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Windows 11 22H2: Fall 2022 Update will be distributed in the summer


The Fall 2022 Update, also known as “Sun Valley 2” for Windows 11, will roll out slowly and in waves to early adopters in the summer and then there will be a few more. A/B testing run before users outside the Insider program should also receive the final version of the feature update no later than September.

A bit of fall in summer

I like the site desktop modifier has learned from its own sources, the first major feature update, commonly known as the Fall 2022 Update, will officially kick off in August. However, it will not have reached General Availability (GA) status at this time, so it will not be distributed to the large number of users yet. These will follow soon after.

Windows 11 22H2
  • Official Designation: Fall 2022 Update
  • Code name during development: Sun Valley 2
  • Most important news:
  • Pre-launch: from August 2022*
  • Launch: from mid-September 2022**

*/**) not officially confirmed!

As with the new taskbar search, Microsoft would like to do some so-called “split testing” as a last test flight before Windows 11 22H2, which was developed under the codename “Sun Valley 2” , then in small waves from mid-September until the one that will be distributed to regular users.

Before A/B testing planned for August, there should still be a few internal preview builds before internals can release the “final” version of the Fall 2022 Update for the first time.

In addition to the expanded start menu with customizable folders and a configurable recommendation area, the feature update will also overhaul your operating system settings and give folders a preview image again. For the first time, File Explorer has tabs and a new home page, where OneDrive can also serve as “Home”. There are also some new themes.

Customizable folders in the start menu (Image: Microsoft)
The new preview of the contents of the folder.
The new folder content preview (Image: Microsoft)

Taskbar optimized for tablets and 2-in-1 systems

The new taskbar, or new taskbar status, as Microsoft calls the feature, in Windows 11 should always come on fully automatically when the operating system is running on a tablet or the keyboard is removed from a 2-in-1. 1. However, according to Microsoft, this optimized taskbar cannot be activated or forced on a desktop PC or laptop.

The new taskbar optimized for Windows 11 tablets
The new Windows 11 taskbar optimized for tablets (Image: Microsoft)
The new dynamic fonts in Windows 11
The new dynamic fonts in Windows 11 (Image: Microsoft)

Windows 11 22H2 has reached “Feature Complete” status in terms of functionality, but “Configuration Complete”, i.e. the final conclusion of development, is still pending.

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