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New Windows 11 preview removes the watermark as new update preps for RTM

It’s that time again. A new Windows 11 Insider Preview build is out, and this time, it’s hitting an important milestone. The watermark that identifies the build as a preview has been removed.

This is something that happens with every release cycle. It means that this particular update is closer to being finished. Of course, it’s not finished right now; we’re not even expecting Windows 11 version 22H2 to be released until October or so. But soon, Insiders on the Beta channel will start to see cumulative updates instead of full builds. This will be to service the feature update to get it in the best shape possible before release.

This is also when we start to find out what’s actually going to be included in the next feature update. Remember, in the Dev channel, features that show up in builds are only there for testing. Those features might show up in the next update, or they might not. They might not show up at all. Now that the feature update is almost done, we can get a clearer look of what that product will look like.

For example, Microsoft held an event earlier this month to outline new features that are coming to Windows 11. They include a revamped File Explorer that includes tabs, Live Captions that will transcribe audio no matter the source, folders in the Start Menu, touch support for Snap Layouts, and more. A lot of this is already live in the Dev channel, but Microsoft never actually said when these features are going to arrive. They could come through an experience pack at some point, or they could come in a feature update. There’s really no way to tell anymore, until Microsoft tells us.

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