Microsoft is introducing a new “Windows Feature Experience Pack” to improve the Windows experience outside of the major Windows 10 updates. With this new approach, Microsoft can enhance features and experiences that are developed independently of the operating system. This new Windows Feature Experience Pack process will first be tested with Windows Insider members before being rolled out to other users in the ecosystem. Microsoft has released the first Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.1070.0 in the beta channel.
The Redmond-based technology giant announced the new Windows Feature Experience Pack process on its blog. These packages are made available to Windows Build members through Windows Update, as are builds and cumulative updates. The first Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.1070.0 update brings two new improvements. Insider members can use the Windows built-in feature to cut screens. You can press WIN + SHIFT + S to crop your screen and paste it directly into a folder of your choice in File Explorer to save the screenshot. The other addition is that the portrait touch keyboard of a 2-in-1 touch device now supports split keyboard mode.
As mentioned earlier, only Windows Insider members can install this new Windows Feature Experience Pack. Authorized users can go to Settings> Update & Security> Windows Update and check for updates. Microsoft says that in the beta channel, Insider members must have Windows 10 20H2 build 19042.662 installed to receive this update.
In addition, a restart is required after installing the latest update. The version of the Windows Feature Experience Pack can be checked at Settings> System> Info. In the future, Windows Feature Experience Pack updates will be integrated into the existing service process for Windows 10 and delivered to customers in this way via Windows updates.