Available today: The Windows 11 2022 Update

Windows 11

Today’s Windows 11 2022 Update is available in over 190 countries.

These changes have been enduring in how we live, learn, and work over the past few years, with the PC playing a greater role in our daily lives. There are many online options available for meeting, scheduling appointments, and entertainment that were not possible before. However, they remain a necessity due to their convenience and efficiency. We developed new habits that have remained. The PC has connected us in more emotional ways that ever before.

Individuals and businesses are now more flexible in their work and lives, which has led to increased security threats. Every second there are HTML921 password attacks.

The PC was modernized with last year’s launch Windows 11. This makes it easier to complete the tasks that you depend on your PCs for. To help you stay safe at home and work, we added security features to Windows. With Windows 365 , Windows is now available in the cloud. This allows organizations to stream the entire Windows experience from any device. Windows is being used more frequently and people spend more time using it. Windows 11 is actually the most popular and loved version of Windows; this is both an honor and a source of energy for me and my team.

To ensure Windows continues to evolve and adapt to your needs, our work never ends. We are now on the next stage of our journey with Windows 11. This major update will bring you four key innovations that will make your life easier.

  • Everyone can use the PC more easily and safely
  • People are empowered to be more productive
  • Windows is the ideal place to connect, create, and play.
  • Workplace flexibility, security, and management

Making it easier and safer for everyone

System wide live captions in Windows 11

Windows 11 introduced a feeling of ease to the computer and a user-friendly design that people love. The foundation of Windows 11 is being built upon new features. These include updates to the Start menu, faster search, Quick Settings, better local and current event coverage in your Widgets boards, and the No. Tabs in File Explorer. This allows Windows to anticipate your needs and save time.

System-wide live captions in Windows 11

Technology can empower us all – to remove obstacles and allow people to participate and connect. Nearly one in five people use accessibility features on their PCs. With this release, we continue our commitment to making Windows accessible for all. A set of new accessibility technologies will be available. These include system-wide live captions 2 which automatically generates captions from all audio content on Windows 11. Voice access (preview ), which allows you to control your computer and author text with your voice. Natural Voices for Narrator 2 mirrors natural speech better, creating more pleasant-sounding audio to aid in browsing or reading the web.

People and their families are concerned about online safety, privacy, and security. Windows 11 is the latest version of Windows. Microsoft receives over 43 trillion security signals each day to support its comprehensive security solutions. We’re now introducing Smart App Control 3 to make it easy for you to download any app that you want. We know security threats never stop once you close your laptop. That’s why we created the Defender application for Microsoft 365 Personal or Family subscribers. Microsoft Defender for individuals enhances Windows’ security features and provides additional protection for your Android, iOS, and Macs. Microsoft 365 customers living in the U.S. will soon be able to receive identity theft monitoring as part of their Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscriptions.

Empowering people

Enhancements to Snap layouts

People have always relied on the PC to accomplish complex tasks. The new Windows 11 2022 update includes enhancements to Snap layouts and the Focus feature. Performance and battery optimizations are also included. This will allow you to be your most productive.

Enhancements for Snap layouts

Snap layouts in Windows 11 are a revolution in multitasking. They allow users to optimize their view for multiple documents or apps at once. Snap layouts are now more flexible thanks to improved touch navigation and the ability to snap multiple browser tabs within Microsoft Edge.

Focus session, Do Not Disturb in Windows 11

To help minimize distractions from distracting you from your task, we’re introducing Do Not Disturb and Focus sessions. Windows will automatically turn on Do Not disturb when you start a focus session. This turns off notifications and disables taskbar badges. The Clock App integrates with Focus, which launches a timer that helps you focus and reminds you to take breaks.

Windows is the best place to create, connect and play

We hear from customers and from you that your computer is being used for more things than ever. As more people use Windows to communicate, create and game, PC usage is increasing. This update includes new features such as Windows Studio Effects 4 to enhance video and audio calls, create tools, and updates to Microsoft Store.

