Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25115

Microsoft has released build 25115 of Windows 11 for Windows Insiders on the dev channel. The build number is a big jump from the previous build as Microsoft have once again split dev and beta channels, with the dev channel getting builds from future development builds of Windows 11 while the beta channel tests the Windows 11 22H2 update (See my post about the new beta build)

UPDATE: Here is my one-minute guide to Windows 11 Build 25115

This build introduces a new Suggested Action feature to Windows.:

Windows Insiders can try out a new feature in this build for making everyday tasks quicker in Windows 11 through inline suggested actions. When you copy a date, time, or phone number, Windows will suggest actions relevant to you such as creating calendar events or making phone calls with your favorite apps.

On copying a phone number, Windows will pop up an inline light dismissible UI that suggests ways to call the phone number using Teams or other installed apps that offer click-to-dial call functions.

Inline suggested actions after copying a phone number.

On copying a date and/or time, Windows will pop up an inline light dismissible UI that suggests creating the event using supported calendar apps. Upon user selection of preference, the app is launched with its corresponding calendar event creation page with auto filled date and/or time.

This is a feature we have seen on mobile platforms for a while and its great to see it coming to Windows.

Here are the other changes, fixes and known issues with build 25115:

Changes and Improvements

[General]

We updated the icons in the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) on this build.

Fixes

[General]

Updated the underlying speech platform to improve voice activity detection for voice access, live captions, and voice typing, as well as address some issues with how punctuation is recognized.

[Taskbar]

Fixed an issue related to loading the system tray icons in Settings > Personalization > Taskbar which could cause Settings to crash when opening that page recently. This issue may have also led to some explorer.exe crashes for impacted Insiders.

[File Explorer]

Fixed an issue leading to Insiders seeing error 0x800703E6 when copying files from Google Drive.

We made another change to help improve the performance of loading Home.

Fixed an issue where if you had ever opened the context menu, doing CTRL + ALT + DEL and cancelling would lead to explorer.exe crashing.

Fixed a sporadic explorer.exe crash when closing File Explorer windows.

[Settings]

Fixed an issue where if Settings suspended, it could lock up explorer.exe in certain cases.

Improved how Narrator reads out remaining space available in System > Storage.

[Task Manager]

Fixed some issues related to access key use in Task Manager, including that you weren’t able to directly press ALT + without first releasing the ALT key, and that displaying the access keys wouldn’t work after having used and dismissed them.

If the CPU reaches 100%, the CPU column header should no longer unexpectedly become unreadable in dark mode.

[Windows Security]

Fixed an issue which could result in Smart App Control unexpectedly blocking correctly signed applications.

[Other]

Addressed an issue which was leading to Memory Integrity unexpectedly getting turned off in some cases after rebooting.

Fixed an issue causing the Update Stack Package to show install error 0xc4800010.

Known issues

[General]

[NEW] Some games that use Easy Anti-Cheat may crash or cause your PC to bugcheck.

[Live captions]

Certain apps in full screen (e.g., video players) prevent live captions from being visible.

Certain apps positioned near the top of the screen and closed before live captions is run will re-launch behind the live captions window positioned at top. Use the system menu (ALT + Spacebar) while the app has focus to move the app’s window further down.

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