Users will likely be glad to know the Windows 11 2022 update is intended to help improve productivity, something Microsoft says it accomplished by adding “enhancements” to select existing functionality, as well as new features. In addition to refining the Focus feature, Microsoft says that users can improve their desktop organization using new Snap layouts — Edge users can Snap more than one browser tab, and tablet and touchscreen laptop users will find the layouts are easier to navigate going forward.
Beyond that, users will note some changes to the Microsoft Store “experience,” according to the company, though that’s perhaps not as exciting as the new Windows Studio audio and video effects, which are designed for use during video calls and conferences. Microsoft says these effects are powered by AI and, among other things, include Automatic Framing, Background Blur, Voice Focus, and Eye Contact. As anticipated, Clipchamp — that’s the video editor that fills the void left by Movie Maker — is also now an inbox app on Windows 11.
Given that gaming is one of the key areas Microsoft focused on with the 2022 update, it’s not surprising to hear that Windows 11 2022 brings new capabilities to windowed games, the most exciting of which is arguably the support for Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Auto HDR. Gamers should also notice some improvements when it comes to latency and general performance.