Windows Studio effects for Windows 11

Video calls are essential for all aspects of your PC, from work and community meetings to connecting to friends and family. The new Windows Studio camera and audio effects make it easy to look and sound great on conference calls. They are enabled by advanced AI, including Voice Focus to make sure you are heard, Background blur to make sure only you are seen, Eye Contact so you can make better connections with the people you’re speaking to, and Automatic Framing to ensure that the camera follows you wherever you go.

Clipchamp for Windows 11

People are creating more video content as the creator economy grows. Clipchamp is now available as an inbox app for Windows 11. This update will make video editing easy with templates and effects.

Windows is still the best place for games. This update will provide performance optimizations to improve latency, and unlock features such as Auto HDR or Variable Refresh Ratio on windowed gaming. Game Pass is built into Windows 11 via the Xbox app and allows players to access hundreds of high quality PC games. Visit Xbox Wire to learn more about the latest in gaming.

The right content is key to a great PC experience. We redesigned Microsoft Store for Windows a year ago to make it more accessible and easier to use. It is a one-stop-shop for all the apps, games, and TV shows that you love. We are now expanding the Amazon Appstore Preview into international markets through our partnership. More than 20,000 Android(tm), apps and games will be available to Windows 11 devices with the feature-specific requirements. We are excited to announce that we have expanded our app and game catalog. Additionally, we will be moving on to the next stage in the Microsoft Store Ads pilot. This will allow developers to get their content in front the right customers. For more information about the Microsoft Store on Windows, please visit this blog.

Providing added security, management, and flexibility for the workplace

Focus session and Do Not Disturb in Windows 11

Today’s most powerful productivity tool is the PC. We know that organizations need tools to securely manage multiple Windows endpoints, regardless of where they are located, in order to keep their employees engaged and productive. The new Windows 11 2022 update delivers critical new security features as well as new management tools to improve IT efficiency.

Windows 11 offers layers of hardware-software integration for powerful, outof-the-box protection starting the moment you turn on your device. We’re constantly innovating. Microsoft Defender SmartScreen detects when users enter their Microsoft credentials in malicious applications or on hacked websites and alerts them. Windows Hello for Business now has a presence-sensing feature. Devices equipped with presence sensors can be used with Windows Hello to log you in whenever you approach, and to lock your device when leaving. IT professionals can also provide remote support via the cloud to ensure security and real-time assistance.

Smart App Control for Windows 11

Smart App Control is also valuable for small businesses and consumers. Smart App Control is available on all new Windows 11 devices and clean Windows 11 2022 Update installations. It blocks malicious macros, script files, untrusted or unsigned apps, and script files from running on Windows 11. Your employees will be able to use the tools that they need while your company is protected. Smart App Control is built on the same AI that powers Windows Defender Application Control. It can determine the safety of any application before it runs on your device. This is a great option for companies that don’t yet use a modern device management tool (MDM), such as Microsoft Intune.

For more information about the latest update for IT and commercial customers, visit the Microsoft 365 blog. To find out more security tips, visit our Security blog.

Providing continuous Windows innovation and value

Windows Studio effects in Windows 11

We are determined to continue to deliver value and innovation to Windows and Microsoft services such as Microsoft Edge, Microsoft 365, and Game Pass, in order to keep the PC playing a greater role in our lives.

As you know, details matter. Windows 11 2022 Update contains many subtle but crucial changes that will help you be more productive and creative.

This update will also improve Windows Update. Windows Update now recognizes carbon, making it easier to reduce carbon emissions. Windows Update schedules installations when devices are connected, plugged in, and turned on. This is because Windows Update uses lower-carbon electricity sources to power the electric grid. To help reduce carbon emissions, we have also changed the default power setting for Sleep and Screen Off to make it more efficient.

We will be releasing new features to Windows 11 more often than the annual update, as we shared in February. This is possible by using the many update mechanisms that we have, including Microsoft Store updates and servicing. We are excited to continue this momentum with additional experiences in October.

