Beta version of Windows 11 introduced external developers' widget support and a new function in the "Chat" application

Beta version of Windows 11 introduced external developers' widget support and a new function in the

Microsoft released another pre-assembly of Windows 11 at number 25217 for members of the Windows Insider pre-assessment program on Dev. It supported external developers' widgets, simplified the way to create video conferencing in the Teams application, updated Microsoft Store content store, and integrated corrections and improvements aimed at increasing the stability of the operating system.

In a new version of Windows 11, side developers can use WinAppSDK 1.2. Preview 2 to create their own widgets for packaged Win32 applications and then test them locally on the platform's widget panel. Once WinAppSDK 1.2 GA releases, users of stable Windows 11 versions will be able to download widgets for published applications via Microsoft Store. It is noted that support for PWA apps will be implemented with Edge 108 viewer output.

Also, a simplified and more user-friendly video-conferencing tool was created in Windows 11 in the Microsoft Teams application. When the "Chat" application is opened, an image of the device's web camera and a list of options for videoconferencing will appear on the top of the window. If you need to contact another user of Teams, you can do so instantly. If you do not use Microsoft, you can quickly generate and send a link to join the conversation by e-mail or SMS. It is expected that this function will become publicly available within the next few months.

At the same time, the developers have made a number of changes to Microsoft Store. When looking for a game on the platform, the ability to use it on Game Pass will now be immediately displayed. In the game window, the design of the buttons is changed, as well as the benefits of subscriptions are added. In addition, the game library is optimized.

Microsoft continues to make less visible improvements to enhance OS stability. Bug has been eliminated, which, in the absence of open windows, allowed the taskbar to be folded spontaneously. The problem has been corrected so that the task panel can be displayed above the Vigeta panels and the Notice Centre when they were launched with gestures. The bug has been corrected, resulting in the window closure button being displayed outside the miniatural boundaries. A full list of corrections and improvements made can be found on the official blog of developers.