Windows 11 is slated for a substantial update since its October 2021 launch. Microsoft is working on Window 11 version 22H2, and we know when to expect it. 2022-09-20
The Verge claims a credible source said Microsoft will release the 22H2 upgrade on September 20. On Tuesday, Windows 11 owners can get the update via Windows Update. Those who update should see a subtly altered Windows with additional features.
The Verge, Windows Central, and other publications have reported on the imminent update, and we’ve used pre-release copies of Windows 11. Here’s everything we know about next month’s update.
Top Windows 11 22H2 features
- Start Menu folders and app zone resizing.
- Drag-and-drop taskbar feature.
- Task Manager File Explorer tabs improved.
- Live Captions and Voice Access improve accessibility.
- New touch gestures.
- Numerous menu updates, name changes, and cosmetic tweaks.
Microsoft has been testing some of the new Window’s 11 22H2 features in the Insider Program. We’ve already seen early versions of Windows 11 upgrades such as new touch gestures, improved drag-and-drop functionality, and the ability to create folders in the Start menu.
Windows 11’s 22H2 update adds new accessibility features, including Live Captions and Voice Access. Plus, Task Manager gets a Dark Mode.
You can access some or all of these features in early preview form by participating in the Window’s 11 Insider Program (download build 22621 via the Release Preview ring). But on September 20, every Windows 11 owner should gain access to the final versions, assuming the update’s release date is accurate.
In our original review, I said Microsoft’s latest OS felt unpolished and was hard to endorse. Microsoft claims Window’s 11 is more secure than prior versions, but it’s hard to argue that everyone should upgrade, especially given Microsoft has vowed to support Windows 10 through 2025.
Now that we know how Windows 11’s first major update will affect us, Microsoft’s latest is more tempting. While we still don’t have the complete Android app support Window’s 11 promised, version 22H2 will offer some much-needed enhancements, from drag-and-drop taskbar capability to File Explorer tabs and enhanced Start menu management.