Tabs in File Explorer

  • Enhancements to File Explorer , which include bringing tabs into File Explorer to help organize your File Explorer sessions as you do in Microsoft Edge. You can quickly access your most recent and favorite files from File Explorer. This allows you to pin important files for quick access.
  • Photos appIn Windows 11’s Photos app, we have introduced a new photo-managing experience. It features a beautiful gallery that simplifies browsing, managing, and consuming your photos collection. You can also easily backup your photos to OneDrive, enjoy powerful Windows experiences on Windows devices and enjoy a delightful “Memories” experience.
  • Recommended Actions on Copy: Get suggested actions like calling Teams or Skype, or adding an event to the Calendar app.
  • Taskbar – Taskbar offers an entry point to an Overflow Menu that allows you view all of your overflowed applications in one place.
  • Share to More Devices: Find and share to More Devices, including Desktops, using nearby share.

Get the Windows 11 2022 Upgrade – There’s never been an easier time to buy a new computer

Clipchamp in Windows 11

There are so many exciting new features in this update that it’s now the perfect time to buy a new computer. Windows 11 is available on many devices across the ecosystem. We are proud to offer it. You can experience the new update on your Surface PC or one of our amazing ecosystem partners Acer and ASUS, Dell HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Razer, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, and HP. The latest PCs include:

  • The Acer Spin P6 is available for $1499. It’s a great companion for business travel.
  • Asus ExpertBook B9 The ASUS ExpertBook H9 is priced at $1699 and features a durable, lightweight magnesium alloy design with an LED-illuminated numeric touchpad. This makes it ideal for crunching numbers.
  • Dell Letitude 7330– Starting at $1749, this Dell latitude 7330 provides a premium experience in connectivity and collaboration. It is powered by the latest 12 th Generation Intel Core processors, and equipped with an enhanced FHD camera and WiFi-6E, as well as optional 4G LTE connectivity.
  • HP Dragonfly Folio G3 Powered by Intel vPro 12 th Generation Intel Core processors. features a pull-forward design which seamlessly transitions from tablet to laptop, making it easy for users to capture and create ideas. Prices start at $2379.
  • Lenovo ThinkPad The next-generation Lenovo ThinkPad starts at $2499 and features a 16.3-inch foldable computer with a 100% recycled performance fabric back cover and options for up to 32GB of memory.
  • Get your Samsung Galaxy Book Go 5G for as low as $609. The Galaxy Book Go 5G is lightweight and powered by the energy-efficient Snapdragon 8cx Generation 2 Compute Platform. You can work from anywhere with instant-on performance that uses less power and keeps your battery charged for longer.
  • Surface Laptop Studio – Easily transition from your laptop to an entertainment-ready stage or portable creative canvas with the most powerful Surface Laptop starting at $1599.
  • Razer Blade14– This Razer Blade features the AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX CPU and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 3080Ti graphic card. It allows for powerful gaming on the move. The Blade 14 is a smooth, QHD 165Hz screen and enhanced DDR5 memory that allows you to fully take advantage of the powerful hardware. It starts at $1999.

The update is now available. This blog post by John Cable explains the rollout process for Windows 11 2022 Update.

We are excited to continue this journey with Windows 11 to encourage others like yours. Windows 11 was created to bring people together, help people have fun, empower productivity, and inspire creativity. Windows, which is used by more than one billion people worldwide, is the global platform for innovation. Windows 11 will simplify your life. Windows 11 is the best operating system for hybrid work, and it’s also the most secure Windows version yet. Windows 11 opens up new opportunities for creators and developers, allowing them to create even more economic opportunities. As we strive to fulfill your changing needs, we will continue to invest in Windows experiences that enrich people’s lives.

We are excited to see what you create and do with the most recent update.

1Coming October
3 Requires a clean install
4Hardware dependent