Windows 11 Big 22H2 update could arrive in September 2022

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Microsoft released Windows 11 last year, and since then the company has been working on the first major update. Multiple reports now indicate that the update could arrive in September.

the edge Y windows center reports that Windows 11 22H2 will begin rolling out on September 20, according to anonymous sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans. There is no (public) event scheduled at the time, but the company is holding an in-person Ignite conference between October 12-14. Microsoft is also reportedly working on new Surface products that will arrive before the end of the year (marking the 10th anniversary of the first Surface tablet), which would ship with Windows 11 22H2 out of the box.

Microsoft hasn’t officially confirmed that date yet, but the company has repeatedly said it’s coming “later this year.” Windows 11 22H2 is a massive update, with a redesigned Modern Task Manager, taskbar drag and drop, window snap improvements, Start menu folders, live subtitles for any audio (similar to Android), and much more. There are also some features in development that maybe cross the finish line in time for 22H2, including more taskbar and tab fixes in File Explorer.

image of tabs in Windows 11 File Explorer
Tabs in File Explorer Microsoft

Microsoft is also planning a 22H2 update for Windows 10, which should arrive around the same time as the equivalent Windows 11 update, but it’s unclear if there will be any significant changes. Most of the new feature development was carried over to Windows 11, so the old Windows 10 mostly only received bug fixes and minor changes over the past year.

Source: The Verge, Windows Central