Exploring the Latest Features of Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23606: Voice Access and Mobile Device Updates

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Microsoft announces 11 Insider Build 23606 for the Dev Channel, marking the last release until January 2024. This update includes a transition from Windows Speech Recognition to voice , a renaming of the Phone Link settings page to Mobile devices, and various bug fixes. Some users may experience a download loop, but the build will eventually install successfully.

Exciting Updates in Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23606

Windows Insiders, gear up for the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23606, released to the Dev Channel. This is the last Dev Channel flight until January 2024, and it comes some interesting changes and improvements.

What’s New?

Transition from Windows Speech Recognition to Voice Access

Windows 11 is moving from Windows Speech Recognition (WSR) to voice access, deprecating WSR. A dialog will guide you to try voice access, and a banner under Settings > Accessibility > Speech will also prompt you to make the switch.

“Voice access, our new assistive technology in Windows 11, uses on-device speech recognition, enabling control of your PC and authoring text without an internet connection.”

It will support multiple languages and custom commands in a future update, and these features are now available for Windows Insiders to try in the Dev and Beta Channels.

Renaming of Phone Link Settings Page

Fixes and Known Issues

Several fixes have been implemented, including an issue causing the details pane in File Explorer to unexpectedly take keyboard focus and a high hitting tabtip.exe crash when trying to use pen input. However, there are still a few known issues, such as a loading delay when the Microsoft Start feed is reenabled and incorrect spacing and fonts used in some settings pages.

For Developers

Developers can download the latest Windows Insider SDK at aka.ms/windowsinsidersdk. SDK NuGet packages are now also flighting at NuGet Gallery | WindowsSDK.

“Some fixes noted here in Insider Preview builds from the Dev Channel may make their way into the servicing updates for the released version of Windows 11.”

Stay tuned for more updates and improvements in the future flights of Windows 11.

  • Windows 11 is transitioning from Windows Speech Recognition to voice access, a new assistive technology that operates without an internet connection.
  • The Phone Link settings page is being renamed to Mobile devices, with a new section for PC-mobile device access.
  • Various bug fixes have been implemented, including issues with File Explorer and pen input.
  • Some users may experience a download loop with an 8024200D error, but the build will eventually install.
  • The Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23606 is the last release until January 2024.
  • From the Windows Blog



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