New Windows 11 features to make Update 2022 worth it

Microsoft has released its first major update for Windows 11 on Tuesday. The update includes new security, productivity, accessibility and gaming features. You can check ours a step-by-step guide on how to download the new update.

The operating system is rapidly approaching its first anniversary in early October. At launch, the new operating system brought dozens of new features to life, including a redesigned interface, widgetsmore accessible Microsoft Teams Experience, many desktops and Attract systems and groupsbut also Android applications.

Here’s what you can check out today.

Windows 11 Update makes your computer easier to use

The new Windows 11 update adds a faster and more accurate search to Boot menu. Quick settings as well as better coverage of local and current events on the widget board. In October, Windows 11 will receive a long-awaited feature – bookmarks in File Explorer.

Windows 11 now has more productivity tools

Windows 11 started with features targeted at multitaskers and users who wanted more organization. With this new update, Snap Layouts that neatly arrange open windows on the desktop are made more versatile with improved touch navigation and the ability to snap multiple browser tabs in Microsoft Edge.

Down minimize distractionsthe update introduces focus sessions and a Do Not Disturb mode to minimize distractions. According to Microsoft, when you start a new Focus session, Windows automatically turns on Do Not Disturb. This mutes notifications, disables systray badges, and app notifications on our taskbar. Focus also enhances the Clock app with timers to help you stay focused and remember to take breaks.

Combine app and window groups with Snap Layouts and easily maximize and minimize an entire group with Snap Groups on Windows 11.

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Windows 11 Update adds new accessibility features

Narrator, the built-in screen reader in Windows 11, will pick up more natural voices, improving text-to-speech functionality.

In addition, the new system-wide live captioning will go beyond the live captioning capabilities of individual apps. System live captions will be displayed at the top of the screen and below the camera by default, but users can toggle the location of the captions to the bottom of the screen or a separate floating window. In addition, live captions can now transcribe conversations in person by capturing audio from the microphone.

Voice Access, still in preview, enhances already existing voice commands, allowing you to control the computer and write text by voice. The first time you use Voice Access, you will go through an interactive tutorial on how to perform common tasks with your voice. The tool also provides real-time feedback if it doesn’t recognize the word.


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Intelligent application control and security

According to Microsoft, intelligent application control should provide more confidence when downloading applications on Windows 11. The tool blocks untrusted or unsigned applications, script files, and potentially malicious macros from attacking your computer. Basically, the tool predicts real-time application security. A function built on the same artificial intelligence as w Windows Defender Application Controlis available for personal or business use.

Microsoft Defender SmartScreen can now identify when you enter Microsoft credentials in a malicious application or compromised website and send an alert.

The update also enables Hypervisor-Protected Code Integrity (HVCI) and Microsoft’s Blocked Driver List on all new Windows 11 devices by default. In the update, Microsoft also improved identity protection and simplified password management.

Better video calling and authoring tools

At the time of launch, Windows 11 was produced Microsoft Teams more accessible. The latest update introduces Windows Studio effects that can improve audio and video calls. The new Windows Studio camera uses Voice Focus to filter background noise, a background blur tool, eye contact to make it look like you’re always staring at the camera, and an auto-framing feature that keeps the camera close to you as you move.

The new Windows 11 update also adds the Clipchamp video editing application.

Android games and applications

The new Edge Browser games home page features broadcasts, tournaments, awards, new releases, recently played Xbox Game Pass games and more.

New Game Hub in the updated Edge browser from Microsoft.

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Windows 11 Update makes it easier to access your games with new controller strip. This also gives you an updated view of the Xbox game bar that gives you faster access to recently launched games and launchers. According to Microsoft, the update will also increase the optimization of game performance, which will improve latency and unlock Auto HDR and variable refresh.

Players can also view new home page in Microsoft Edge which includes personalized stories, easy access to Xbox Cloud Gaming library and recently played games. There’s also a built-in feature called Clarity Boost, which gives you sharper graphics for cloud gaming.

After the launch of Windows 11, the new operating system’s partnership with Amazon moved Android apps to Windows PCs. This update expands the preview of the Amazon App Store and brings the total number of Android apps and games to 20,000.


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Greener features

The latest Windows 11 update is designed to help you reduce your device’s carbon footprint. For example, when devices are connected, turned on, connected to the Internet, and if regional carbon intensity data is available, Windows will schedule updates for those times of the day that may result in a lower carbon footprint. Microsoft said it also improved the default power settings for Sleep and Screen Off to help reduce emissions when computers are idle.

For more information on Windows 11, check out how the latest operating system differs from Windows 10 and how to download windows 11.

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