The Windows 11 operating system has been updated to version 22478.1000. This Windows Insider Preview build was released on October 14, 2021.
The fluent design emojis that were announced in July are now ready to go live for Windows Insiders. These new fluent design emojis are intended for Microsoft 365 and general Windows users to be able to insert into messages should they wish. These new emojis can be seen via the Dev channel and will presumably become available on official builds soon.
Microsoft has designed much of the new emoji range with the understanding that pictures are now being used to express how we communicate in conjunction with words and subsequently added new emojis to enhance what we know today to be the basic emoji experience.
The following changes and improvements have also been made according to Microsoft:
- The updated version of the Korean IME, which began rolling out with Build 22454, is now available to everyone in the Dev Channel.
- When your laptop is closed, it’s now possible to login to your PC using Facial Recognition (Windows Hello) on a connected external monitor if it has a camera attached that supports it.
- We’ve made a change to the underlying indexer platform to help improve overall reliability and database size, which should help reduce disk space usage on the system – particularly in cases where users had very large Outlook mailboxes.
- Scrolling your mouse wheel on the volume icon in the Taskbar will now change the current volume level.
- Made some small adjustments to the dialog when adding a new language in Settings to make it look a little more modern, including rounding the corners.
😍 Excited to celebrate the 7th Anniversary of the #WindowsInsider program & the AMAZING community of Insiders that have made this year so memorable!🎉
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— Amanda Langowski (@amanda_lango) October 14, 2021
- Cumulative Update for Windows 11 Version Next (10.0.22478.1012) (KB5007328)
- Windows 11 22489.1000 Brings Dedicated Microsoft Account Page to Settings, and More
- Windows 11 Insider Preview 22471.1000 Renames ‘TabletInputService’ and More
- Windows 11 Insider Preview 22468.1000 Adds Option to Turn Off Recent Searches and More
- Windows 11 22000.168 Adds Multiple Language Support to Teams and More
- Windows 11 KB5005189 Brings Spotify Integration to Focus Sessions