Microsoft has released Windows 11 build 22000.132, but the real story is a series of app upgrades inspired by Windows 11. Unfortunately, they look to be primarily aesthetic in nature, rather than the totally reinvented Mail and Calendar applications that we’ve been waiting for for years.
For the first time, Windows Insiders in the Dev and Beta channels are getting build 22000.132, while those in the slower-moving Beta channel are getting their first chance to test the Chat from Microsoft Teams (which may or may not be the official name). For the first time, users in both channels may utilize Teams-based audio and video calling, even with groups.
The more exciting news is that Microsoft has begun previewing the next round of program upgrades, which have been significantly modified to fit the appearance and feel of Windows 11. These are some of them:
- Snipping Tool: Snipping Tool and Snip & Sketch will be replaced with the improved Snipping Tool. It “improves” on the traditional Snipping Tool by adding new graphics that appear to be based on WinUI 3. Snipping Tool also respects your Windows theme for the first time.
- Calculator: Although this program was previously a contemporary app in Windows 10, the new version has been rebuilt in C# and takes into account your Windows style. Because Windows 11 uses rounded rectangles, all of the buttons are now rounded rectangles as well.
- Mail and Calendar: This tragedy will disappoint everyone looking for a fully redesigned pair of Mail and Calendar apps: The Windows 10 applications have simply been updated to reflect Windows 11’s new visual design, and that’s all there is to it.