Microsoft improved account settings in the latest Windows 11 preview build, a settings page that now lists Office subscriptions linked to the user’s Microsoft 365 account.
The Windows Insider team has started rolling out a new “Your Microsoft Account” settings page in Windows 11 Settings in October 2021.
The end goal is to provide users with all the information they need about their Microsoft accounts (such as Microsoft 365 subscriptions) from within the operating system, eliminating the need to log into their account on the web.
“With this release, we’re making it easier for you to view all supported Office perpetual products, such as Office 2021 Where Office 2019 associated with your account in Settings > Accounts,” Microsoft’s Amanda Langowski and Brandon LeBlanc said today.
“This update will allow you to view all supported Microsoft 365 Office products licensed under your account and you can view your product details or install Office by clicking the ‘View Details’ button.”
You can now access this information (previously only available on the Microsoft account management page) from Windows by going to Settings > Accounts.
The new feature has started rolling out to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel, who have installed Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25126.
In today’s Windows 11 development release, Microsoft also fixed a known issue that caused installations of the latest builds in the dev channel to roll back due to bugchecks with DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL errors in pci.sys.
Redmond is also working to mitigate a CPU usage issue causing the Program Compatibility Assistant service to use large amounts of resources after upgrades to the latest Insider Preview builds in the Dev Channel. Windows 11.
This release also fixed an explorer.exe crash when using search and a task manager crash when explorer.exe became unresponsive.
Microsoft released the first ISO image for new Windows 11 Dev preview builds earlier this month, allowing Windows Insiders to clean install the operating system.
Microsoft has also started testing a new Windows 11 feature with a small subset of Windows Insiders that displays an Internet search box on the operating system’s desktop.
You can find detailed steps to enable new desktop search bar in Windows 11 using ViveTool in our previous report.