On March 2, Microsoft released the latest Cumulative Update Build 22567.100 (KB5012427) for Dev Channel. As a small update based on Build 22567, there is nothing new brought to Windows 11 users, except for some improvements and changes, including Windows Update, Microsoft 365 subscription management, as well as Android phone linking, etc.
What’s the new features in Build 22567.100 (KB5012427)?
Windows Update Improvement
Microsoft will try to introduce the update at a specific time of the day, and you can see the message under Windows update section: Windows Update is committed to helping reduce carbon emissions is your PC is plugged-in and the regional carbon intensity data is available. The benefits of doing so will leverage more renewal energy. Therefore, it is possible that Windows 11 can install its update version in the background if there are enough clean energy sources.
However, if you want to update Windows 11 immediately, you can also navigate to Settings > Windows Update and choosing “Check for Updates”.
Improved Microsoft 365 Subscription Management
Although Windows 11 users can easily check and manage the subscription under Settings > Account to learn learn about the details of OneDrive storage, recurring billing and sharing information as part of your Microsoft 365 subscription, Windows 11 still tries to make it easier than before to do that by levering up the Microsoft 365 subscription under Settings > Accounts.
What’s more, payment details are added within the subscription card experience to allow users to view payment information and change your payment method.
This is one of the feature I like most. Android phones can be easily link to your Windows 11 PC as part of the device setup (OOBE). Then you can access to anything on your phone on Windows 11. For example, you can use your frequently used apps, send text messages and make phone calls from your PC in an efficient way.
Newly Added Smart App Control
Windows 11 introduced the new Smart App Control (SAC) feature, in order to block any untrusted or potentially dangerous applications. Till now, this feature can only be enabled on Windows devices that have performed a clean install of Insider Preview build (Build 22567 and higher). Usually, this feature will be turned on automatically for better protection. While you can still turn off Smart App Control under Apps & Browsers section.
Even though there is no enough new feature introduced in this KB5012427 update, but we can expect that Microsoft will be more more mobile device friendly in the feature and combine your work and daily life together to make all the things easier and save more time.