Windows 11 Build 22489 released: system settings begin to integrate Microsoft accounts

In the preview version of Windows 11 Build 22489 launched today, the Microsoft account has begun to be integrated in the system settings. Like the preview update received by the Dev channel before, the preview also comes from the active “Nickel” development branch. The new version is only improved in some details, and does not provide any exciting new features.

Windows 11 Build 22489 released: system settings begin to integrate Microsoft accounts
Windows 11 Build 22489 comes with a new page to manage your Microsoft account from the settings application. This will be a new entry for the Microsoft account, which can be accessed by going to Settings> Account. As you can see in the screenshot below, this page contains information related to your Microsoft account.

Windows 11 Build 22489 released: system settings begin to integrate Microsoft accounts
You will be able to view and manage Microsoft 365 subscriptions, orders, rewards, payment details, linked devices, etc. directly in the Windows 11 system settings. Currently, this feature is only open to a small group of testers, and will be released to more users in the coming weeks.

Today’s update also brings some improvements to the new DNS over HTTPS (DOH) feature of Windows 11. Microsoft has now taken this feature to a new level by adding support for “specified resolver discovery”, which basically allows the operating system to communicate with the DNS resolver and discover encrypted DNS configurations.

As part of the Windows 11 update, Microsoft is also reshaping the Connect application, which will now be called “Wireless Display.” It will still be a feature on demand (FOD), users can turn it on by going to Settings> Applications> Optional Features, and then they need to select the “Add an optional feature” option.

Other improvements

● Fixed an issue that caused the icons on the second monitor to fail to display or cause a black screen

● Fixed the crash of explorer.exe (file explorer, taskbar) when using the pop-up right-click menu on the desktop.

● The Pin to Quick Access of File Explorer has been converted to a top-level option.

● Microsoft is improving the performance of the problematic right-click menu.

● Microsoft has made some fixes to improve the reliability of explorer.exe

● The task view should now be more agile.

● Microsoft has resolved the crash of the settings application.

Known issues

● Microsoft is investigating reports on reducing screens and sleep timeouts.

● You will not be able to rename some items on the desktop, but when you rename through the file explorer, the rename function will work.

● After clicking the search icon on the taskbar, the search panel may not appear, but this can be solved by restarting the “Windows Explorer” process.

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