Interpretation of the first major update of Windows 11 2022
On September 21, Microsoft officially released the Windows 11 2022 update, which is also the first major update since the release of Windows 11, which was simultaneously pushed to users in more than 190 countries and regions.
Microsoft said that Windows 11, launched last year, has made PCs more modern, especially with the addition of security features at the bottom of the system, and Microsoft processes more than 43 trillion security warning signs every day, through comprehensive analysis to ensure Windows users. security.
As always, Windows 11 will continue to improve through daily updates and major updates to meet the various needs of users.
This update mainly involves innovative changes in four aspects:
1. Ease of use
As a huge operating system for hundreds of millions of users around the world, Windows 11 needs to take into account different operating habits, and some of the changes brought by it also make many users feel uncomfortable.
The Windows 11 2022 update is guided by a simple and intuitive design style, bringing many new features to improve ease of use.
For example, an updated and reshaped Start menu, faster and more accurate searches, Quick Settings, local news and latest news in the optimized widget interface.
And the tabs in File Explorer, which everyone has been looking forward to for many years, will also be officially launched in October.
With tabs, you can browse files and data in multiple locations in the same window, and operations such as copying and pasting are also more convenient, without frequent jumping or opening multiple windows.
"Accessibility" is not perceived by regular users, but is essential for special groups such as visual impairment and hearing impairment. Microsoft claims that almost 1 in 5 people benefit from accessibility functions on PCs.
Windows 11 2022 Update adds a slew of updates to accessibility features, such as automatic live captions when playing any audio, voice access preview for controlling PCs by voice and text input, such as using natural speech , A narrator (Narrator) that is closer to the natural voice of a real person.
(Simplified Chinese is not supported for real-time subtitles and Narrator's natural voice at this stage. The preview version of voice access only supports English and is only available in the United States.)
Automatic Live Captioning
Narrator Natural Voice
2. Unleash productivity
Doing productivity work from a PC is still the most efficient, and the Windows 11 2022 update also adds a number of improvements to further improve productivity.
Focus Sessions and Do Not Disturb can block various affairs and notifications that distract you from your work. When turned on, it will mute notifications and turn off taskbar application notifications. At the same time, it also integrates the clock application, which can be set Set the time and remind the user to take a break in time.
Focus Time and Do Not Disturb
Snap Layout can help users optimize the visual experience when they need to process multiple applications and files at the same time. After the update, it is more flexible and can better adapt to the use of touch screen scenarios.
In the Edge browser, it can support the snapping of multiple browser tabs.
3. Connect, entertain and create
Nowadays, online video conferences are becoming more and more frequent, and Windows 11 2022 update has also made targeted support and optimization, especially Windows Studio Effects, as a comprehensive suite, greatly optimizes the effects of video and voice calls, including multiple sub-functions:
The new Windows Studio camera and audio effects, based on AI technology, improve the picture and sound effects of online meetings;
Voice Focus, which filters out background noise and ensures that others can hear you clearly;
Background blur (Background Blur), to ensure that only you are shown in the picture, not afraid of children accidentally breaking in;
Eye Contact, which can help you better connect with the person you are talking to;
Automatic Framing, the camera can stabilize the image even when moving, even if it is a temporary meeting on the bus or subway.
However, the realization of these functions requires hardware to provide the necessary support.
Now is the age of personal video, and the Windows 11 2022 update also adds Clipchamp, a video creator tool.
It presets a large number of templates, special effects, supports various editing functions, and makes video editing easier and simpler.
Windows has always been the platform of choice for gaming, and this update further improves gaming performance and greatly reduces lag.
The updated Windows 11 will support Auto HDR, variable refresh rate and other functions. Of course, these all require corresponding hardware support.
Players can enjoy hundreds of high-quality games through the Game Pass feature of the Xbox app (currently not available as a subscription service in mainland China).
When Windows 11 was released, Microsoft announced that it would support running Android applications, and now it is finally open!
In partnership with Amazon, Microsoft is expanding the Amazon Appstore Preview to international markets, where Windows 11 devices that meet specific functional hardware requirements can run more than 20,000 Android apps and games.
(For specific hardware requirements, please click this link)
In addition, the Microsoft Store advertising pilot has also entered a new stage, which can help developers present content in front of suitable users and achieve accurate push. It is hoped that it can be launched in China as soon as possible so that users can enjoy this service.
4. Security and management
Windows 11 is the most solid Microsoft system to date, and this update specifically introduces the Smart App Control function, which is a bit like the application source and installation control on iOS and Android platforms.
It blocks untrusted or unsigned applications, script files, malicious macros, and allows users to download and install applications with confidence.
Smart App Control, based on the same AI technology found in Windows Defender, predicts the security of an app in real time before the device runs it.
However, it should be noted that this feature needs to be installed separately.
If a user enters sensitive information such as account number and password into a malicious application or a website that has been hacked, the newly added Microsoft Defender SmartScreen will automatically identify it and issue a warning.
Windows Hello also adds an optional feature of identification, with devices equipped with identification sensors that can automatically log in securely when a user approaches the computer, and automatically lock when they leave.
Windows 11 can now also provide stronger protection if a user visits a phishing scam website, notifying users at the first time to avoid the theft of sensitive information such as passwords.
If you're a business user or an IT administrator, the Windows 11 2022 update also offers a slew of new security features and management tools.
In addition to the annual update, Windows 11 will push new features more frequently in the future. For example, in October, we will not only see the file explorer tabs landing, but also:
New Photos app:
A better gallery, easier photo management, simplified browsing, finding, managing, and deleting operations, backup photos with OneDrive, and photo collections created with Memories.
Prompt for suggested actions when copying:
Copy the phone number, and you can instantly get corresponding action suggestions such as dialing, saving, etc. Copy a future date to add an event in the Calendar app.
The taskbar will provide an entry into the collapsed menu, allowing all collapsed applications to be viewed in one space.
Share to more devices:
Discover and share to more devices, including desktops using the Nearby Share feature.
The Windows 11 2022 update has now been fully pushed out. Windows 10 and Windows 11 users who meet the update conditions can see the update prompt named "Windows 11 Version 22H2" by checking Windows Update, and can download and upgrade with one click.