Something to look forward to: A well-known Microsoft leaker known as Albacore recently discovered what could be the first signs of a new Windows update method called “Moment”, which should be included in the next update. day 22H2. This should be a new way for Microsoft to implement new features in Windows.
For the past 25 years, Microsoft has had a simple (and sometimes messy) way of pushing updates to Windows and the millions of people who depend on the operating system around the world.
Since Windows 98, Microsoft has started to distribute operating system updates over the Internet, to improve performance, fix bugs or simply add new features. Starting with Windows XP, Microsoft also had “Service Packs” which collected many smaller updates and changes and bundled them into one major update.
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Windows Update is still around and used in Windows 11, now with monthly updates at a minimum, although updates may be released sooner than expected, usually reserved for major security issues or bug regressions. Starting in 2019 with Windows 10, Microsoft ditched the “Service Pack” system in favor of a simpler “semi-annual” naming scheme, delivering major Windows updates more often.
Microsoft is expected to release the Windows 11 “22H2” update very soon, adding many features that users might find interesting. A well-known Microsoft leaker, Albacore, recently tweeted about an upcoming feature that is expected to arrive with the 22H2 update. The feature is called “Moment” and should be a new way to release new features in Windows.
Good to see a mention of the 229xx versions!
These are dedicated to the development of the 2nd Update/”Moment” for Windows 11 v22H2. First comes v22H2 GA, then Moment 1 in October and Moment 2 next year. Every moment brings some new features, for example tabs in file explorer in M1. https://t.co/SBPOXRb5sT
— Albacore (@thebookisclosed) September 4, 2022
Albacore claims that Moments will be occasional new updates for Windows that will implement more features into the operating system, potentially coinciding with Microsoft’s bi-annual major updates. He also notes that the first Moment update is expected to arrive in October, following the release of 22H2, which is expected to be released on September 20.
As usual, those who want to test Moment’s features ahead of their official release can check them out in the Windows Insider beta channel. If you’re interested, this article may help you join the Windows Insider Program.
Microsoft hasn’t officially announced Moments and, by extension, hasn’t confirmed how often these will arrive, or whether they might replace the semi-annual updates. It should be interesting to see how these updates fit in with Microsoft’s new “experience packs” they mentioned back in February, or if it’s literally the same program, let alone any nice additions that they bring with PowerToys, though these can also be seen as half-commitments to solidly add these features to the standard Windows experience.