A leak reveals a couple of dates that are "deadlines" for the Windows 11 22H2 releases. According to it, the OS should become feature-complete on February 4, 2022, and will be production ready on March 4, 2022.
As you may already know, for Windows 11 Microsoft is using a "one update per year" release cadence. So, the actual version of the OS is 21H2, and the next one will be called Windows 11 version 22H2.
A variety of leaks suggest that internally "22H2" is known under the Nickel codename. And the latest leak suggests that Insiders are already running a nearly finished software. The dates in a script on the Azure website, found by Deskmodder, clearly show that.
The highlight includes two dates. The first one is the "feature complete" schedule, set on February 4, 2022.
The second date is a "config" time frame. During that time the Dev channel Insiders are suggested to revise their settings and either switch to the Beta channel for the almost finished OS, or stay for new builds from the rs_prerelease branch. The second date is scheduled on March 4, 2022.
So by March Microsoft will probably go with new builds that will include features planned for the 23H2 update. Speaking about 22H2, it doesn't resolve major Windows 11 annoyance. There are the missing taskbar context menu, the inability to remove the "Recommended" section in the Start pane, and a lot of other controversial UI changes that make the OS look like half-baked software.
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