Microsoft has improved the account settings in the latest preview of Windows 11, a settings page that now links the Office subscriptions to the user’s Microsoft 365 account.
The Windows Insider team started rolling out a new ‘Your Microsoft account’ settings page in Windows 11 Settings in October 2021.
The ultimate goal is to provide users with all the information they need in their Microsoft accounts (such as Microsoft 365 subscriptions) from the operating system, eliminating the need to log into their account on the web.
“With this build, we’re making it easy for you to see all supported Office perpetual products, such as Office 2021 or Office 2019, associated with your account in Settings > Accounts,” said Amanda Langowski and Brandon LeBlanc of Microsoft today.
“This update allows you to see all supported Microsoft 365 Office products for your account and you can view details about your product 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 within Windows by going to Settings > Accounts.
The new feature started rolling out to Windows Insiders on the Dev Channel, who installed Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 25126.
In today’s Windows 11 dev build, Microsoft has also addressed a known issue that rolled back installations of the most recent builds in the Dev Channel after bugchecks failed with DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL in pci.sys.
Redmond is also working on mitigating a problem with CPU usage that caused the Program Compatibility Assistant Service to use a lot of resources after updates to the latest Insider Preview builds in the Windows Dev Channel.
This build also fixed an explorer.exe crash when using Search and a Task Manager crash when explorer.exe stopped responding.
Microsoft released the first ISO image for new Windows 11 Dev Preview builds earlier this month, allowing Windows Insiders to perform a clean install of the operating system.
Microsoft has also started testing a new feature of Windows 11 with a small subset of Windows Insiders that shows a search box on the Internet on the desktop of the operating system.
You can find detailed steps to enable the new desktop search bar in Windows 11 with ViveTool in our previous report.