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Hands-on with Windows 11 build 22000.100, including Teams Chat, rounded corners, and more


Windows 11 build 22000.100 rolled out recently to Insiders in the Dev Channel. The build brings support for the Chat experience powered by Microsoft Teams and a number of other changes and improvements. Our senior editor Zac Bowden goes through the changes in his latest hands-on video.

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Here are some of the features that Bowden breaks down:

  • More rounded corners in the Taskbar.
  • Updates to the Widgets panel.
  • New animations in the Microsoft Store.
  • Improved context menus within Microsoft Edge, File Explorer, and other areas of Windows 11.
  • The Chat experience powered by Microsoft Teams.

Here’s everything that’s new in the build, as detailed by Microsoft:

  • We have started rolling out Chat from Microsoft Teams to Insiders in the Dev Channel. Not everyone will see it right away.
  • The hidden icons flyout on the lower right of the Taskbar has been updated to match the new visuals of Windows 11. (Please note – it may not look right after updating to this build – toggling between two themes will correct the issue).
  • The hidden icons flyout on the Taskbar has been updated with the new Windows 11 visuals.
  • We added the ability to quickly access Focus assist settings directly from Notification Center.
  • You can quickly access Focus assist settings directly from Notification Center.
  • When a background activity from an app requires attention, the app will flash on the Taskbar to get your attention. In Windows 11, we have updated this design so that it still grabs your attention but with a calming treatment that minimizes the impact of unwarranted distractions. The subtle flashing eventually stops, and you will see a slightly red backplate and red pill under the app icon continuing to note a background activity needs your attention. Let us know what you think!
  • Slightly red backplate of app icon and red pill under the icon signify a background activity needs your attention.
  • The touch keyboard icon in the Taskbar has been adjusted to be more consistent with the size of the other icons in the corner of the Taskbar.
  • The Taskbar calendar flyout will now fully collapse down when clicking the chevron in the top corner to give you more room for notifications.
  • In the latest Microsoft Store update rolling out to Insiders, we made navigation in our new Microsoft Store feel fast and fun. When you select an app or movie you’re interested in, you might notice some animations that help you keep track of what you’re browsing. Give it a try, we hope you like it as much as we do.

You can read about what’s fixed and all of the changes in our post covering the release of Windows 11 build 22000.100.

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