After announcing the long-awaited Windows 11 last month, Microsoft released the first developer preview of Windows Insider on the Dev channel a few days later. The Redmond Giants have also confirmed that sometime in July they will release a preview build of Windows Insider on the beta channel. So, as promised, Microsoft today released the first public beta of Windows 11 for Windows Insiders on the beta channel.
The first Windows 11 public beta build number is 22000.100. This is the same as the latest Windows 11 preview in the development channel. However, as Microsoft states, the current Windows 11 builds in the beta channel are more stable than those in the development channel and are closer to the final build. Therefore, Microsoft recommends switching users in the development channel to beta channels in order to get a more stable build in the future.
For those of you who don’t know, Windows 11 now adds some new features such as new snap layouts, widget support, and advanced gesture controls. In addition, the redesigned Settings app, the latest File Explorer, the new Action Center, and the new centralized Start menu bring a whole new look. In addition, Windows 11 brings a whole new App Store that supports Android apps. However, Android app support and the integration of the new Amazon Appstore are not included in the current beta build of the OS.
It’s also worth mentioning that users will need a compatible machine to run the Windows 11 preview build. You can see the official requirements for running Windows 11 on your PC or laptop, and whether you can run Windows 11 on your PC or laptop.
Those who are currently in the development channel can switch to the beta channel from Select Settings-> Windows Update-> Windows Insider Programs-> Insider Settings.. Also, if you want to upgrade from Windows 10 to the latest beta version of Windows 11, you can sign up for Microsoft’s beta program here.
Note that the beta channel Windows 11 build is more stable than the development channel build, but it is still a beta build. Therefore, it is wise to run the current Windows 11 beta on a secondary machine instead of the daily driver. Microsoft has not yet announced the official release date for the public build of Windows 11. It will be released globally in September or October. Therefore, stay tuned for regular updates on Microsoft’s next-generation Windows 11 OS.