Windows 11 Beta channel has got two new builds, 22621.440 and 22622.440

Following the new scheme, Microsoft has released two new builds to the beta channel. The first one, build 22622.440, includes new features, and the second one doesn't have them enabled. Second group folks can activate them with an optional update.

What's new in Windows 11 build 22622.440

Microsoft is rolling out the new taskbar overflow experience to more insiders. It is still a controlled rollout, so not everyone will see it.

The new taskbar looks as follows.

new taskbar overflow experience

Changes in both builds

Besides the live weather information, Windows 11 taskbar will now show sports and finance widgets. It will rotate their info in place of weather, along with breaking news alerts.

taskbar will now show sports and finance widgets

Microsoft continues to roll-out the new Open with dialog. It looks like now it is available to a wider audience.

the new Open with dialog

There's also a more faster and accurate  U.S. English (EN-US) handwriting model.

Finally, you can now repair, reinstall, and modify installed apps, including classic Win32 ones, directly from Settings > Apps.  This includes uninstallation of apps which have inter-dependencies (e.g., Steam and gaming apps running on Steam).

Traditionally, there are some software quality improvements that improve the overall reliability and stability of the OS. Still, there are rough surfaces, bugs, and crashes of apps. Check out the list of fixes and known issues in the official announcement.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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