Windows 11 22H2 gets Widgets notifications with KB5017389, build 22621.608

Microsoft has issued the first cumulative update for the brand new Windows 11 version 22H2. The KB5017389 patch is currently available as an optional update for those who run "Windows 11 2022 Update." It comes with several fixes, and also adds enhancements like Widgets notifications, reliability updates for the Microsoft Store,  improvements for daylight saving time Chile, and more.

Here’s how to enable drag-n-drop for system tray in Windows 11 build 25211

With the Dev channel build 25211 Microsoft re-introduced the ability to drag-n-drop icons in the system tray on the taskbar. However, this novelty is not available to everyone. The company is rolling out it gradually, starting with a small group of users. Luckily, it is easy to activate this feature manually.

Microsoft released Windows 11 builds 22621.730 and 22623.730 to the Beta channel

Besides the new Dev channel build that restores Task Manager in the taskbar context menu, Microsoft has released two builds to Insiders in the Beta channel. Build 22623.730 has  new features, and Build 22621.730 comes with new features disabled by default. Both builds are released as the KB5017385 cumulative update.

Windows 11 22H2 Administrative Templates with XLSX Spreadsheet for Group Policy

Microsoft has released Administrative Templates with XLSX Spreadsheet that match Group Policy options in the Windows 11 version 22H2. System administrators and IT Pros can install them to manage server and client versions of "Windows 11 2022 Update" via Active Directory and related deployment services. For consumers, XLSX Group Policy spreadsheet is a must have thing, as it exposes all the Registry options related to this or that Policy Options.

Intel SST driver can cause BSoD in Windows 11 2022 Update

Traditionally for recent Windows releases, the Intel SST driver has once again become an upgrade block for Windows 11 2022 Update version 22H2. Microsoft is currently not offering the newest OS for some computers with Intel Smart Sound Technology (SST) audio drivers. There is a high chance of getting BSODs after installing it.

Microsoft plans to support Windows 11 2022 Update for 2 years

Microsoft has revealed its support schedule for the latest version of Windows 11. The company's plan is to provide support for "Windows 11 2022 Update" until October 14, 2024. Interestingly, the Redmond firm didn't specify the end of support date for the Windows 11 OS family in general.