The latest Windows Insider preview builds, version 22000.160 not only brings the usual assortment of bug and stability fixes but also two key features making this build an important stepping stone in the path towards a public release.
Firstly, do remember that this is just the Windows 11 Insider Previews and not the official ISO that is released so please don’t be stupid and do a clean install of the operating system. Second thing is that the latest preview build now brings a new clock app with a focus sessions feature.
But for those who are eager to give the Windows 11 preview build a try, can just go ahead and download the ISO version for the build 22000.132. and you can also install the latest preview build and then force an update to the latest version through the Windows Update feature.
To do so, go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program on your device. Then just set it to the Dev Channel and then finally Go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update to check for the latest update, and then lastly update your device to the latest build available in the Dev Channel.
However, let’s now talk about the new clock app introduced in the latest preview, the new and improved Clock app for Windows has been spruced up in line with Windows 11’s design philosophy. The app not only looks well, beautiful, and it should prove to be much more than a glorified digital watch thanks to its new Focus Sessions feature.
The supposed Focus Sessions come as Microsoft’s way to try and reduce overstimulation, which means that it enables users to focus on the task at hand by allowing you to set custom Focus Session timers.
And Microsoft is also planning to set up daily Focus Session goals which keep count of the overall time users have spent in Focus Sessions. There is also a streak counter which keeps the count of how many days in row users have achieved their Focus Session goals.
The clock also has an integration with Microsoft’s To-Do application enabling the users to create or conclude Focus Sessions for particular tasks that might require them. This integration is also seamless and the users will also access their entire To-Do list from inside the Clock app.
Microsoft’s Windows 11 is turning out to be an OS to look forward to, and those eager to try out Windows 11, can try the latest preview build and feast on the goodies to come with the new OS.