Microsoft started rolling out Windows 11 2022 update last month that brought several new features. Today, it has started rolling out another update that adds several new features such as Tabbed File Explorer, Taskbar Overflow and easy access to Task Manager, Suggested Actions and more.
Tabbed File Explorer
Tabs in File Explorer let you organize your files and switch between your folders with ease. The new Favorites section lets you pin your most used files. The OneDrive integration makes it easy to see important edits or comments by collegues on your file. When sharing content, Windows can also provide a list of contacts you’re likely to share content with and some personalized suggestions based on your Microsoft 365 account.
Suggested Actions makes your everyday tasks like collaborating with colleagues more efficient is by anticipating your needs and giving you suggestions for actions you may wish to take. For instance, when there are phone numbers or future dates in text, Windows highlights them, making it easy to click and call with Phone Link, Teams or Skype, or click to schedule an appointment, adding an event in your Calendar app and including the person you were communicating with on your invite.
Taskbar Overflow and easy access to Task Manager
Taskbar gets an option to pin a larger selection of apps than space. The overflow menu allows you to view all your overflowed apps in one space. Finally, the most requested right-click to go to Task Manager has been added.
Share to more devices
Windows Share now lets you share files with more discoverable devices nearby directly from your desktop, File Explorer, Photos, Snipping Tool, Xbox and other apps.
By the end of October, Microsoft will enhance the Photos app in Windows 11 to include a beautiful gallery, simplifying browsing, locating, managing, and consuming photos. It lets you simply back up images to OneDrive, enjoy amazing Windows experiences, and enjoy “Memories.”
These new features and experiences will start to become available today in an optional non-security preview release and a phased rollout via servicing technology and new apps via Microsoft Store updates. The update will be broadly available to all editions of Windows 11, version 22H2 in the November 2022 security update release.
Windows 10 2022 update
Microsoft is also pushing Windows 10, version 22H2 update that focuses on quality improvements to the overall Windows experience in existing feature areas such as quality, productivity and security. However, it doesn’t add any new features that are available in Windows 11.
As announced earlier, it will continue to support at least one version of Windows 10 through October 14, 2025. All editions of Windows 10, version 21H1 will reach the end of servicing on December 13, 2022. Enterprise and Education editions of Windows 10, version 20H2 will reach end of servicing on May 9, 2023.