Microsoft may very well be getting ready to call its subsequent massive OS update because the “Windows 11 2022 Update.” References to this naming have appeared in near-final variations of the subsequent massive Windows 11 launch, presently named 22H2. Twitter person XenoPanther noticed the Windows 11 2022 Update naming within the Get Started app that seems if you setup a brand new PC.
The naming may merely be a placeholder, or it may point out Microsoft is finally simplifying its usually complicated update names for Windows. We’ve seen quite a lot of names over time, together with the Creators Update naming for a giant Windows 10 update, extra mundane naming just like the Windows 10 May 2021 Update, and extra just lately the Windows 10 21H2 moniker.
Microsoft had thought-about naming its updates after animals or individuals, however transitioned to the extra protected month-to-month naming as a substitute of level releases like Apple does with iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and lots of different software program updates. A transfer to simply the yearly naming for Windows 11 updates would make sense if Microsoft is planning much less massive drops of options.
A current report steered Microsoft has scrapped plans for a “23H2” annual update for Windows 11 in 2023, shifting to prioritize rolling out new options all year long as a substitute. Microsoft has modified its Windows Insider program just lately, including extra experiments and prototype features which might be examined far prematurely. These modifications may result in Microsoft shifting again to a three-year launch cycle for Windows, with a brand new main model (Windows 12?) due in 2024.
I’d nonetheless desire to see Microsoft transfer to Windows 11.1 or 11.2 with its main updates. It’s simpler to find out what the most recent update is, and to know in case your PC or laptop computer is updated otherwise you’re ready on Microsoft or your OEM to approve the most recent bits.
Either means, Microsoft’s subsequent massive Windows 11 update is due on September 20th, every week after the corporate’s common Patch Tuesday fixes. Windows 11 22H2 — or may it’s Windows 11 2022 Update — will embrace quite a few new enhancements like app folders within the Start menu, drag and drop on the taskbar, and new contact gestures and animations.