Means again in 2015 when Microsoft unveiled Home windows 10 and the idea of ‘Home windows as a Service’, the corporate confirmed plans to offer characteristic updates at the very least two occasions a yr. It was nonetheless too many updates for a lot of companies and even customers, so that they made these characteristic updates ‘optionally available’.
It was nonetheless difficult for Microsoft to ship new options as a part of these ‘characteristic’ updates and Microsoft determined to concentrate on enhancements with the second replace of the yr. With Home windows 11, Microsoft is transferring to a single annual replace per yr.
This implies the corporate will launch just one massive replace for the OS per yr and the primary main Home windows 11 replace is now scheduled to launch within the fall, presumably between late August and October.
In line with sources conversant in the event, Home windows 11 22H2 (codenamed ‘Solar Valley 2’ or SV2) will hit its RTM (launch to manufacturing) construct in just a few weeks. We’re anticipating the corporate to finalize an RTM candidate by the tip of this month on the earliest.
For these unaware, the time period RTM (launch to manufacturing) refers to builds which might be basically the ultimate model of the foremost Home windows launch. These builds are despatched out to OEMs and Microsoft companions to assist the businesses check their drivers and units and pre-install the up to date OS on new units.
Concerning the ‘precise’ launch month, you will need to perceive that the corporate might nonetheless maintain again the replace till October, which is normally when the characteristic updates are launched for Home windows. Nonetheless, the potential for early launch in September can’t be dominated out.
Present preview builds recommend that Microsoft gained’t be overhauling the look of Home windows once more within the Solar Valley 2 replace.
Whereas the corporate can be redesigning a few of its main options, together with the Activity Supervisor and native apps, Home windows 11’s anniversary replace gained’t introduce dramatic overhauls.
Solar Valley 2 doesn’t seem like an thrilling replace in the event you simply need to check out new options. Nonetheless, by specializing in the standard enhancements and holding it again for just a few months, it’s seemingly that Home windows 11 will change into extra steady and get launched with out the annoying issues the unique launch has shipped with.
When you can’t wait to attempt the brand new Activity Supervisor or drag and drop assist for the taskbar, you possibly can join the Home windows Insider Program and be a part of the beta channel.