Microsoft usually releases one or very rarely two builds of Windows 11 Dev per week. However, he has been infertile for the last two weeks. The latest Dev Channel build, 25236, was released on November 2 or 1, depending on where you live. Since then, Microsoft has released a channel servicing pipeline update with build 25236.1010 (KB5021116). These service updates, as many of you already know, are for testing the Channel itself and do not bring any new features. Although, as a rule, after such an update, Microsoft releases a major assembly.
However, that was Nov. 4, and the firm confirmed last week that no Dev build is planned. And it could be another week without a new Windows 11 Dev release. Yesterday, when a Twitter user asked about a possible new build, Microsoft confirmed it wasn’t happening.
— Windows Insider Program (@windowsinsider) November 16, 2022
When the same impatient user asked Microsoft today about the build, Microsoft again answered in the negative, in a somewhat humorous manner.
Nothing for today. See you again tomorrow?🤔 pic.twitter.com/fDErsfogWR
— Windows Insider Program (@windowsinsider) November 17, 2022
While those looking forward to today’s build are probably disappointed by this news, there are still a lot of leaks that are of interest lately. For example, it looks like Microsoft may finally be adding a “Never Merge Taskbar Buttons” setting, as possible traces of such a feature were found in the latest build of Windows Server. It also looks like seconds will finally be available in the clock on the taskbar.