New Windows 11 test build adds Smart App control, better Microsoft 365 account management

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Microsoft’s newest Windows 11 test build adds a new Smart App Control security feature; improved Microsoft 365 account management; and a handful of other new features. Microsoft made this new build, No. 22567, available to Dev Channel testers on March 2.

Smart App Control is a security feature that Microsoft is enabling on Windows 11 to block untrusted or potentially dangerous applications. Testers can manually turn on SAC in the Windows Security app under the App & Browser Control section. This feature will only work on devices that apply Build 22567 and higher via a clean install. Officials said they will provide more details about this feature “in the future.” 

Microsoft also has made the Microsoft 365 subscription management capability more visible under Settings > Accounts as of today’s build. In addition, in the subscription card area, Microsoft is enabling users to see their subscription payment information and be notified when their methods need updating through payment details. 

For those who aren’t Microsoft 365 subscribers, Microsoft plans to provide information on free capabilities and services they still can access via their Microsoft Account on the “Your Microsoft Account page. These kinds of free services include access to Office

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