Microsoft releases KB5014697 update for Windows 11 with Spotlight on the desktop, and dozens of bug and security fixes

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Microsoft has released a series of new updates for Windows as part of this month's Patch Tuesday, including the KB5014697 update for Windows 11.

The KB5014697 update takes Windows 11 up to build 22000.739, and it includes numerous bug and security fixes. Additionally, it brings Windows spotlight on the desktop to anyone who has not yet received it through previous updates.

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Microsoft doesn't offer much in the way of information about what to expect from the update, saying simply that it: "Addresses security issues for your Windows operating system". 

The company points out, however, that "this security update includes improvements that were a part of update KB5014019 (released May 24, 2022) ". This means that it adds Spotlight on the desktop, with Microsoft adding:

This update contains miscellaneous security improvements to internal OS functionality. No additional issues were documented for this release.

Microsoft has previously said of the Windows Spotlight on the desktop feature:

New! Windows spotlight on the desktop brings the world to your desktop with new background pictures. With this feature, new pictures will automatically appear as your desktop background. This feature already exists for the lock screen. To turn on this feature, go to Settings > Personalization > Background > Personalize your background. Choose Windows spotlight.

As KB5014697 is a security update, it will be automatically installed for anyone who has automatic updates enabled.

You can also check out the video on the update release page for more information about some tips.

You can also download the KB5014697 update from the Microsoft Update Catalog.

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