Microsoft has now released Windows 11 March Update KB5011493 (Build 22000.556) to the public now. The update brings new features: mute and unmute call, easier window sharing to teams, and taskbar weather. These features were part of optional update KB5010414 (Build 22000.527) and you will now get them with update KB5011493, if you have not installed the optional update.
Cumulative update KB5011493 also brings many other new features, including cookie sharing between Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge mode and support for hot-add and remove non-volatile memory ( NVMe). Read all the details about new features and changes in Windows 11 March Update below.
Improvements/fixes exclusive to Windows 11 update KB5011493:
- Addresses a known issue that occurs when you attempt to reset a Windows device and its apps have folders containing scan data, such as Microsoft OneDrive or Microsoft OneDrive for Business. When you select Delete everything, files that were downloaded or synced locally from Microsoft OneDrive may not be deleted. Some devices may take up to seven (7) days after installing this update to fully resolve the issue and prevent file persistence after a reset. For immediate effect, you can manually trigger the Windows Update Troubleshooter by following the Windows Update Troubleshooter instructions.
Features/Changes/Fixes in Windows 11 Optional Update KB5010414:
This non-security update includes quality improvements. The main changes include:
- New!Provides the ability to share cookies between Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode and Microsoft Edge.
- New!Opens Microsoft Office files found in the Recommended section of the browser’s Start menu. This happens 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.
- New!Adds the clock and date to the taskbars of other monitors when you connect other monitors to your device.
- New! Adds weather content to the left side of the taskbar if the taskbar is center aligned. When you hover over the weather, the Widgets panel appears on the left side of the screen and disappears when you stop hovering over the area.
- New!Adds the ability to quickly share open app windows directly from your taskbar to a Microsoft Teams call.
- New!Adds support for hot adding and removing non-volatile memory (NVMe) namespaces.
- New! Adds the ability to instantly mute and unmute a Microsoft Teams call from your taskbar. During a call, an active microphone icon will appear in the taskbar so you can easily mute the sound without having to return to the Microsoft Teams call window.
- Addresses an issue that occurs when Windows Server 2016 runs as a Terminal Server using certain cloud computing Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDIs). As a result, servers randomly stop responding after running for a while. This also fixes a regression that proactively checks that the CSharedLock in rpcss.exe is set correctly to avoid jamming.
- Fixed an issue that could cause the list of time zones to appear blank in Settings for users who are not administrators.
- Addresses an issue that affects the Windows Search service and occurs when you perform a query using the proximity operator.
- Addresses an issue that fails to display boot impact values in Task Manager.
- Fixes an issue that prevents ShellWindows() to return the Internet Explorer object when iexplore.exe runs in the context of Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode.
- Addresses an issue that affects dialog boxes in Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode.
- Addresses an issue that prevents Microsoft Edge Internet Explorer mode from working when you press the F1 key.
- Addresses an issue that causes Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) objects to be incorrectly cleaned up. This prevents the session from being unmounted and causes a session to terminate.
- Addresses an issue that prevents printing from working correctly for some low-integrity process applications.
- Introduces support for Windows Hello for Business Cloud Trust. This is a new deployment model for Windows Hello for Business hybrid deployments. 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 public key infrastructure (PKI) requirements for Windows deployment and simplifies the Windows Hello for Business deployment experience.
- Addresses an issue that prevents you from unloading and reloading drivers when the drivers are Hypervisor Protected Code Integrity (HVCI) protected.
- Addresses an issue that affects the Silent BitLocker activation policy and may unintentionally add a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) protector.
- Addresses a reliability issue that affects the use of the Remote Desktop application to mount a client’s local drive over a Terminal Server session.
- Addresses an issue that displays right-to-left (RTL) language text left-justified in File Explorer command menus and context menus.
- Addresses an issue that prevents you from reaching the LanguagePackManagement configuration service provider (CSP) using the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) bridge.
- Addresses an issue that causes an incompatibility between the keyboard in a Remote Desktop session and the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client during connection.
- Fixes an issue that causes incorrect tooltips to appear in a blank area of the taskbar after hovering over other icons like battery, volume, or Wi-Fi.
- Addresses an issue that occurs when you attempt 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.
- Addresses an issue that disconnects offline files on the network drive after restarting the operating system and logging in. This issue occurs if the Distributed File System (DFS) path is mapped to the network drive.
- Fixes an issue that displays the authentication dialog twice when you mount a network drive.
If you have installed previous updates, only the new updates contained in this package will be downloaded and installed on your device.
You can manually download and install Windows 11 update KB5011493 by clicking here. If you need help understanding how to install these updates manually on your PC, you can refer to our noob-friendly step-by-step tutorial.