We know what Microsoft is calling Windows 11 22H2

August 23, 2022

In what is possibly the first official mention of the marketing name of the Windows 11 22H2 update by Microsoft, we have an idea of what the company wants to call this upcoming release.

In development under the codename of Sun Valley 2, this first major update to Windows 11 is tracking for a September launch.

And leading up to it, Microsoft has started refreshing the marketing material and promotional elements to let folks know that a new update will soon be in town. It is this very refresh that has provided us with a look at what Redmond plans to label this release as.

The company recently refreshed the Get Started app with a new greeting on Windows 11 22H2.

And users were quick to notice the change:

Windows 11 2022 Update Name

As the image above shows, the software titan calls this new release the Windows 11 2022 Update, which I suppose is a reasonable name considering all the backend changes the company has made with regards to development.

Redmond now — finally — plans to service Windows 11 with one feature update per year. And it stands to reason that it would call its new releases with a simple name that denote the year it launched. This is a far cry from the days of Anniversary Update, Creators Update and other such puzzling names.

Although the name supposedly has gotten a lot less confusing, the overall fate of Windows 11 remains under a fog.

Rumors are rife that Microsoft plans to launch major versions of its operating system every three years, and in the meantime, ship new features and improvements to Windows 11 in waves that it will call Moments.

Hopefully, the company clarifies the roadmap soon, ideally around the time Windows 11 2022 Update makes it way out next month.

Any thoughts here?

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Fahad Ali is a professional freelancer, specializing in technology, web design and development and enterprise applications. He is the primary contributor to this website. When he is not typing away on his keyboard, he is relaxing to some soft jazz.

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