The new Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23580 has been announced, featuring various changes and improvements. Users will now be able to access Copilot in Windows for a limited number of queries before needing to sign in. The nearby share transfer speed has been significantly improved for users on the same network. Several issues have been fixed, including in File Explorer, Desktops, and Search on the Taskbar.
Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23580: Major Updates
Windows Insiders, get ready for a new experience! The release of Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23580 to the Dev Channel brings a host of exciting changes and improvements.
Starting with Build 23580, users with local accounts can access Copilot in Windows for a limited number of queries before needing to sign in. This is a significant step towards making Windows more user-friendly.
“Starting with Build 23580 in the Dev Channel, users with local accounts will be able to access Copilot in Windows for a limited number of queries before needing to sign in.”
One major update is the improvement in nearby share transfer speed for users on the same network. Now, users don’t need to be on the same private network; they can be on any network, public or private.
“We have significantly improved nearby share transfer speed for users on the same network.”
Quick Access to Nearby Share
You can quickly turn on nearby share via Quick Settings and simply right-click on a local file in File Explorer, choose “Share”, and choose to share to a device listed under Nearby Share in the Windows share window.
Several fixes have been implemented in this build, including issues with File Explorer, Desktops, Taskbar search, and Windows Spotlight. These fixes enhance the user experience and resolve previous bugs.
Despite the improvements, some issues persist, such as the unintentional appearance of the purple Chat button on the taskbar after updating to this build. Microsoft is working to resolve this.
Microsoft Store Update
Windows Insiders in the Canary and Dev Channels running version 22310.xxxx.x of the Microsoft Store will see an improvement. Now, when downloading games like Starfield, Halo Infinite, or Forza Motorsport, you can specify the installation drive and folder location of your games within that drive.
These updates are synchronized with the Xbox app on PC to ensure a consistent gaming experience. This is an exciting step towards enhancing the gaming experience on Windows.
From the Windows Blog
From the Windows Blog