Good news! Windows 11 to get NEW features! Microsoft teases ‘Moment 2’ update

    Microsoft can release Windows 11 ‘Moment 2’ update very soon and it is offering a bunch of new features to users.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Nov 02 2022, 12:53 IST
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    Windows 11 ‘Moment 2’ update is set to bring a new set of features for the Microsoft OS. (Amritanshu Mukherjee / HT Tech)

    Microsoft recently released a new set of features for Windows 11 in its Moment 1 update. This move was a transition of the company from releasing major updates after longer durations and switching to releasing smaller feature updates over shorter periods. This system, known as ‘Moment', updated the Windows 11 version 22H2 and added multiple features such as tabbed File Explorer, taskbar overflow, support for iCloud photos and more. And now, Microsoft has already given the fans a glimpse of what Moment 2 might bring. Read on to find out.

    On October 26, Windows Insider Programme YouTube channel hosted an 8th anniversary webcast where the presenters gave a glimpse at the upcoming Moment 2 update and what it might bring. During the webcast, a demo Windows 11 build 23003.ni_moment_directdash_dev1.221018-160 and it highlighted a deeper touch-optimized taskbar for tablets. This feature is not present in the Moment 1 update. While fans had repeatedly asked for a taskbar redesign and option to move it, instead of it being stuck to the bottom, for now, touch optimization is all they get.

    Microsoft Windows 11 Moment 2 update might be released soon

    The possibility of Moment 2 update also discards the idea that a major build for Windows 11 will be released anytime soon. So, instead of getting the Build 230003 version through a major update, we will now get one or more Moment updates in the form of a cumulative update from either Build 22621 or 22622 to Build 22623. This means that Moment updates will not give a new OS version but just update the current 22H2 version. A separate release will come sometime in the first half of the next year which will update Windows 11 to version 23H1.

    It should also be noted that new devices shipping with Windows 11 22H2 will not come with the Moment updates, and there is no certainty when these features will arrive for the OS.

    If all of this sounds confusing, it is because there is lack of clarity around the entire process. Microsoft has assured users that it will offer details in updated documentation.

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    First Published Date: 02 Nov, 12:42 IST
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