Microsoft has definitely cleaned up its behavior when it comes to Windows Update. In Windows 10, the company has done away with seasonal service packs and pushed updates more regularly, in some cases almost weekly. The rolling update system got off to a rocky start, but Microsoft finally found its rhythm (after numerous missteps). Now Windows users only have to wait two major updates a year, bringing new major features and sometimes bugs. This practice continues in Windows 11, with the next major update – version 22H2 – just a month away. The update will bring a lot of highly requested features, including some basic features that Microsoft inexplicably removed in Windows 11.
Windows 10 was supposed to be the last version of Windows, at least according to Microsoft, but here we have Waiting for the next big feature drop in Windows 11. In a way, the latest version of the operating system is what Windows 10X would look like if Microsoft hadn’t put it on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic. That version of the OS was designed for dual-screen devices, such as the canceled Surface Neo, which seemed impractical during the crisis.
While not a huge leap from Windows 10, Windows 11 will start with radical changes Menus and, more importantly, taskbars go down in history. While some Windows users were happy with the apparently touch-centric design, most were still unhappy with the basic functionality that Microsoft removed and so far hasn’t brought back. That’s going to change in the coming months as Windows 11 brings features that Microsoft has recently started teasing.