New rumors from Windows Central’s Zac Bowden suggest that the first featured update for Windows 11 could come by September 20th. In addition, Bowden also believes the initial of the new rumored “moment” updates (Windows 11 updates outside major releases) could come before the end of this year, and as early as October.
I'm hearing that MS plans to start rolling out Windows 11 version 22H2 on Sept 20. First "moment" update scheduled for before the end of this year, possibly as soon as October. Dates could still move, but that's the current plan: https://t.co/siOxGU5Mlh
— Zac Bowden (@zacbowden) August 16, 2022
As a reminder, the Windows 11 22H2 Update brings a lot of quality of life improvements to Windows 11. It has been in testing with Windows Insiders for the bulk of this year and recently moved beyond the Dev Channel and to the Release Preview and Beta channels of the Windows Insider Program, with the RTM build being Windows 11 build 22621. If you’re keeping track, some of the new features include app folders in the Start Menu, a new gesture bar for snap layouts, Live Captions, and so much more. We went hands-on with these features in a separate post.
Beyond Windows 11 version 22H2, it’s also been said that Microsoft could move to a “moments” update mechanism for Windows 11. The company has yet to confirm it, but under this, Windows 11 will get updated more often with various feature drops up to four times a year. The first of these could come in October, per Bowden, with features like tabs in File Explorer, and Suggested actions, according to Bowden’s reporting.
Again, this is all just rumors from Windows Central’s and Zac Bowden’s sources. The dates we’ve mentioned can change. At any rate, it definitely seems as though Windows 11 22H2 is polished enough for launch, though, as Microsoft’s now shifted focus in the Dev Channel to features beyond what we’ve already seen in Windows 11 22H2. We’ll have to wait and see what happens come the end of September.