Microsoft releases Windows 10, version 22H2 to the Release Preview Channel

While Microsoft has been focusing on Windows 11 22H2 they are still working on an update to Windows 10. Today Microsoft released a preview of 22H2 for Windows 10 to Windows Insiders on the Release Preview Channel. KB5015878 takes the build to 19045.1865 and is available to Release Preview Channel for Windows Insider Program for Business and Windows Insiders “seekers” :

We are also making this build available to any Windows Insider in the Release Preview Channel via our “seeker” experience in Windows Update. This means Insiders currently in the Release Preview Channel can go to Settings and Windows Update and choose to download and install Windows 10, version 22H2 if they want.

This means that 22H2 is officially the next version of Windows 10, but they don’t go into details about what’s new in the update other than the details on KB5015878:

New!  Gives you the option to receive important notifications when focus assist is on. Focus assist is like a do not disturb mode that hides notifications.

New! Restores functionality for Windows Autopilot deployment scenarios that are affected by the security mitigation for hardware reuse. This update removes the one-time use restriction for self-deploying mode (SDM) and pre-provisioning (PP). This update also re-enables any User Principal Name (UPN) display in user-driven mode (UDM) deployments for approved manufacturers.

Addresses an issue that causes certain docking stations to lose internet connectivity when waking from Sleep mode.

Adds functionality that improves the OS upgrade experience.

Addresses an issue that might cause consecutive video clip playback to fail in games that use DX12.

Addresses an issue that affects certain games that use the XAudio API to play sound effects.

Addresses an issue that affects the height of the Search box when you use multiple monitors that have different resolutions.

 Addresses an issue that prevents certain troubleshooting tools from opening.

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