Windows news recap: Voice Clarity for Surface Laptop Studio, Update Catalog gets more secure, and more

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Welcome back to our Windows news recap, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system.

The Surface Laptop Studio is getting a Voice Clarity feature later in April

Later this month, the Surface Laptop Studio is getting a new feature called Voice Clarity. Using the studio microphones built-in to the device, it will remove echoes and background noise from Teams calls, helping you be heard more clearly.

The Surface Laptop Studio is getting a Voice Clarity feature later in April - - April 5, 2022

Microsoft Update Catalog gets secure with HTTPS connection

It might seem a little odd that it wasn’t already using HTTPS, but the Microsoft Update Catalog now provides updates, drivers, and other files using a secure HTTPS connection, as opposed to HTTP.

Photo of Windows Update settings in Windows 10

Microsoft promotes Windows 11, more security improvements, endpoint manager

At its Future of Hybrid Work event, Microsoft spent a lot of time on promoting Windows 11, with a keen focus on security improvements and new features. A range of Windows 11 security improvements were promoted, including Microsoft Pluton security processor, enabling HVCI by default on a broader set of devices, Smart App Control, Credential Guard on by default for Windows 11 Enterprise, Personal Data Encryption, and Config Lock.

That’s it for this week. We will be back next week with more Windows news.