Windows 11 Build 26212 (Canary) allows creating a QR code in the Share dialog

Microsoft today released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26212 to Canary channel users. The build number is 26212.5000, so it no longer allows switching from the Canary channel to the Dev channel, and vice versa. The ability to generate a QR code for URLs and shared files in the Share dialog is the key change in this release, along with a couple of other sharing improvements.

Zero Trust DNS support is coming to the next Windows 11 version

Microsoft has revealed its interest in enhancing the security of the Windows OS family products by introducing a new feature in a future version of Windows. There is a private preview of Zero Trust DNS that is designed for businesses to only connect their computers to approved networks.

Windows 11 24H2 reaches the Dev channel with Build 26120.461

Microsoft today released a new Insider preview build 26120.461 with KB5037009. The Dev channel now receives updates from the based on Windows 11, version 24H2 via an enablement package (Build 26120.xxxx). Some of the features will become available gradually. Similarly to the Beta channel, you can enable the Get the latest updates as soon as they're available  option in Settings > Windows Update to get them faster. The rest will get those features a bit later.

After latest Patch Tuesday updates, VPN doesn’t work properly on Windows 11/10

Microsoft has officially confirmed a new bug in both Windows 11 and Windows 10. Windows 11 Build 22631.3447 (KB5036893) and Windows 10 Build 19045.4291 (KB5036892), released on April 9, are now affected by a VPN issue when the connection just fails.

You can now create TAR and 7z archives in latest Windows 11 Beta

In addition to the tab duplicate option, the latest Beta build 22635.3566 of Windows 11 may surprise you with the ability to create 7z and TAR archives. It is part of the Compress to menu in File Explorer. However, it is still a work-in-progress, so the new options are still hidden. But by following the below steps, you can enable and test them.

Here is everything that we now know about AI Explorer in Windows 11

Microsoft is currently developing the upcoming update for Windows 11, which will incorporate numerous advancements in artificial intelligence. One of the most intriguing aspects is an undisclosed feature codenamed "AI Explorer." This tool will allow the operating system to analyze context within applications and track user activity to enhance information search capabilities and boost overall productivity.

Windows 11 Build 22635.3566 (Beta) brings back the Show desktop button in the taskbar

Windows 11 Build 22635.3566 is now available to Insiders in the Beta channel. It restores the Show desktop button in the taskbar, and allows you to drag and drop files to File Explorer's address bar. Besides, there are new icons for Widgets, and plenty of fixes.

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