Microsoft releases Windows 11 22H2

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Microsoft releases Windows 11 22H2
Windows 11 2022 update

The first major update to Microsoft's Windows 11 operating system comes with several enhancements, especially on the security side.

With Windows 11 22H2, Microsoft will slim down and streamline updates for better performance.

Reducing the download sizes for feature updates, how in-box apps are handled and restructuring the Unified Update Platform files should shrink data transfers by approximately 450 megabytes, Microsoft said.

Users who have devices with Intel's 8th generation or newer chipsets will get virtualisation based security (VBS) and hypervisor protected code integrity (HCVI) enabled by default.

For Windows 11 Enterprise, Microsoft will also enable the Credential Guard feature in Defender, to increase protection from operating system vulnerabilities.

Windows 11 22H2 also comes with enhanced phishing protection in Microsoft Defender SmartScreen, which automatically detects if users are typing in passwords to insecurely connected apps or websites.

As all editions of Windows 10 version 21H1 will reach end of support by December 14 this year, and won't receive security updates after that date, Microsoft recommends that users migrate to Windows 11.

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