- Windows 11 build 23580 is now available in the Dev Channel.
- This update brings Copilot access without a Microsoft account.
- Microsoft is also making it easier to transfer files with Nearby Sharing.
Build 23580 for Windows 11 is available for participants of the Windows Insider Program in the Dev Channel. In this release, the development team is adding various improvements to the Copilot AI, Nearby Sharing, and File Explorer and rolling out various fixes.
According to the official changes, Windows 11 build 23580 enables access to the Copilot AI to local accounts with the use of a Microsoft account, but this experience will have limited functionality.
Also, as part of the file-sharing experience, build 23580 is improving the transfer speeds for Nearby Sharing, and you now can share files regardless of the network profile. In the past, you were required to choose the private network profile to send files, but with this update, you only have to be on the same network, and the profile can be either public or private.
Microsoft is also noting that there’s a new update to the Microsoft Store app that allows you to choose the storage to install games. The new interface even includes an option to turn off the feature.
It’s worth noting that Microsoft is still in the process of gradually rolling out Copilot, and it’s currently only available as a preview in North America, the United Kingdom, and parts of Asia and South America. However, in the future, the AI chatbot will expand to more markets. In the meantime, you can try these instructions and solutions to enable Copilot on your device.
Windows 11 build 23580 fixes and issues
In this release, File Explorer addresses an issue where using the mouse back and forward buttons didn’t react when hovering over the “Recommended Files” section of the “Home” page, and fixes a problem that prevented the “Gallery” page from display images when using “Group By” in all folders.
On the desktop experience, Microsoft fixed an issue that made the desktop tooltips in Task View hard to read in high-contrast themes and a problem that was causing Taskbar icons to disappear after switching desktops. Furthermore, this update fixes an issue where the search experience will close unexpectedly when a lot of icons are available in the Taskbar.
Finally, for the Spotlight feature, this update fixes a problem displaying wallpapers in the desktop thumbnail in Task View.
As for the known issues, the legacy “Chat” icon may still appear in the Taskbar, and when first launching or after refreshing Copilot while using Voice Access, you will need to use “Show grid” commands to click in the prompt box for the first time.
Install build 23580
If you want to download and install the Windows 11 build 23580, enroll your device in the Dev Channel using the “Windows Insider Program” settings from the “Windows Update” section.
Once you enroll the computer in the program, you can download build 23580 from the “Windows Update” settings by clicking the “Check for Updates” button. However, you will need a device that meets the minimum system requirements to receive the update if you are new to the Windows Insider Program.