Published Microsoft document hints at next major Windows 11 update

by Alexandru Poloboc
Alexandru Poloboc
Alexandru Poloboc
News Editor
With an overpowering desire to always get to the bottom of things and uncover the truth, Alex spent most of his time working as a news reporter, anchor,... read more
Affiliate Disclosure
  • Have you already upgraded to Windows 11 and left the old operating system behind?
  • You might want to know that Microsoft is hard at work at the first major expansion.
  • Builds for Windows 11 22H2, or Sun Valley 2, are still being tested on the Dev Channel.
  • A recently published document sheds a bit more light on this new version of Windows 11.
22h2

Whether you moved on from Windows 10 and upgraded to the new operating system or not, you might want to know that something is stirring behind Microsoft’s gates.

Thus, Windows 11 testers could soon begin receiving near-final bits from the next major feature update codenamed Sun Valley 2.

Do you remember Sun Valley? Everyone was talking about it last summer when we thought that Windows 10 was in for a major revamp.

However, it turned out that the Redmond-based tech company was actually working on Windows 11, instead of the Sun Valley update for the previous OS.

And, it appears that we’re about to learn what this project is all about really soon.

Windows 11 22H2 is on its way to our PCs

For the time being, Windows 11 is receiving early builds from the active development channel (rs_prerelease) which ultimately is expected to be designated as the Sun Valley 2 or Windows 11 22H2 release.

Insiders are constantly getting new builds from the Dev Channel, but Microsoft officials have confirmed that current releases are not tied to a specific feature update.

What this technically means is that the current and upcoming preview features or improvements may or may not ship with the final version of Windows 11 22H2.

We have to keep in mind that Microsoft could take some, all, or none of the features in the existing rs_prerelease builds and move them into any Windows 11 release, in October 2022, October 2023, or later.

A new document has appeared online suggesting that the main base of Windows 11’s current development branch will be declared Feature Complete internally by March 4.

This doesn’t mean Microsoft will stop adding features to preview builds in Dev Channel, so don’t be alarmed if you haven’t seen some of your favorite features added yet.

On April 4, Windows 11 Nickel release will be declared Config complete, and no other major changes will be introduced.

Microsoft has confirmed that it is focusing on bug fixes and under the hood improvements for Windows 10 rather than any new features, which will be reserved for Windows 11.

Excited about Sun Valley 2 for Windows 11 and all of its new features? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

This article covers:Topics: