Next Big Windows 11 Update Date Announced

Microsoft plans to release the next major Windows 11 update, version 22H2, on September 20. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans state that Microsoft will release Windows 11 22H2 to users via Windows Update on September 20, a week after the company’s regular update fixes on Tuesday .

Microsoft has been testing Windows 11 22H2 for months and it will include a number of new improvements such as application folders in the Start menu, drag and drop on the taskbar, and new touch gestures and animations. Microsoft is also adding a new Live Caption accessibility feature with the 22H2 for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or want to automatically add captions to audio. Similarly, a new Voice Access tool that allows people to control their computers using voice commands is also part of 22H2.

Next Big Windows 11 Update Date Announced

File Explorer Tabs Coming Soon

Task Manager is also getting an overhaul in Windows 11 22H2 with a much better layout including a new dark mode and a new command bar and a productivity mode to limit apps from consuming resources. Window Layouts will also be greatly enhanced in 22H2, making it easier to drag and apply to reveal all the layouts you can use to organize apps.

Microsoft is also working on File Explorer tabs coming a little after September 20. Windows Central is reporting that another update is planned for 22H2 later this year that includes File Explorer tabs and a new Suggested Actions feature. If you want to access Windows 11 22H2 a little early, you  can download the latest update to the test version right now, but you must be an Insider for this.