Microsoft has released a new Windows Feature Experience Pack for users enrolled in the Windows Insider Program in the Beta and Release Preview channels.
The new release goes by as version 120.2212.3530.0, and is available for users who are currently running the latest 21H1 build in the Beta channel, or the most recent 20H2 build in the Release Preview channel.
However, it only includes one change, as the company is using this Windows Feature Experience Pack to improve the reliability of displaying the candidate list for users of the IME.
The company explains this release as:
“We are testing this new process out with Insiders to deliver new feature improvements to customers outside of major Windows 10 feature updates. Right now, we are starting out with a really scoped set of features and improvements. Over time, we hope to expand the scope and the frequency of releases in the future. Eventually, these Windows Feature Experience Pack updates will get folded into the already existing servicing process for Windows 10 and delivered to customers that way through Windows Update.”
Redmond has been using these Feature Experience Pack releases to ship new features to Windows 10 devices without the need for major updates, and right now the focus is on testing this new method of servicing as part of the Inside program.
The software titan finally confirmed these releases, despite Insiders having noticed them in the OS for some time. They are a way to deliver new features without pushing a system update, which is a more stable way of doing so.
It is also a way to push new features to older versions of the operating system.
This Windows Feature Experience Pack will arrive via Windows Update for those of you who are enrolled in the Beta or Release Preview channels.