Microsoft released the first preview build for Windows 10 version 22H2, but it did so in a way that was quite confusing, even for Windows enthusiasts. The company asked IT Pros to “validate” the upcoming update on commercial devices, though there was no indication of any changes or new features in this first Windows 10 22H2 build.
If you’re an IT Pro or Windows enthusiast testing a new Windows update, it’s probably not too much to ask what you’re exactly supposed to be testing. Well, Microsoft has since quietly updated its blog post to clarify that new features are indeed coming in Windows 10 version 22H2.
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“This build is focused on validating the servicing technology. Windows 10, version 22H2 has a scoped set of features and Microsoft will share more details on this update later this year,” the company said in the updated blog post. It’s not clear why the company didn’t mention that right from the beginning, but it’s better late than never.
Presumably, Microsoft may start testing these new 22H2 features with Windows 10 Insiders by rolling out an enablement package that will turn them on on select devices. The company has been proceeding this way for quite some time, and that’s what’s happening right now with Windows 11 builds coming from the Beta channel.
Last year, Windows 10 version 21H2 was a pretty minor update with improvements for WiFi security, Windows Hello for Business, and the Windows Subsystem for Linux. Windows 10 version 22H2 should be no different, though we’ll have to wait for the Windows Insider team to share more details about new features.