The first feature update for Windows 11 has been declared complete. Microsoft released Windows 11 to the public at the end of 2021 and revealed that year that it plans to release only one feature update per year for Windows 11 and 10 going forward.
This week, Microsoft released Insider Preview build 22567 for Windows 11 and a cumulative update build, which moved the OS build number to 22567.100. The cumulative update did not include any new features or changes. Its purpose was to test the servicing pipeline for builds in the Dev channel according to Microsoft.
The latest update confirms the version of the next feature update, as Microsoft lists it as Windows 11 version 22H2 in Windows Update. The version indicates the period during which the new version will be released, in this case, in the second half of 2022.
New features are no longer added to Windows 11 builds once they are declared complete. Microsoft will continue to work on new features for the next feature update it plans to release in 2023. New features may also be added outside of the scope of feature updates.
Work on Windows 10 version 22H2 will continue in the weeks and months to come. Microsoft engineers will use the time to fix issues and improve features that have already been added in the new feature update.
Microsoft will soon push the new version of Windows 11 to the beta development channel to increase the number of devices that participate in testing. Microsoft has not yet announced a release date for Windows 11 version 22H2. Rumors suggest it could be released as early as summer 2022.
Windows 11 version 22H2 could be completed in May 2022 and released between June 21 and September 23, 2022 according to this rumor. Development is however an active process and delays may occur that push the release date to October 2022 or even later.
Development versions of Windows 11 may receive new features in future releases as they are active development versions. Dev releases will eventually transition to a new version number that will distinguish them from beta and stable versions of the operating system.
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