Microsoft is about to put Windows 11 22H2 on RTM rails by the end of May

Microsoft is finishing development of the first major feature update for Windows 11. You may know it as code name "Sun Valley 2" and "version 22H2". We all expected the public release of this OS to take place as early as August 2022. But Microsoft will obviously finish the development phase before that event.

Reportedly, Microsoft is going to sign the RTM build of Windows 11 version 22H2 by the end of May. This means that insiders in the Dev channel will soon begin testing features of its successor.

At the same moment insiders in the Beta and Release Preview channels will receive version 22H2 prepared for public release. The signed RTM build will receive regular cumulative updates with bug fixes.

Currently, Microsoft is releasing the same Insider builds to both Beta and Dev channels. This allows you to quickly switch your channel without reinstalling the OS. So if you are interested in staying with 22H2, pick the Beta channel in Settings (Win + I) > Windows Update. Otherwise, select the Dev channel.

Windows 11 version 22H2 is part of new release cycle, where the Redmond issues one major update per year. It will bring folders in the Start menu, more colorful Task Manager, and much more. There is a chance to get tabs in File Explorer with version 22H2, but I personally doubt that we will see them until 23H2.

Finally, it is worth noting that there is no official information about signing version 22H2. This info has come from Deskmodder, so you should take it with a grain of salt.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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