Windows 11 2022 Update: Every New Feature You Should Care About
Microsoft released its First major update for Windows 11 Tuesday. The update includes new security, productivity, accessibility and gaming features.
The operating system is approaching its one-year anniversary.At launch, the new operating system brought Dozens of new features life, including a redesigned interface, small partsmore accessible Microsoft Teams Experience, multiple desktops, Snap layouts and groups also Android application.
Here’s what you can check out today:
Windows 11 update makes your PC easier to use
The new Windows 11 update is Start Menu, quick settings, and better local and current event overlays on your widget boards. In October, Windows 11 will get a long-requested feature — tabs in File Explorer.
Windows 11 now has more productivity tools
Windows 11 rolls out goal-oriented features Multitaskers and users who need more organization. With this new update, Snap Layouts for neatly arranging open Windows on the desktop are more versatile, with improved touch navigation and the ability to snap multiple browser tabs in Microsoft Edge.
to Minimize distractions, the update introduces Focus Session and Do Not Disturb mode to minimize distractions. According to Microsoft, Windows automatically turns on Do Not Disturb when you start a new Focus session. This will mute notifications, turn off taskbar badges and app notifications in the taskbar. Focus also improves the Clock app with a timer to help you focus and remember to rest.
Windows 11 update adds new accessibility features
Windows 11’s built-in screen reader, Narrator, will receive more natural soundto improve text-to-speech functionality.
In addition, the new system-wide Live Caption will go beyond the Live Caption capabilities of a single app. By default, system-wide live captions will be displayed at the top of the screen and below the camera, but users can switch the caption position to the bottom of the screen or to a separate floating window. Additionally, Live Caption can now transcribe face-to-face conversations by capturing microphone audio.
Still in preview, Voice Access improves existing voice commands by allowing you to control your PC and write text by voice. The first time you use voice access, you’ll learn how to use your voice to complete common tasks through interactive tutorials. It also provides real-time feedback if the tool fails to recognize a word.
Smart Application Control and Security
Smart App Control According to Microsoft, downloading apps on Windows 11 should give you more confidence. This tool blocks untrusted or unsigned applications, script files and potentially malicious macros from invading your computer. Essentially, the tool predicts the security of an application in real-time.This function is built with Windows Defender Application ControlAvailable for personal or commercial use.
Microsoft Defender SmartScreen can now identify and send alerts when you enter your Microsoft credentials on malicious apps or hacked websites.
The update also enables Hypervisor Protected Code Integrity, or HVCI, and Microsoft Vulnerable Driver Block List by default on all new Windows 11 devices. Microsoft has also enhanced identity protection and simplified password management in the update.
Better video calling and creator content tools
At launch, Windows 11 enabled Microsoft Teams is more accessible. The latest update introduces Windows Studio effects to improve audio and video calls. The new Windows Studio camera uses Voice Focus to filter background noise, the background blur tool Eye Contact to make it look like you’re always looking at the camera, and auto-framing to keep the camera by your side as you move.
The new Windows 11 update also adds video editing app Clipchamp.
Games and Android Apps
Windows 11 update passed new controller bar. This also provides an updated view of the Xbox Game Bar for faster access to recently played games and the launcher. According to Microsoft, renew There will also be improved game performance optimizations, improved latency and unlocks automatic HDR and variable refresh.
Players can also view New home page in Microsoft Edge Featuring personalized stories for easy access Xbox Cloud Game Library and recently played games. There’s also a built-in feature called Clarity Boost that provides sharper graphics in cloud gaming.
When Windows 11 launched, the new operating system’s partnership with Amazon brought Android apps to Windows PCs. This update expands the Amazon App Store preview and increases its total number of Android apps and games to 20,000.
The latest Windows 11 update aims to make it easier to reduce your device’s carbon footprint. For example, when a device is plugged in, turned on, connected to the internet, and if regional carbon intensity data is available, Windows will schedule an update at a time of day likely to result in lower carbon emissions. Microsoft says it has also adjusted default power settings for sleep and screen off to help reduce emissions when the PC is idle.
For more information on Windows 11, check out How the latest operating system differs from Windows 10 and How to download Windows 11.