The next big update for Windows 11, version 22H2, is ready to go in just over a month, according to the latest rumors from multiple sources.
Zac Bowden with Windows headquarters (opens in a new tab)a trusted provider of leaks for all of Microsoft’s stuff, says September 20 is the time Windows 11 22H2 is slated to be released to a wide computing audience, with the stipulation that that date may be changed – but that is Microsoft’s current intended goal.
Borderland (opens in a new tab) she also informs us that her sources say this date is correct.
The launch 22H2 will get build 22621, notes Bowden, and later in 2022 there will be an additional update for Windows 11, the first of Microsoft’s so-called “moments” (we’ll come back to that in a moment).
Windows 11 22H2 includes many changes and improvements to the interface – including the long-awaited return of drag-and-drop capabilities to the taskbar – and various core Windows applications, as well as accessibility improvements such as voice access (which essentially represents software integration for the taskbar). Dragon Speech Recognition by Nuance running Windows 11).
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As two different tech sites got their information from different sources, this adds more weight to the claim that September 20 is the date Microsoft has in its journal. Although, as already mentioned, these timelines can still be postponed – as always, if there is a last-minute bug that is holding back the spectacle, and it happened in the past (in fact, with Windows 10, we had one terrible glitch that surfaced) after release as you remember).
While the major additions changes may seem a bit light on the 22H2, more are expected before the end of the year with the aforementioned “temporary” update. This is essentially a minor feature update used aside from big enhancements like 22H2.
This first moment is rumored to introduce File Explorer tabs, quite a big change in reality, and more. So, even after September – assuming Microsoft will hit its target date – we can expect more gadgets for Windows 11 shortly thereafter, most likely.