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Microsoft announces new features in Windows 11 including Tabbed File Explorer, Suggested Actions and more

Microsoft Windows 11 Tabbed File Explorer

Last month, Microsoft announced the availability of Windows 11 2022 Update in 190+ countries. Windows 11 2022 Update (Windows 11, version 22H2) is the first major update to Windows 11 with several productivity, security, accessibility and gaming features. Today, Microsoft announced the availability of an additional set of new features and experiences to Windows 11 2022 Update users. You can find the list of new features below.

Tabbed File Explorer: Microsoft is bringing Tabs to File Explorer which will allow you to organize your files and switch between your folders with ease. The new Favorites section is the perfect place to pin your most used files. When sharing content, Windows can also provide a list of contacts you’re likely to share content with and some personalized suggestions based on your Microsoft 365 account.

Suggested Actions: When there are phone numbers or future dates in text, Windows highlights them, making it easy to click and call with Phone Link, Teams or Skype, or click to schedule an appointment, adding an event in your Calendar app and including the person you were communicating with on your invite.

Taskbar Overflow and easy access to Task Manager:

  • First, if you like to pin a larger selection of apps to your taskbar than space allows, Taskbar gives you an entry point to an overflow menu that allows you to view all your overflowed apps in one space.
  • Second, when you right click on the taskbar, in addition to Taskbar Settings, you will also see an option to jump directly into your Task Manager.

Share to more devices: To make sharing files even easier, you can simply share files with more discoverable devices nearby directly from your desktop, File Explorer, Photos, Snipping Tool, Xbox and other apps.

Photos app: Coming at the end of October, the Photos app on Windows 11 has been redesigned to make organization of your photo collection easy. The new Memories experience resurfaces pictures you’ve saved on OneDrive. You can also enjoy picture compilations of recent highlights, time spent with loved ones, and more.

Microsoft recently announced that the Photos app can now seamlessly access all the photos on your iPhone with direct connection to your iCloud photo library. iCloud integration will be available in November.

Amazon Appstore: You can now access Android apps and games from the Amazon Appstore, generally available in 31 countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and more. There are over 50,000 Android titles to choose from.

New sports and entertainment apps: The ESPN app is available in the Microsoft Store globally across 239 markets.

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