Windows 11 2022 Update: all about the update
Windows 11 2022 Update is the first major update offered by Microsoft for its operating system. It comes less than a year after the launch of the original version, bringing with it a long series of innovations that have undergone an intense testing phase in recent months, as always thanks to the collaboration with the Insider community. The package is already being rolled out in over 190 countries around the world.
What's in Windows 11 2022 Update?
This is another step in the path started with the launch of first Microsoft 365 and then Windows 365, taking advantage of the potential offered by the Azure cloud to simplify daily activities. The stated objective is to improve the productivitythe security and the approach cross-platform.
To achieve this, however, first, make the platform accessible to everyoneremoving the residual barriers that still prevent their use by certain categories of users or on certain devices.
We know that complexity is a barrier for too many people. Windows 11 introduced a sense of simplicity to PC use, with an intuitive design that users love. We're building the foundation with new features to ensure the content and information you need is always at your fingertips, with Start menu updates, faster and more accurate searches, quick settings, improved coverage of local and current events in the widget area and your most requested new feature, File Explorer tabs. All of this helps Windows anticipate your needs and save you time.
So let's review what are the new features introduced with the 2022 update of the operating system, some of which have already been mentioned.
At the level of accessibilityWindows 11 2022 Update brings the ability to view the Subtitles for each content read, regardless of the application used. Subtitles are generated automatically, analyzing the audio stream in real time.
Staying on topic, we're adding the ability to control the PC and write documents using just your voice, thanks to technology natural voices for the voice assistant. It should be noted that these two features are initially only available in the United States.
Regarding the productivity and multitasking, Microsoft has introduced improvements in the Instantaneous to optimize the organization of windows on the desktop (and in the Edge browser). Then there is To concentrate to avoid distractions when you need to stay focused and advance in battery management, for the benefit of those who operate from a laptop.
They are part of the update new audio and video effects designed to improve the quality of the stream transmitted during video callsleveraging the intervention of artificial intelligence.
Between these, Voice focus employs an algorithm for advanced background noise suppression, while Blurred background applies a realistic blur to what is behind the user, Contact lenses gives the impression that your gaze is always pointed in the direction of the interlocutors and Automatic framing Automatically adjusts camera framing as you move. Some of these features have already been seen in action on individual smart working and remote communication platforms, but are now integrated at the operating system level.
clipchampthe video editor captured last year, is now included in Windows 11. Provides a simplified and accessible experience for everyone to create or edit content, with templates, effects and styles just a click away.
There is also news for fans of video game. The most important is a general performance optimization. Then there's support forAuto HDR et al Variable refresh rate for executed titles. All this without forgetting the vast and constantly expanding catalog offered by the Game Pass subscription, also accessible on PC via the Xbox app.
Although with considerable delay, theAmazon app store to download the android apps is now available in new territories, but still in preview form and provided that the defined hardware requirements are met. There are over 20,000 to download, install and use on your computer.
New SmartScreen Defender it is activated when the user enters their Microsoft account credentials into a potentially malicious application or suspicious site, displaying a warning accordingly.
Front security an improvement of Hello for business, to prevent someone from taking over your PC when its rightful owner has moved away. The list is completed by Smart app control to block potentially harmful applications, macros or scripts.
The Redmond Group's intention is to develop the platform to meet the needs expressed by users, also following the important changes that the health crisis has introduced and to which, of course, we have become accustomed. New ways to work and collaborate, but also to communicate and have fun.
To understand what is the Microsoft's vision related to the present and future of Windows, we refer to the words of Panos Panay, Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer of the Windows and Devices Division.
We're excited to take this next step with Windows 11 to inspire businesses like yours. Windows 11 was designed to bring people together, help them play and have fun, increase productivity and inspire creativity. Serving more than a billion people, Windows is the platform for global innovation. For businesses, Windows 11 is the hybrid work operating system and the most secure version of Windows yet. For developers and creators, Windows 11 is an open platform that creates even more economic opportunities for creation. We will continue to invest in the goal of providing Windows experiences that enrich people's lives while striving to meet your ever-changing needs.
More new features to come
The release of the 2022 update package for Windows 11 will be followed by the distribution of additional updates, more frequent than in the past. Already in October we will see the launch of new features. Here are which ones.
- File Explorer (File Explorer): users will finally be able to organize open items in tabs, like in the browser, improving multitasking;
- Photo (Photos): a new version of the app will introduce a new gallery experience and make it easier to view images and save them to OneDrive;
- Copy Actions: by copying phone numbers or dates, you will get suggestions on actions to take, such as making a call or adding an event to the calendar;
- Overflow for taskbar: the icons of open applications for which there is no more room on the screen will be grouped together in a small dedicated pop-up box;
- Sharing with devices: Improvements for sharing with nearby devices.
Official operating system licenses are available on Amazon for Home and Pro versions.