Microsoft Releases Preview of Latest Windows 11 22H2 Monthly Update

Enthusiasts running Windows 11 version 22H2 will discover a new cumulative update preview awaiting them in Windows Update during Week D. This update includes a few minor new features and changes.

Here’s a rundown of what’s new:

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New hover behavior on the Search box. When hovering over the Search box on the Taskbar, the search flyout box will now appear by default. Users can modify this behavior in the Taskbar settings within the Settings app.

New app defaults behavior. This build introduces the minor new app defaults behaviors that Microsoft began testing with Insiders in March. Apps will now be able to guide users to the respective location in Settings to configure specific file types to open with a particular app individually. Additionally, apps can now create primary and secondary pins on the Taskbar with the user’s confirmation.

New “Enable optional updates” policy for managed businesses. Administrators can utilize this policy to set up monthly, optional cumulative updates and Controlled Feature Rollouts (CFRs). Learn more about this policy here.

In addition to these changes, the update includes reliability, quality, and security fixes. The final version of this update will be widely released on Tuesday, September 12.

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