Microsoft has but to formally verify the discharge date of Home windows 11 22H2, however we’ve heard the rollout is about to start in just a few weeks, possible on or round Sept 20. The RTM construct is Construct 22621 and it’ll ship with options just like the taskbar’s drag and drop, higher Begin menu customization choices, a brand new Activity Supervisor and far more.
Microsoft has been engaged on Home windows 11 22H2 for the previous a number of months and customers within the Beta and Dev Channel can already take a look at the replace. Whereas Home windows 11 22H2 is ‘function locked’, which implies it’s going to ship to shoppers “as it’s” on September 20, Microsoft is engaged on a set of latest options known as “Moments” which shall be launched in October.
It gained’t embody options like tabs in File Explorer or a brand new sidebar expertise in File Explorer. Options like Instructed Actions additionally gained’t present up on day one of many Home windows 11 22H2 rollout. That’s as a result of these options have been added to the OS a lot later and weren’t finalised in time for this yr’s first large replace.
Microsoft is seemingly planning to launch new options as a part of smaller Home windows updates known as “Second”.
Shortly after the discharge of Home windows 11 22H2 launch in September, Microsoft is prepping to launch its first ‘Second’ replace, possible within the first week of October 2022.
The primary Home windows 11 ‘Second’ replace will add tabs and a brand new sidebar to File Explorer, and it’ll additionally allow a function known as ‘Instructed Actions’ that offers customers prompts for the subsequent steps to take based mostly on the chosen texts in apps like Microsoft Groups.
For instance, in case you copy a date in Groups, Instructed Actions will set off a immediate suggesting person so as to add the date to the calendar.
Microsoft has already began engaged on Home windows 11’s “Second 2” replace as references to inner Construct 229xx have been just lately noticed on Github.
The brand new “229xx builds” are apparently devoted to the inner growth of the “Second 2” replace for Home windows 11 v22H2. Likewise, Microsoft is testing the primary Second replace with inner construct “228xx”.
This doesn’t imply customers shall be upgraded to Construct 228xx or 229xx from the RTM Construct 22621. As a substitute, options of inner construct 228xx and 229xx shall be backported to the RTM construct by way of cumulative updates.
It’s value noting that Construct 22621 already has the Second 1 function bits current, however they’re at present disabled. Should you enroll the gadget within the Beta Channel, you’ll robotically achieve entry to the hidden options.
It’s just like Home windows 10 enablement bundle “grasp change” that activates the dormant options.
The primary Second replace (internally referred to as 228xx) is about to drop as a cumulative replace in October. The second Second replace (internally referred to as 229xx) is predicted to drop subsequent yr.
This can be a new approach of releasing options outdoors of main OS updates, in response to sources acquainted with the event. It stays unclear whether or not extra Second updates are deliberate for the OS.