Windows 11 Optional Update Adds New MDM Policy for Organizational Messages

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Microsoft has released a new optional patch (KB5020044) for Windows 11 version 22H2. The latest release brings some new features and improvements for Windows 11 users, such as Windows Spotlight theme integration and updates for OneDrive storage in the Settings app.

For starters, Microsoft has introduced a new mobile device management (MDM) policy to manage organizational messages. This release will allow IT admins to onboard client Windows devices in their tenant. Microsoft recently released the organizational messages feature that enables administrators to send important messages to users on their lock screens, desktops, or above the taskbar on Windows 11 PCs.

Moreover, OneDrive users will now see storage alerts in the System section in Settings. These alerts will appear when users are running low on cloud storage space in their Microsoft accounts. Users can also manage OneDrive storage capability and buy additional cloud storage if needed.

Microsoft adds detailed storage usage information to Windows 11 Settings

Microsoft has also added detailed storage usage information to the Accounts page in the Settings app. This means that Windows 11 users will be able to view the total storage capacity of all OneDrive subscriptions. Microsoft has also added a new Windows Spotlight integration with Themes in Personalization settings.

Additionally, the latest Windows 11 updates include bug fixes to address an issue that affected app installations on some enterprise devices. Microsoft has also fixed an issue that caused File Explorer to stop working while closing context menus and menu items.

This release brings fixes for an issue that prevented the installation of cumulative updates with the 0x800f0806 error code. There are also some bug fixes for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint the Windows Firewall service and more.

Users can install this optional update by heading to the Windows Update section of the Windows 11 Settings app. Meanwhile, it’s also possible to manually download this patch from Microsoft Update Catalog. It’s typically safe to install these updates, but you can also wait for the next Patch Tuesday updates that will be rolled out on December 13.