Windows 11 has been updated to version 22494.1000. This update available only to Windows Insiders was released on November 3, 2021.
Windows 11 22494.1000 brings a noteworthy new feature, namely the ability to mute and unmute Microsoft Teams calls directly from the taskbar. This is likely to help try to simplify the mute settings as much as possible so that Teams can better compete with Zoom, which is an alternative video teleconferencing software program known for its ease of use.
Microsoft is rolling this new mute/unmute feature out gradually, meaning you won’t all see it at the same time. In particular, Microsoft is aiming it at the Windows Insiders who have Teams for work or school installed.
We like Zoom as much as the next person, but it’s not going to take much reconfiguring for a company like Microsoft to make teams very competitive. And given Microsoft’s reach, it always has a real chance of taking back a significant market share. But for now, Zoom remains our top choice because Teams continues to enforce the rule that we must hand over a mobile phone number not for making calls with the software but rather as a security measure before you can get in.
You can read up on the rest of the changes, improvments and fixes from here: Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22494 | Windows Blogs.
- Cumulative Update for Windows 11 Version Next (10.0.22478.1012) (KB5007328)
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- 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