Microsoft could possibly be making ready to call its subsequent large OS replace because the “Home windows 11 2022 Replace.” References to this naming have appeared in near-final variations of the subsequent large Home windows 11 launch, presently named 22H2. Twitter consumer XenoPanther noticed the Home windows 11 2022 Replace naming within the Get Began app that seems while you setup a brand new PC.

The naming may merely be a placeholder, or it may point out Microsoft is lastly simplifying its typically complicated replace names for Home windows. We’ve seen a wide range of names through the years, together with the Creators Replace naming for a giant Home windows 10 replace, extra mundane naming just like the Home windows 10 Could 2021 Replace, and extra not too long ago the Home windows 10 21H2 moniker.

Microsoft had thought of naming its updates after animals or individuals, however transitioned to the extra protected month-to-month naming as an alternative of level releases like Apple does with iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and plenty of different software program updates. A transfer to only the yearly naming for Home windows 11 updates would make sense if Microsoft is planning much less large drops of options.

A current report steered Microsoft has scrapped plans for a “23H2” annual replace for Home windows 11 in 2023, transferring to prioritize rolling out new options all year long as an alternative. Microsoft has modified its Home windows Insider program not too long ago, including extra experiments and prototype options which might be examined far upfront. These adjustments may result in Microsoft transferring again to a three-year launch cycle for Home windows, with a brand new main model (Home windows 12?) due in 2024.

I’d nonetheless favor to see Microsoft transfer to Home windows 11.1 or 11.2 with its main updates. It’s simpler to find out what the most recent replace is, and to know in case your PC or laptop computer is updated otherwise you’re ready on Microsoft or your OEM to approve the most recent bits.

Both manner, Microsoft’s subsequent large Home windows 11 replace is due on September 20th, every week after the corporate’s common Patch Tuesday fixes. Home windows 11 22H2 — or may or not it’s Home windows 11 2022 Replace — will embrace numerous new enhancements like app folders within the Begin menu, drag and drop on the taskbar, and new contact gestures and animations.