Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22499 is out with ISO images

Microsoft has released a new Windows 11 Preview Build 22499 for Windows Insiders on the Dev Channel. Besides general fixes and improvements, it adds a quick screen sharing feature to teams.

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What's new in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22499

Share window content via Microsoft Teams

Last week, Microsoft introduced a new feature that lets you quickly mute and unmute your microphone during conferences in Microsoft Teams right from the taskbar. Today's build allows you to share the content of the desired window in Microsoft Teams, again right from the taskbar. Now you do not need to switch between windows to simply start broadcasting a window. You do not need to distract from the video conference or think about what other participants see on their screen.

Build 22499 Share Window To Teams

When you are in a conference in Microsoft Teams, hover your mouse over the icon of a running application in the taskbar. You will see a new button in the preview thumbnail for quickly sharing the content of that app to the conference participants.

When you have done with broadcasting, hover over the window icon in the taskbar again and click "Stop Sharing" in the preview thumbnail.

Alternatively, you can hover your cursor over another window and click the "Share this Window" button to start sharing another window. If you are showing a full-screen PowerPoint presentation, move your mouse cursor to the bottom of the screen. A pop-up window appears on the taskbar that allows sharing your presentation over Teams.

The feature is currently available to a small number of Insiders with Microsoft Teams installed for work and study. Over time, Microsoft will make the feature available to more users. Something similar will eventually become available in the built-in Chat app.

Developers of other audio and video conferencing applications will also be able to add support for this feature to their products.

Other features

  • Clock app now supports signing in with Microsoft work and school accounts.
  • Based on feedback, Microsoft is making keyboard focus visuals in Task View and Alt + Tab a little more prominent, so they’re easier to see.

Check out the official blog post for the full list of fixes.

Official ISO images for Build 22499

Microsoft has released the official Windows 11 Build 22499 insider ISOs that are up to date on the Dev Channel. You can use these images both for a clean install and for updating the system on your device.

Please note that upgrading to the following Insider Builds from the Dev Channel may cause an issue if you upgrade to Build 22499 from the Windows 11 Build 22000.xxx release build.

  • Users updating from Builds 22000.xxx, or earlier, to newer Dev Channel builds using the latest Dev Channel ISO, may receive the following warning message: The build you are trying to install is Flight Signed. To continue installing, enable flight signing. If you receive this message, press the Enable button, reboot the PC, and retry the update.

Download the ISO file HERE.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer from Russia 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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