Windows 11 desktop search box

Weekly Digest: Windows 11 22H2, Windows 10 out-of-band update, tech tips

In case you missed it, Windows 11 gets a desktop search box, Windows 10 receives an out-of-band update, One Outlook app preview releases, and more PC tips.

This week on Pureinfotech: Microsoft released an out-of-band update for supported versions of Windows 10 to address authentication failures after the previous quality update.

Windows 11 build 22000.706 became available as a preview in the Release Preview Channel. This non-security update introduces the Spotlight feature for the desktop and pushes a slew of fixes.

As part of the active development of Windows 11, the company also rolled out build 25120 in the Dev Channel with a new search box widget that makes it easier to search the web from the desktop. You can also download the ISO file for build 25120.

This week, Microsoft changed the designation of Windows 11 to “broad deployment,” meaning that the operating system is now available for all systems that meet the minimum requirements.

According to rumors, Windows 11 build 22621 appears to be the preview that Microsoft plans to release as version 22H2 during the second half of 2022.

The software giant also released the first preview of the One Outlook app for Windows 11. However, the app is only available for paid commercial customers, and it’s currently missing a lot of essential features.

Tech tips roundup

This week, you also learned several tips to get the most out of Windows, including the steps to enable and try out the new search box desktop widget for Windows 11.

In preparation for version 22H2, we looked into the steps to upgrade Windows 11 21H2 and Windows 10 to Windows 11 22H2 in four different ways. Also, you can use this guide to avoid problems during and after the installation of version 22H2 on your computer.

You now know the steps to delete temporary files and how to create a backup of Windows 11.

On Windows 10, we looked into the steps to always run the Windows Terminal app as an admin, the different ways to install the Microsoft Teams app, and how to install the YouTube web app.

In addition, you now know the steps to fix hard drive problems, find computers in the network, export VPN connections, and create a new user account using PowerShell commands.