Windows 11 build 22000.527 heads out to everyone with new features
Microsoft has released Windows 11 build 22000.527 to all users as an optional update, bringing with it new taskbar features and more fixes. The update, labeled as KB5010414, initially rolled out to Windows Insiders last Friday (though the minor build number was 526), and now everyone can try it. You can download it manually here. The update includes many of the new features Microsoft announced earlier today, including taskbar weather and new Teams integrations.
The return of taskbar weather is tied to the Widgets feature in Windows 11. In fact, the weather indicator will replace the Widgets button altogether, and you can click it to access the Widgets panel. You can also now hover your mouse over the button to peek at the Widgets panel, and it will be dismissed when you move your mouse away. The new Widgets button will show weather information via an icon and text on the bottom left corner of your screen, unless you’ve aligned your taskbar icons on the left. In that case, the button will stay in its current position, and it won’t show any text – only the icon will change.
Microsoft Teams for work and school is also getting a couple of new features with Windows 11 build 22000.527. During meetings, you’ll now see a “Share window” button when you mouse over an open app on the taskbar, so you can quickly share the contents of that window to your meeting. Additionally, there’s a new microphone mute icon in the bottom right corner so you can mute/unmute yourself on a Teams call without opening the Teams window.
Another long-awaited return in this update is that of the taskbar clock, specifically if you use a multi-monitor setup. Windows 11 infamously only showed the clock on your main monitor, but now you’ll be able to see it on all your screens again.
Microsoft hasn’t posted an official full changelog yet, as is typical for the company, but it should be essentially the same as it was for Windows Insiders last week. That’s because it’s the exact same update. You can read it below if you haven’t already:
Windows 11 build 22000.527 changelog
- We fixed an issue that occurs when Windows Server 2016 runs as a terminal server using certain cloud computing virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). As result, the servers randomly stop responding after running for a period of time. This also addresses a regression that proactively checks to ensure that the CSharedLock in rpcss.exe is set correctly to avoid a deadlock.
- We fixed an issue that might cause the time zone list in Settings to appear blank for users who are not administrators.
- We fixed an issue that affects the Windows search service and occurs when you query using the proximity operator.
- We fixed an issue that fails to show the Startup impact values in Task Manager.
- We fixed an issue that prevents ShellWindows() from returning the InternetExplorer object when iexplore.exe runs in the Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode context.
- We provided the ability to share cookies between Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode and Microsoft Edge.
- We fixed an issue that affects dialog boxes in Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode.
- We fixed an issue that causes Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode to stop working when you press the F1 key.
- We fixed an issue that causes the improper cleanup of Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) objects. This prevents session teardown and causes a session to stop responding.
- We fixed an issue that prevents printing from operating properly for some low integrity process apps.
- We introduced support for Windows Hello for Business Cloud Trust. This is a new deployment model for hybrid deployments of Windows Hello for Business. It uses the same technology and deployment steps that support on-premises single sign-on (SSO) for Fast IDentity Online (FIDO) security keys. Cloud Trust removes the public-key infrastructure (PKI) requirements for deploying Windows and simplifies the Windows Hello for Business deployment experience.
- We fixed an issue that prevents you from unloading and reloading drivers when the drivers are protected Hypervisor-protected Code Integrity (HVCI).
- We fixed an issue that affects the Silent BitLocker enablement policy and might unintentionally add a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) protector.
- We fixed a reliability issue that affects the use of the Remote Desktop app to mount a client’s local drive to a terminal server session.
- We fixed an issue that displays right-to-left (RTL) language text as left justified on File Explorer command menus and context menus.
- We fixed an issue that prevents you from reaching the LanguagePackManagement configuration service provider (CSP) using the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Bridge.
- We opened Microsoft Office files that are in the Start menu’s recommended section in the browser. This occurs if the device does not have an appropriate Microsoft Office license and the file is stored in Microsoft OneDrive or Microsoft SharePoint. If there is a license, the file will open in the desktop app instead.
- We fixed an issue that causes a mismatch between a Remote Desktop session’s keyboard and the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client when signing in.
- We added the clock and date to the taskbars of other monitors when you connect other monitors to your device.
- We added weather content to the left side of the taskbar if the taskbar is aligned in the center. When you hover over the weather, the Widgets panel will appear on the left side of the screen and will disappear when you stop hovering over the area.
- We added the ability to quickly share open application windows directly from your taskbar to a Microsoft Teams call.
- We fixed an issue that causes incorrect tooltips to appear in an empty area on the taskbar after you hover over other icons like battery, volume, or Wi-Fi.
- We fixed an issue that occurs when you try to write a service principal name (SPN) alias (such as www/FOO) and HOST/FOO already exists on another object. If the RIGHT_DS_WRITE_PROPERTY is on the SPN attribute of the colliding object, you receive an “Access Denied” error.
- We fixed an issue that disconnects Offline Files on the network drive after you restart the OS and sign in. This issue occurs if the Distributed File System (DFS) path is mapped to the network drive.
- We fixed an issue that displays the authentication dialog twice when you mount a network drive.
- We added support for hot adding and the removal of non-volatile memory (NVMe) namespaces.
- We added the ability to instantly mute and unmute a Microsoft Teams call from your taskbar. During a call, an active microphone icon will appear on the taskbar so that you can easily mute the audio without having to return to the Microsoft Teams call window.
As we mentioned at the top, this is an optional update, so it won’t be installed automatically. If you want the new features, go to Settings -> Windows Update and check for updates. You should see an optional update labeled as KB5010414, and you can choose to install it manually. Once you do, you’ll be running Windows 11 build 22000.527 and have all the latest features. Otherwise, you can wait for next month’s Patch Tuesday to receive these improvements and more. That update will be mandatory, so it will install automatically.