Windows 11 Canary 26236 lets users turn Rewards points into gift cards directly in the Microsoft Store

The build is now live!

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Windows 11 26236 Canary

Do you feel like you’re at the forefront of Windows 11 advancements? Let us share the latest information from the Windows Insider Blog with you. After Microsoft suddenly retired Windows 11 24H2 from the Preview Channel, a new Windows 11 Insider Preview Build, number 26236, is now available for people in the Canary Channel.

This news is particularly exciting for developers; however, there is a small caveat—they will not release an SDK for these builds for some time.

This update is not ordinary. It brings a small but powerful collection of general improvements that will improve the overall experience for people who are brave enough to run this build on their PCs.

Imagine having a smoother and more dependable system to work on. This update is all about that.

The Start menu has a new account manager. This fresh design is focused on simplifying your life. It shows you a quick view of your Microsoft account from the Start menu. Isn’t it awesome?

Now for the fixes. Have you ever had a problem where your taskbar disappears and won’t return? Yes, they have fixed it. It’s the little things that make a big difference, right?

However, there exist some known issues. For example, certain Insiders are unable to move past older builds. However, a solution requires performing a fresh installation from the newest ISO file.

Also, if you are a fan of dark mode, the colors in the Performance section of Task Manager do not show correctly.

Regarding feedback, the Microsoft Store is also getting an upgrade. The emphasis here is on a speedy and secure checkout experience with Microsoft Wallet, making your digital shopping as smooth as possible.

In the Canary Channel, you are like a special member of an exclusive club who gets to test the newest features and improvements. But this isn’t for everyone. The builds included here are experimental and can change significantly as time passes. Not all features may appear in the final release, but that is part of the excitement as an Insider.

Thus, how do you feel about Windows 11 Canary 26236? Are these updates and fixes interesting to you, or do the known issues seem like a deal-breaker? Let us talk. After all, sharing our experiences helps make Windows better for everyone.

You can read the full blog post here.

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