Microsoft presented new features for Windows 11 on Patch Day August. Included are improvements to the handwriting software’s input panel, which now supports GB18030-2022 compliance level 2. There aren’t many changes this time around.
Contents of the optional update July
Microsoft has been releasing important innovations and optimizations together with security and maintenance updates for some time. The new release plan envisages that new features will be launched first with monthly optional updates. Then every user can choose whether he wants to try out the new features or not.
On the regular patch day on the second Tuesday of the month, all the content of the optional update will then be distributed to other users. So also this month. However, there is not much new to discover this time.
We reported on the most important new features of the optional update from July 2023. This content has now been adopted for Patch Day in August. The main innovation that all Windows 11 users will benefit from is an improvement in handwriting software and handwriting recognition. For more information, see the release notes for the latest version:
- New! This update affects the handwriting software (SIP) input panel, the handwriting engine, and the handwriting-embedded inking control. They now support GB18030-2022 conformance level 2. For this reason, they meet level 3 requirements.
- This update affects Windows Push Notification Services (WNS). This makes the connection between the client and the WNS server more reliable.
- This update fixes an issue affecting UI Automation and cached mode.
- This update fixes an issue affecting the Windows notification platform. Application notifications cannot be sent to you.
- This update fixes an issue impacting hybrid-attached devices. You cannot log into them if they are not connected to the internet. This occurs when using a Windows Hello for Business PIN or biometric credentials. This issue applies to a cloud trust deployment.
- This update affects Windows Autopilot profiles. The Windows Autopilot policy download process is resilient. This is useful when a network connection may not be fully initialized. This update increases retries when trying to download the Windows Autopilot profile.
- This update fixes an issue that could affect Win32 and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. They can be closed when devices go into modern standby. Modern Standby is an extension of the Connected Standby power model. This issue occurs when certain features of Bluetooth Smartphone Link are enabled.
- This update resolves an issue affecting the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) repository. This will result in an installation error. The problem occurs when a device is improperly shut down.
- This update fixes an issue affecting certain CPUs. There are inconsistent reports about the L2 cache.
- This update fixes an issue affecting event forwarding subscriptions. Adding an event channel to the subscription forwards events you don’t need.
- This update improves the hints for some letters of the Verdana Pro font family.
- This update affects user-mode printer drivers. You discharge unexpectedly. This occurs when you print from multiple print queues to the same printer driver.
- This update fixes an issue that may affect your computer when you play a game. Timeout Detection and Recovery (TDR) errors may occur.
- This update affects text editing controls in XAML. You cannot edit the controls after they become read-only. This occurs when using the new Microsoft Input Method Editor for Japanese, Chinese, and Korean.
- This update causes the Narrator to announce the label “Change product key.”
- This update fixes an issue affecting the Defender Firewall profile. It cannot automatically switch from a trusted LAN to a public network.
- This update will bring the Country and Operator Settings Asset (COSA) profiles up to date.
- This update fixes a deadlock in Internet Protocol Security (IPsec). If you configure servers with IPsec rules, they become unresponsive. This issue affects virtual and physical servers.
- This update fixes an issue affecting the MPSSV service. The problems cause your system to reboot repeatedly. The error code is 0xEF.
- This update fixes an issue affecting a Clustered Shared Volume (CSV). The CSV file cannot be brought online. This occurs when you enable BitLocker and local managed CSV protectors and the system recently rotated BitLocker keys.
- This update fixes an issue that causes Windows to fail. This occurs when you use BitLocker on a storage medium with a large sector size.
- This update affects the Windows Kernel Vulnerable Driver Blocklist DriverSiPolicy.p7b. It adds drivers vulnerable to BYOVD (Bring Your Own Vulnerable Driver) attacks.
- This update fixes an issue affecting the Fastfat file system driver. He no longer reacts.
- This update fixes an issue affecting refsutil.exe. Options like rescue do not work correctly on ReFS (Resilient File System) volumes.
- This update resolves an issue affecting input/output over Server Message Block (SMB). It may fail if you use the LZ77+Huffman compression algorithm.
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