arrival of this new build to update three of its native applications: the clippings app, the calculator and the mail and calendar app. All Windows 11 users will be able to find these new applications, with renewed design and functions, ready to give it their all in the new Microsoft operating system:

  • Snipping Tool: launches a new design according to Windows 11 and new tools. It is the perfect fusion between the Snipping Tool in Windows 10 and the snipping and annotation app.
  • Calculator– The calculator has a new design totally inspired by Windows 11, with the possibility of changing the theme. In addition, its modes release functions to make it easier to work with it.
  • Mail and calendar: the mail and calendar app has been completely renewed with a new visual design, round corners and the possibility of automatically adapting to the theme we are using in Windows 11.

These applications are installed by default in the new build 22000.132 of this operating system, so we do not have to download or install anything additional to start enjoying these new programs.

Fixed bugs

Unsurprisingly, Microsoft has also fixed its fair share of glitches, bugs, and problems in its operating system. The full list of errors is:

  • Fixed the issue that caused the list of recent items in the finder to appear blank.
  • Fixed a bug where when launching applications from the widget panel, they would open in the background.
  • When clicking on a widget, it now opens on the correct monitor when we have a multi-screen configuration.
  • The taskbar should no longer hang when running Windows in Sandbox mode.
  • Fixed bugs that prevented going back to the previous version.
  • Fixed a bug that caused some games to stop working when pressing the Enter key.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the “location in use” indicator to not display correctly.

Also, this new Insider version of Windows 11 introduces a new Microsoft Store, version 22108.1401.0. This new store stands out, mainly, for having an automatic scrolling based on Spotlight, having a new design of the product details page and a new dialog for ratings and reviews.

Bugs pending fix in build 22000.132

In addition to the corrected errors (which this time are not too many), we are also going to find a new list of known errors, pending to be solved, in the operating system. This list is:

  • Within the Windows 11 Insider options, some users only see the option to leave the program, not to change channels. This is being investigated.
  • Some users on the beta channel don’t see the new taskbar. You need to uninstall the latest cumulative update, and reinstall it, to fix it.
  • In some cases, it is impossible to enter text in the start menu.
  • Some options (system and terminal) are missing when right-clicking the mouse.
  • The taskbar sometimes flickers when changing the input method.
  • When you click on the search button, it may sometimes not open.
  • The search panel may appear black, with no content.
  • Some applications may not open correctly from the search on computers with a pen.
  • When searching for settings, the Settings app may crash.
  • Bluetooth LE devices cause reliability problems.
  • Sometimes the widget board appears empty.
  • Widgets may be incorrectly sized on external monitors.
  • Some bugs in the new family widget.
  • Microsoft has yet to improve the relevance of search results.
  • The install button may not work in some scenarios.
  • Rating and reviews are not available in some apps.
  • The language switch does not work in Windows Sandbox.
  • The context menu, and other functions, of the IME keyboards does not work in Windows Sandbox.
  • Teams chats, at the moment, are only in English.
  • Outgoing calls do not have a dial tone.
  • Video calls hang up or show a black image sometimes.
  • When switching between calls in Teams, the previous one is not put on hold, so everything is still heard.

Should I install this new version?

Little by little, Windows 11 is taking shape and is approaching its final version. For now, the number of bugs fixed and pending to be solved is much smaller than that of previous versions, so it is clear that we are facing an important evolution of the operating system. But there is still work ahead.

Windows 11 is still an unstable operating system, very early on, and it can be buggy. Although it is in beta phase, it is advisable to wait even longer before installing it on our main computer. What we can do, if we really want to test it thoroughly, is install it in a virtual machine or on a test computer, which we do not use normally, so as not to have problems.

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