Yesterday Microsoft released the Windows 11 2022 Update. It has lots of new features, but Microsoft are not stopping there, they are planning to release new features when they are ready rather than just the yearly upgrade cycle.

The first set of features to be delivered will next month and includes Tabbed browsing in File Explorer which is currently in test for Windows Insiders on the beta channel. The change is a shift from the twice-yearly update of Windows 10 and should mean new features are released more frequently. It also means it will be difficult to track which version of Windows 11 you are on, but Microsoft no longer must wait for a major update for new UI features.

The updates will still be delivered via Windows Update and the Microsoft Store but with smaller updates.

Our goal is to provide you with the best experiences year-round, when new features are ready based on quality and reliability, via our familiar processes. Today we are also announcing that a new set of experiences including the Tabbed File explorer, considered a component of the 2022 Update for all editions, will be ready this October. We will share more information and documentation when we initially make these features available.  We plan a phased rollout timed with the October optional non-security preview release for these features and then they will be made broadly available in the November 2022 security update release


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