Microsoft has released a new beta build of Windows 11 for Insiders and brings some changes related to the taskbar and Microsoft Store. Among other things, the previously announced chat functionality for Teams has been added to the taskbar.
The update is about Previewbuildversie 22000.100 review of Windows 11, which was made available to users in the Insider Test Dev channel. The most important change has already been announced on Wednesday and it is Add Teams Chat, which can be opened via its taskbar button.
Also new is that apps on the taskbar flash when they require the user’s attention. According to Microsoft, this is a subtle effect that eventually stops, after which a bright red background and deep red underlines indicate that the application needs attention.
The keyboard icon size has also been adjusted and the pop-up agenda can be completely minimized. The fly-out window with the other icons, at the bottom right of the taskbar, no longer has sharp corners and Focus Assist settings can now be accessed directly from the notification center.
Additionally, Microsoft has revamped its Store with many new animations when navigating between items. Microsoft wants to make its software store more attractive, with a new look and more apps. Among other things, the low contribution of developers and the access of Android apps, via the Amazon Appstore, should ensure this. These Android apps are not in the current version of the Microsoft Store.