Microsoft has just released the July 2022 Patch Tuesday updates for Windows 11 and Windows 10. For Windows 11 users, today’s update (KB5015814) includes the new Search Highlights feature that Microsoft previously introduced on Windows 10 earlier this year.
Search Highlights adds information about notable events, Bing trending searches, and more to the Windows 11 Search menu. For enterprise users, the feature will also surface the latest updates from their organization, as well as relevant people and files. If you think Search Highlights don’t provide enough value, the feature can be disabled in Settings.
“We are taking a phased and measured approach,” Microsoft previously said about the rollout of Search Highlights, adding that “broad availability will occur in the coming months.” For IT admins, it will also be possible to disable the feature with a Group Policy.
This month’s Patch Tuesday update for Windows 11 also addresses some issues related to wireless connectivity. Microsoft fixed a bug that was preventing Bluetooth from reconnecting to some audio devices after restarting them. There’s also a fix for another issue causing the Wi-Fi hotspot feature to not work as expected.
For Windows 10 users, today’s KB5015807 patch addresses the aforementioned Wi-Fi hotspot issue, and Microsoft also fixed the Snip & Sketch bug where using the keyboard shortcut (Windows logo key+Shift+S) did not capture a screenshot. Other than that, there are also some new Print and Scan features including Internet Print Protocol (IPP) support for USB printers.
Last but not least, Microsoft fixed no less than 84 vulnerabilities with this month’s Patch Tuesday updates, with four of them being rated as critical. You can find more details about the security fixes on our sister site Petri.