Microsoft has now distributed an optional update to Windows 11 customers in the lead-up to Patch Day. The KB5014668 update integrates the “highlights” feature in Windows Search and fixes various bugs. Although the update to Windows 11 Build 220778 is still in preview, it can still be downloaded by anyone who is not part of the Insider Program. You can manually install it by checking the Windows Update menu. The next Patch Day will be July 12, 2022.
The new search isn’t for everyone.
Redmond will not be able to deliver all Windows 11 users immediately, even though it is focusing on the new search highlights. The final version will be released in waves, just like the Insider test series. It may take several weeks, or even months, before widespread availability can be guaranteed. Microsoft states that the new highlights are displayed within the search as “moments” and can be images, websites or posts. These highlight events may occur on holidays, anniversaries or other special occasions in the user’s area.
Business customers will see updates on employees, appointments, shared files, and other information in the highlights. The KB5014668 update includes a number of bug fixes, which are part of the Patch Notes. Microsoft has resolved a technical problem that had previously prevented Windows 11 users from updating. Microsoft is also working to fix audio problems related to Bluetooth connections and games, as well as the issues with Wi-Fi hotspot. The pre-download might be worthwhile.