Original title: This year's Win11 update has not yet arrived Next year's Win11 has news
According to expectations, Microsoft will release The annual update of Win11 in the second half of this year, 22H2 "Sun Valley 2", which will fall back to bring many improvements, such as the taskbar re-support for drag-and-drop functions, the new interface of task manager and so on.
And now, although this year's Win11 22H2 has not yet officially arrived, next year's Win11 23H2 has already had eyebrows.
According to Windows Last, Microsoft is continuing to work on future versions of Windows 11, and someone found a reference to "23H2 version and Sun Valley 3" in the recent release of The Windows 11 preview.This means that Microsoft has already begun work on another Windows 11 update, which will land in the second half of 2023.
This situation was expected, not a big surprise. Like Win10, Win11 follows the same "Windows as a Service" (Windows as a Service) plan, with Microsoft planning to provide new features and major updates to the operating system every year.
Microsoft will develop multiple products and corresponding versions at the same time, so it is reasonable to mention "23H2".
text display,Microsoft does not plan to change the naming style of Windows 11 versions, and will only release one major version update next year.
This time, the description text for the 23H2 version appeared in the appraiserres DLL file, confirming that the Win11 23H2 code name is copper (Cu), and the 22H2 code name released this year is nickel (Ni),This is in line with the tradition of the Windows development branch to be named after the periodic table.
So what updates can we expect to see in the 23H2 version? WindowsLastest gives their opinion.
In the current Win11, the taskbar is a mess and lacks several necessary features, such as the user can't prevent the taskbar from merging application icons, and when multiple applications are opened, their icons are automatically grouped on the taskbar.
Users weren't happy with the design, and the Feedback Hub had hundreds of posts asking Microsoft to address the shortcomings of the taskbar.
At the same time, support for the ability to place the taskbar on either sides or at the top is one of the most requested improvements.
Microsoft officials say they are studying the feedback,Although the 22H2 version will restore support for taskbar drag-and-drop icons, it will not bring regression to features such as ungrouping icons and moving the taskbar to the screen for other compilations.
In this regard, Microsoft should consider these user suggestions,Restore the functionality of the taskbar through experience packs or optional updates,Instead of waiting until next year's major version updates are implemented – although the likelihood of doing so is high.