Microsoft has released Windows 11 build 22489 to insiders in the Dev channel. The build brings a new Micorsoft Account Settings Page in Windows 11 without needing to visit the browser whenever you need to manage MSA settings. And, the company divided “Apps & features” into “installed Apps” and “Advanced apps Settings”.Other than these there are a couple of new feature additions, as well as usual improvements and bug fixes.
Windows 11 build 22489
- Adds new “Your Micorsoft Account Settings Page”
- New view options for Installed apps.
- Introduces Discovery of Designated Resolvers to make DNS Over HTTPS more discoverable.
- Online Service Experience packs
Your Microsoft Account Settings Page in Windows 11
Till now to Manage your Micorsoft Account in Windows 11, the Settings app offers a link that opens in the Web browser where you can view and make required changes.
This is no longer required going forward, Micorsoft added “Your Microsoft Account Settings Page” to Accounts Section.
With this, you can manage Microsoft 365 subscriptions, orders, payments, Microsoft Rewards, and more from OS Settings itself rather than in a web browser. This is a welcome addition for sure.
You’ll find this “Your Microsoft Account” here: Settings > Account.
The aim of addition is to let Windows 11 users access Microsoft Account straight from within Settings.
As of now, the feature is available to very few dev channel insiders.
Online Service Experience Packs
Micorsoft said they’ll improve Your Microsoft Account Settings page even further after feedback using Online Service Experience Packs. Online Service Experience Packs work in a similar way to Windows Feature Experience Packs to make updates to Windows outside of major OS updates.
The difference between the Windows Feature Experience pack and the online service experience pack is former can “deliver broad improvements across multiple areas of Windows”, whereas the latter is aimed at delivering improvements for a specific experience such as Your Microsoft Account Settings Page.
For instance, under Windows Update this would appear as “Online Service Experience Pack -Windows.Settings.Account” with a version number.
New Settings Page for Installed Apps
As said above, Apps& Features has been seperated into Installed apps and Advanced app Settings.
The noticeable change in Installed Apps in Windows 11 is new view options added for Apps.
To see this,
Visit Settings > Apps > Installed Apps and choose two different views than the regular or default option.
You can find the whole list of changes in build 22489 here.
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