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Microsoft launches Controlled Feature Rollouts for Windows Dev channel

Washington-based tech giant releases CFRs for Windows channel

By Web Desk
May 03, 2024
Microsoft releases new Windows 11 CFRs for Dev channel. — Unsplash/File
Microsoft releases new Windows 11 CFRs for Dev channel. — Unsplash/File

Microsoft has just launched two new Windows 11 preview builds for Insiders on the Dev and Beta channels.

Moving forward, the Windows Insider team will be using Controlled Feature Rollouts (CFRs) on the Dev Channel to test new features with a subset of Insiders.

The Dev channel is walking from the build 26100.268 to the 24H2 build 26120.461 today, according to Thurrott.

For quite some time, this is something the team has already been doing on the Beta Channel.

Dev and Beta Channel testers download an enablement package to get early access to new features by switching on the "Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available" in Windows Update.

Insiders with the Windows Update toggle on will get "a small set of general improvements and fixes that improve the overall experience" with the new Dev Channel’s build.

On the other hand, the Copilot actions that made the Copilot icon animate after copying text or images will also be disabled.

“We have decided to pause the rollouts of these experiences to further refine them based on user feedback. Copilot in Windows will continue to work as expected while we continue to evolve new ideas with Windows Insiders,” the Windows Insider team explained.