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Windows 11 22H2, the launch date is near – GinjFo

The first major Windows 11 update will soon be available for download. Its deployment is imminent. It should start in two weeks.

Windows 11 22H2 does not yet have an official name but Microsoft has mentioned “Windows 11 2022 Update”. RTM was released a while ago and work is focused on bug fixes and performance improvements. The imminent arrival of 22H2 is anticipated for several reasons.

For example Microsoft has made available its Windows Driver Kit (WDK), Software Development Kit (SDK) and Windows Enterprise Driver Kit (EWDK). These publications took place in all discretion but they are generally noted before the “general public” deployment.

This Weekend Microsoft also noted in an update

Use this SDK to build Universal Windows Platform (UWP) and Win32 apps for Windows 11 v22H2 and earlier versions of Windows.

Note that 22H2 also supports Visual Studio 2022, so developers can create and test kernel-mode drivers for x64 and Arm64 environments.

Windows 11, a step-by-step deployment

According to a recent report, the launch date is set for September 20. This availability will affect certain flagship products such as the Surface Pro 8 and Dell XPS computers. The date of arrival in Windows Update remains however still mysterious. In view of the situation, it is likely that the meeting will be set for October or even November. However, it will be possible to manually download the OS from September 20.

Windows 11 v22H2 will introduce several new features. The most significant facts will concern

  • the task manager with a new version reworked on many points (content reorganization, Fluent Design, Mica effect, dark theme),
  • The start menu (more icons or recommendations and more efficient contextual menu),
  • The taskbar with the long-awaited return of Drag & Drop
  • The file explorer with the arrival of tabs.

Windows 11 22H2, it’s time to prepare your PC