Microsoft bundled a set of camera and audio features under the Windows Studio function to improve video conferencing services or gaming sessions

Microsoft has started publishing the first major functional update for Windows 11. The American company explained that the new update bears the abbreviation “22H2”, and the new update will be shown to the user in 190 countries gradually. Here is a quick look at the most important functions in the new update:

Start menu

The new update will make the search process in the Start menu faster and more accurate, as well as improve the way current events are displayed in the tools.

Window arrangement

The American company indicated that the automatic grouping of windows, known as “Snap Layouts”, has become more diverse, by improving the touch navigation function on the one hand, and the ability to install many tabs in the Microsoft Edge browser from another side.

Do Not Disturb function

The user can now start what is known as focus sessions, which activate the “Do Not Disturb” function automatically, and then the notifications, taskbar badges, as well as application notifications in the taskbar are muted, and Microsoft has integrated the focus function into the Clock application, which includes a timer to support Concentration phases and reminding the user of rest periods.

Windows Studio functionality

Microsoft announced that under the “Windows Studio” function, it has bundled a set of camera and audio features to improve audio and video quality during video conferencing or gaming sessions.

The Voice Focus function includes, for example, masking background sounds or blurring the background in order to hide it (Background), in addition to the availability of many other video effects such as Automatic Framing or Eye Contact, these functions help to make The user is always in the middle of the image, although he is moving and maintains eye contact as well.

Clip champ

Microsoft clarified that the video editing program “Clipchamp” has become an integral part of the Microsoft Windows 11 operating system.

Microsoft: Gamers will benefit from performance improvements
Microsoft: Gamers will benefit from performance improvements

The games

The American company confirmed that gamers will benefit from performance improvements that improve latency, as well as the availability of a variable image activation rate for games in window mode.

The Auto HDR function is also a new function in the window mode for games, and this function improves the display of games, which do not have high-contrast images (HDR), but images with a normal contrast range SDR (SDR).

Android apps

The Amazon App Store has joined the Microsoft App Store on computers equipped with Windows 11, so the user can, at will, run Android applications in the Microsoft Windows environment, but this function is still officially under review. It may appear some problems from time to time.

Safety

The new update introduces the new security feature Smart App Control, which helps prevent untrusted apps, malicious text files, and macros from running.

In addition, in the future, Windows will be able to identify cases where the user enters login data into malicious applications or hacked websites, and the user will be warned about these sites, which is known as the Defender SmartScreen function.

File Explorer

The user will soon be able to create tabs in the file explorer, in addition to modifying the Start menu by providing the function of quick access to the recently used or frequently used files, in addition to the ability to install important files and see the actions, taken by others on shared files.

The user can check if his computer is ready to install the new update for Windows 11 from the Windows Update page
The user can check if his computer is ready to install the new update for Windows 11 from the Windows Update page

Photo app

Microsoft has announced an update to the built-in Photos app, which provides Gallery view, which helps you search, find, manage, view, and back up your photos.

Suggestions while copying

If the user copies a phone number or an appointment, the appropriate suggestions for this action will appear immediately, from making the call through the Teams application to adding an appointment in the Calendar application.

Active apps

Microsoft has indicated the availability of a new toggle point in the taskbar, which allows the user to open a new taskbar on the desktop with one click to show all active applications.

The user can check whether his desktop or laptop computer is ready to install the new update for Windows 11 from the Windows Update page, and it can be accessed by clicking on the Windows icon in the taskbar of the start page, and then open the settings menu in the opened window by clicking on the icon Gear, and if “22H2” update installation is not displayed, the user can click the “Check for updates” button on the Windows Update page from time to time in order to install the update manually.

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