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Weekly Digest: Windows 11 22H2, Outlook redesigned, tech tips

In case you missed it, the Task Manager option return to the Taskbar, Outlook redesign rolls out, and more tips to get the most out of your PC.

This week on Pureinfotech, Microsoft released a new preview of Windows 11 (build 25211) to testers with the return of the Task Manager option in the Taskbar context menu and other minor improvements.

Windows 11 22H2 receives builds 22621.703 and 22623.703 (KB5017385) in the Beta Channel that reintroduces the new Taskbar for touch-enabled devices and delivers a bunch of fixes and enhancements.

The software giant also began the gradual rollout of the new version of Outlook arrives to all Office Insiders. The app includes a new experience similar to the web version of Outlook, and anyone with a Microsoft 365 subscription can enable the new design.

Microsoft has also confirmed that Windows 11 will continue to receive feature updates every year. This is in addition to up to four “moment” updates per year with new features. Also, every three years, the company may release major version changes, such as Windows 12.

This week, we also looked into the gaming features and improvements after the upgrade to the Windows 11 2022 Update, including the new Controller bar, optimizations for windowed games, and HDR calibration. This release also updates Auto HDR and DirectStorage.

Finally, the software giant also announced the availability of Android apps in 31 more countries and the next game titles that Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass members will receive in October 2022.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned a bunch of tips to get the most out of Windows, including the steps to disable the open Widgets board on hover on Windows 11.

We looked into the steps to enable the new Task Manager option in the Taskbar context menu and the new System Tray experience in the latest release of Windows 11 through the Dev Channel.

You now know the instructions to enable the features that Microsoft plans to release in the next moment update, including tabs for File Explorer, Suggestion actions, Taskbar Overflow, and Open With interface. In addition, you can use these steps to enable Dynamic Refresh Rate, change the sleep settings, and use the snapping feature on Windows 11.

Finally, on Windows 10, we looked into the steps to enable TPM and Secure boot to upgrade to Windows 11 and the steps to map a network drive.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He's also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ & Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, and LinkedIn.