11: Insiders get new emojis and a new update procedure

There is a new preview version of Windows 11: Build 22478 can now be tested in the developer channel of the Windows Insider program. This week there is also another visible innovation.

The emojis have been revised and now come in the fluent design. Certainly a matter of taste, I don’t like the new bulging eyes at all. However, God knows there are more important things …

New emoji panel for Windows 11

Also new: You can now log in via an external camera connected to a laptop via Windows Hello even when the laptop is closed, which makes it easier to use on a docking station. In addition, the search index has been revised, which has resulted in a smaller database. Users with large Outlook data files should particularly benefit from this. Last but not least, you can turn the mouse wheel to increase or decrease the volume when the mouse pointer is over the loudspeaker symbol.

Work is also being carried out on the substructure of Windows Update. The “Update Stack Packages” are intended to prepare the installation of maintenance updates and feature upgrades and improve their reliability. These packages are installed before a corresponding update – in the case of Insider Build 22478 this means an additional restart before the new Insider version can be installed.

Apart from that, there are again a lot of bug fixes in the new Insider version. As always, the full changelog is on the Windows Blog to find.