Windows Spotlight

Windows 11 build 22000.739 (KB5014697) outs with feature drop

The original version of Windows 11 gets an update that brings the desktop Spotlight feature and a slew of fixes.

Windows 11 update KB5014697
  • Windows 11 build 22000.739 rolls out as update KB5014697.
  • The update rolls out Spotlight for the desktop and bug fixes.
  • Update KB5014697 also includes non-security fixes.

As part of the Patch Tuesday rollout for June 2022, Microsoft is making available the update KB5014697 for devices running the original release of Windows 11.

The update KB5014697 bumps the version number to build 22000.739, and according to the official changes, it contains miscellaneous security improvements and all the fixes and enhancements available with the preview update released on May 25, 2022.

The non-security update released on May 25 improves the Family Safety app and introduces the Windows Spotlight feature for the desktop. Also, this release fixes problems with the sign-in experience, networking, encryption, Trusted Platform Module (TPM), scaling, backup, and more.

Update KB5014697 fixes and changes for Windows 11

These are the fixes and new features available with the latest update of Windows 11:

  • Miscellaneous security improvements to internal OS functionality.
  • Improved the Family Safety verification experience for a child account when you send a request for additional screen time.
  • Windows spotlight on the desktop brings the world to your desktop with new, daily background pictures. With this feature, new pictures will automatically appear as your desktop background. This feature already exists for the lock screen. You can also find out more information about each background picture on the web. To turn on this feature, go to Settings > Personalization > Background > Personalize your background. Choose Windows spotlight.
  • Fixed an issue that causes the Input (TextInputHost.exe) app to stop working.
  • Fixed an issue in searchindexer.exe that affects the search for shapes in Microsoft Visio.
  • We prevented users from bypassing forced enrollment by disconnecting from the internet when they sign in to Azure Active Directory (AAD).
  • Fixed an issue that might run an AnyCPU application as a 32-bit process.
  • Fixed an issue that prevents Azure Desired State Configuration (DSC) scenarios that have multiple partial configurations from working as expected.
  • Fixed an issue that affects remote procedure calls (RPC) to the Win32_User or Win32_Group WMI class. The domain member that runs the RPC contacts the primary domain controller (PDC). When multiple RPCs occur simultaneously on many domain members, this might overwhelm the PDC.
  • Fixed an issue that occurs when adding a trusted user, group, or computer that has a one-way trust in place. The error message, “The object selected doesn’t match the type of destination source” appears.
  • Fixed an issue that fails to display the Application Counters section in the performance reports of the Performance Monitor tool.
  • Fixed an issue that fails to maintain the display brightness after you change the display mode.
  • Fixed an issue that might affect some apps that use d3d9.dll with certain graphics cards and might cause those apps to close unexpectedly.
  • Fixed an issue that affects the IE mode window frame.
  • Fixed an issue that affects Group Policy templates.
  • Fixed an issue that prevents internet shortcuts from updating.
  • Fixed an issue that causes some users to see a black screen when they sign in and sign out of Windows.
  • Fixed an issue that causes an Input Method Editor (IME) to discard a character if you enter the character while the IME is converting previous text.
  • Fixed an issue that affects the Desktop Duplication API, which affects display orientation and causes a black image to appear on the screen.
  • Fixed an issue that causes print failures when a low integrity level (LowIL) application prints to a null port.
  • Fixed an issue preventing BitLocker from encrypting when using the silent encryption option.
  • Fixed an issue that leads to a false negative when you run scripts while Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) is turned on. This might cause AppLocker events 8029, 8028, or 8037 to appear in the log when they should not.
  • Fixed an issue that occurs when you apply multiple WDAC policies. Doing that might prevent scripts from running when the policies allow scripts to run.
  • Fixed an issue that affects the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) driver, which might increase the system’s startup time.
  • Fixed an issue that might cause the Remote Desktop client application to stop working when you end a session.
  • Fixed an issue that affects the behavior and shape orientation of a mouse cursor for Microsoft Defender Application Guard (MDAG), Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Edge. This issue occurs when you turn on a virtual graphics processing unit (GPU).
  • Fixed an issue that causes Widgets to appear on the wrong monitor when you hover over the Widgets icon on the taskbar.
  • We added animation to the Widgets icon when you click or tap the icon and the taskbar is aligned on the left.
  • Fixed an issue that affects the rendering of the default Widgets icon on a taskbar that is aligned in the center.
  • Fixed an issue that causes blurry app icons in Search results when the display’s dots per inch (dpi) scaling is greater than 100%.
  • Fixed an issue that causes file copying to be slower because of a wrong calculation of write buffers within the cache manager.
  • Fixed an issue that might cause a system to stop responding when a user signs out if Microsoft OneDrive is in use.
  • Fixed a known issue that might prevent recovery discs (CD or DVD) from starting if you created them using the Backup and Restore (Windows 7) app in Control Panel.

Install Windows 11 build 22000.739

If you want to download and install the Windows 11 build 22000.739, you will need to open the “Windows Update” settings and click the Check for Updates button. However, the device must be enrolled in the Release Preview Channel through the Windows Insider Program settings page.