Windows 11 version 22H2 Arrives!
- Repeat after me: you use the Windows 11 2022 Update to upgrade to Windows 11 version 2022. Got it? Good. Because Microsoft does not.
- Windows 11 upgrade remains free, the hardware requirements are unchanged.
- Seekers with no blocking holds can use Windows Update or the Installation Assistant.
- Build number is 22621.521. Except when it isn’t. (There are at least three, including .382 and .105)
- Paul has tried to upgrade several PCs. You’ll never believe what happened next.
- Some features are coming in an October update, including tabs for File Explorer, updates to Photos app, new Taskbar overflow experience, and improved Nearby Share.
- Managed businesses will not get post-22H2 interim updates … until 22H3. With one hilarious caveat.
- New business features are mostly security-related. But some of the best new features are for consumers too.
- New gaming features in Windows 11 22H2.
- New accessibility features.
- A theory about how Microsoft’s A-B testing in the Beta channel previewed how 22H2 builds will work going forward, split between Home/Pro (features on) and Ent/Edu (features off).
- Plus: New Insider Preview builds today for some reason.
- New Photos app is now rolling out to Insiders.
What about Windows 10 version 22H2?
- It’s arriving in October
- No idea on new features, if any
- The Fall Surface launch date is official: October 12
- Intel to rebrand Pentium, Celeron. How the mighty have fallen
- Microsoft Teams has a major new vulnerability. Microsoft: “Eh"
- Power Platform just got some interesting new features, all in the name of “Collaboration Apps”
- Microsoft Learn subsumes Docs, just like it did Channel 9. Hopefully not just like.
- Canva is creating a Docs web app, will take on Notion, Microsoft 365
- The merged version of OneNote is coming in October
- Xbox September Update is here
- Logitech G Cloud is a handheld gaming machine with Xbox Game Pass
- Microsoft quietly changed how DRM works on Xbox.
- Here are the rest of September’s Xbox Game Pass titles
- Hacker breaks into Rockstar, leaks lots of GTA VI footage
- Xbox app for Windows updated with HowLongToBeat integration and better performance
Tips and Picks
- Tip of the week: Enable Smart App Control
- App pick of the week: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Open Beta
- Enterprise pick of the week: Power Up
- Developer pick of the week: Microsoft CTO of Azure Mark Russinovich is all in on Rust
- Beer Pick of the week: Firestone Walker Maple Parabola
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- Amazon Android App Store on Windows 11 is Coming to 31 Countries With 20,000 New Apps
- Microsoft Promises Business a Frictionless Upgrade to Windows 11 22H2
- Windows 11 Version 22H2 Enables New Gaming Features
- Windows 11 Version 22H2 Delivers Improved Security, Microsoft Says
- Windows 11 Version 22H2 Delivers New and Improved Accessibility Features
- 22H2: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Premium)
- Updated Photos app for Windows 11 begins rolling out to Windows Insiders
- Windows 10 Version 22H2 is Coming in October
- Microsoft's October 12 Surface launch: What's on tap
- Intel’s Pentium and Celeron Brands Are Being Replaced by “Intel Processor”
- Microsoft Sees No Need to Fix New Teams Vulnerability
- What Microsoft Collaborative Apps are and why they matter: An explainer.
- Microsoft Learn Expands, Replaces Microsoft Docs
- Canva Takes On … Microsoft 365?
- Report: Zoom is Working on New Email and Calendar Apps
- Microsoft 365 roadmap
- Xbox September Update Brings Full Library View And More
- Microsoft Quietly Changed How DRM Work on Xbox Consoles
- Report: New PlayStation 5 With Detachable Disc Drive Could Launch Next Year
- Deathloop, Valheim, More Come to Game Pass This Month
- Hacker Publishes GTA VI Gameplay Videos and Threatens to Leak More
- Xbox App for PC Gets Faster Launch Times and HowLongToBeat Integration
- Here Comes the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Multiplayer Beta
- power up
- It's time to halt starting any new projects in C/C++ and use Rust for those scenarios where a non-GC language is required.
- Maple Parabola