Microsoft has officially released a cumulative update for Windows Insiders running Windows 11 version 22H2 in the Release Preview channel and it’ll bring the build number to 22621.457. The update is largely focused on fixing a wide variety of issues but there are a few notable improvements as well. The improvements are largely based on the 22621.450 update, which was released in the Beta channel in early August.
Changelog for the Windows 11 Build 22621.457
Among the new features, there’s also the ability to see the usage history for system resources, such as the camera, phone calls, microphones, and more in the Settings app. You can find it in the Privacy and Security section of the Settings app and it’ll let you see which apps accessed the resources over the past 7 days. This will allow you to stay on top of your privacy.
Other improvements include the effective Windows Defender for Endpoint, which will do a better job at intercepting ransomware attacks and an improvement to SMB compression. This makes it such that files are always compressed irrespective of the size.
Aside from it, it’s mostly fixes in the build and that is to be expected. According to rumors, Microsoft could be set to release the Windows 11 version 22H2 on September 20th. This means time is running out for Windows to fix issues that are still around ahead of the official release.
Microsoft planning the release of first “moment” update for Windows 11 version 22H2
It has been widely reported that Microsoft is planning on releasing the first “moment” update for Windows 11 version 22H2 by the end of 2022 and it seems to be in testing phase with Windows Insiders in the Beta channel. If you’ve signed up for the Windows 11 build 22622, you will already have access to features like taskbar overflow. It seems like smaller features like this one will be released in the moments update, which are like Pixel feature drops in the Android world.