innovations and improvements
Windows 11 major update is available
By Klaus Wedekind
About a year after Microsoft released Windows 11, the first major update to the operating system is now available. The innovations and improvements refer mainly to practical and safety aspects. Many things should become simpler, nothing more complicated.
A big change was the jump from Windows 10 to windows 11 not a year ago. Microsoft didn’t want that at all, users should be able to continue working after the upgrade without having to learn a lot of new features. This is also the case for the first major OS update to version 22H2. The update focuses on four key areas: making PC use easier and more secure, increasing productivity, more flexibility and organization options for the hybrid workspace and networking, creativity and entertainment.
Improved start menu
The biggest innovation in Windows 11 was probably a new centrally located Start Menu without the unpopular tiles. After the update, you can add a fourth row of apps or reduce the start menu to two rows. Then it is also possible to group items into folders. If you want to have a start menu app on the taskbar, you no longer have to do it with the right mouse button, you can simply drag it there.
With the update, Microsoft improves the security of Windows 11 by introducing Smart App Control, which prevents untrusted apps, script files, and malicious macros from running on Windows 11. Microsoft uses artificial intelligence (AI) to predict the security of an app before it runs on a device.
The new Microsoft Defender Smart Screen detects when users enter Microsoft credentials into potentially malicious applications or a compromised website and warns them.
Businesses can now take advantage of presence awareness with Windows Hello for Business. Username they automatically engage when they get close to your implement. As soon as you leave your workplace, the device is locked.
Microsoft introduced a useful new feature with Snap Layouts. Makes it easier to work with multiple open windows and programs by making grouping suggestions as soon as you click the maximize icon in the upper right corner of a window. Once you’ve decided on a layout and arranged all the windows accordingly on the screen, an instant group is created. It can be minimized and maximized in its entirety. The update adds better touch navigation and the ability to pin multiple browser tabs in Microsoft Edge.
After the fall update, focus sessions can be turned on for focused work, automatically turning on Do Not Disturb. This will silence the notifications and you will no longer see any notifications on the taskbar. The focus feature is also built into the clock app and offers a timer that reminds users to take breaks if they want to.
Windows 11 is intended to provide everyone with the greatest possible access without barriers. The update brings the ability to automatically display closed captions for audio content system-wide. Users should now be able to control a PC using voice commands and dictate texts. The update also improves the read-aloud feature, which more accurately reflects natural speech for smoother-sounding audio playback. Unfortunately, these features are only integrated in the US at this time.
If the webcam is supported, video conferencing users can improve video and sound quality with a new AI-assisted camera and audio effects in conference calls. Among other things, background noise can be hidden, eye contact with the person being spoken to is sought, and the camera follows the user’s movements.
For gaming PCs, the update brings performance optimizations designed to reduce latency. Features like auto HDR and variable refresh rate are now available for windowed games.
With the new version of Windows 11, German users now also have the opportunity to test the planned integration of the Amazon App Store with a preview, including access to Amazon apps such as Audible or Kindle.
Clipchamp is a new tool for editing videos on Windows 11 PCs. It offers templates and effects among other things.
The update comes gradually
Microsoft is gradually rolling out the update before it’s available for a computer, it’s checked for compatibility. If you want to check if the update is already available for the PC, go to the settings windows update and click there after updates Searching.
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