Microsoft releases the first Windows 11 Insider preview to Dev Channel

Microsoft announced the first preview of Windows 11 Insider preview to Dev Channel for developers. If you are an insider to the Dev channel will get an upgrade through Updates.

The Windows OS features a major design received and brings with it performance in three fingers touch, taskbar, new wallpaper, performance upgrades, new office UI, new Active Center, system sounds, new themes, and more.

The first builds will roll out last night to all Windows 11 Insider users. As promised, the company has released Windows 11 build 22000.51 to the Dev Channel. It must be noted that the build will head to Windows Insiders that were enrolled before 24 June.

This is the first Windows 11 build not all the features announced during last week’s event. The company will add these features to the builds with time, the build does include the new Setting app and the modern File Explorer.

Here is the changelog for Windows 11 build 22000.51:

  • Start
  • Taskbar
  • Notification Center & Quick Setting
  • Modern File Explorer
  • Themes
  • Sounds
  • Widgets
  • Multitasking
  • New Microsoft Store
  • Display improvements
  • New Setting

Display improvements

  • Dynamic Refresh Rate: Dynamic refresh rate allow the user’s PC to automatically boost the refresh rate when you’re inking or scrolling and lower when you don’t need it so that your laptop can save power.
  • Users can try out DRR on your laptop via Setting > System > Display > Advanced display and under ” Choose a refresh rate” select a “Dynamic” refresh rate.
  • DRR is being rollout out to select laptops running the latest Windows 11 Insider Preview Builds.
  • Other display improvements coming in Windows 11: Auto HDR, Content Adaptive brightness control (CABC) disabling, HDR support to color manager apps, and HDR certification.

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New Windows 11 Setting

Microsoft designed the Setting app mean to be beautiful and richer in features, easy to use and include of all your Microsoft experiences in Windows 11. New Setting pages also include all-new, with new hero controls at the top that highlights key information and frequently used setting for you to adjust as users needed.

Windows 11 New Office UI

Microsoft redesigned the Office apps to feature rounded corners which could apply both Windows 11 and ribbon UI. There is a “neutral color palette” in apps offering also feature automatic theme switching based on system theme. The Quick Access toolbar is now hidden by default to offer a cleaner UI.

These Office apps include MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access, Project, Publisher, and Visio is rolling out to Office Insiders for both Windows 10 and Windows 11.

According to a tweet from Windows’s Twitter account, Microsoft will offer to roll out Windows 11 to eligible Windows 10 users in 2022.