Microsoft could be aiming to release Windows 11 version 22H2 in September, a little less than a month before the OS celebrates its first anniversary. The next update has been available in the Release Preview Channel since June, and Windows Central’s Zac Bowden believes that Microsoft is currently planning to release it on September 20.
“Microsoft is yet to announce an official release date for Windows 11 version 22H2, but I have heard via my own contacts that the current planned general availability date is set for September 20. This date could still change, but that’s what I’m told Microsoft is aiming for as of right now,” Bowden wrote.
Microsoft is currently adding finishing touches to Windows 11 version 22H22. It’s continuing to service the build 22621 with patches rolling out to Windows Insiders on the Release Preview and Beta channels. Moreover, it’s also testing some new features with a subset of Insiders on the Beta channel.
According to Bowden, these additional features may roll out to Windows 11 users later this year as part of Microsoft’s possible new release schedule for Windows updates. In a previous report, Bowden explained that Microsoft could release major Windows updates every three years going forward, but new features could still roll out throughout the year thanks to a new “Moments” engineering effort.
“I hear that the company is planning to roll out its first “moment” update for version 22H2 before the end of this year, which will add a handful of additional features that weren’t finalized in time for the launch build such as tabs in File Explorer and Suggested Actions. This is what Microsoft is testing with Windows Insiders running build 22622 right now,” Bowden explained.
Paul previously wrote a nice roundup of everything that’s new in Windows 11 version 22H2, though again, Microsoft is still testing new features with Insiders on the Beta channel. The company also released the first Windows 10 version 22H2 build for Insiders last month, but the company has yet to detail what will be included in the “scoped set of features” coming with this update.