Microsoft has split the Windows Insider Beta program channel into two groups to test new features. In a recent blog post, the company announced that it will split the beta channel.
This is a way to test insider’s new features that test Windows 11 version 22H2. One of the two groups gets an integrated 22622.x scope with new features enabled by default. Other insider groups remain in build 22621.x and the enabled packages are disabled by default. According to Microsoft, its purpose is to test rollout updates that are turned off by default. The company also wants to use this method to analyze the effectiveness of new features.
The beta channel of the Windows Insider Program is divided into two groups
Microsoft splits beta channel for Windows Insider Program
Because there are two groups with different features, Microsoft can compare both data before the features become widespread.
Beta channels that end up getting builds that don’t support new features should look for updates.
Initially, Microsoft has improved and deployed Windows 11 builds 22622.290 and 22621.290. Windows 11 build 22622.290 has some features introduced in the development channel, including recommended actions.
If you select and copy text that represents something specific, for example, a contact number gives you the option to call that number in Teams. You can also select a date to create an event for that particular date in Outlook. However, this feature is only available in the United States and Canada.
You have the option to select the group to which you belong. As Microsoft stated in a blog post, “Beta channel insiders want to choose which updates to receive. Insiders in a group (build 22621.xxxx) where new features are disabled by default. Can check for updates and install updates that include features (build 22622.xxx).
Most Windows Insider will automatically update to build 22622.xxx. However, you will have to wait for a while to access all the new features.
The new build will be deployed in beta channels Windows 11 Insider Preview build 22621.290 and build 22622.290.