Microsoft Switches development cycle, could release Windows 12 in 2024: report

Microsoft is reportedly moving to a new development schedule for Windows. The company is expected to go back to its traditional three-year cycle, which could mean the next major version could be released in 2024. This version could be Windows 12 if the company chooses to stick with its current naming trend, according to the report. Microsoft is also expected to double down on releasing new features for the current version of Windows. The company recently completed the 22H2 update for Windows 11, which is expected to release sometime in September or October.

According to a report from Windows Central, Microsoft is likely to release the next major version of Windows – presumably Windows 12 – in 2024. The company has reportedly scrapped the planned 2023 version of Windows 11, codenamed “Sun Valley 3,” to avoid this. adopt new schedule. Just a year ago, Microsoft announced that it plans to release one major feature update for Windows 11. It now plans to release major versions of Windows every three years, according to the report.

In between major releases, Microsoft is likely planning to increase the feature rollout for the latest version of Windows. Starting with the soon-to-be released Windows 11 version 22H2 (Sun Valley 2), it would introduce new features up to four to five times a year. Previously, most Microsoft development teams had to wait for the annual release to release new features. But now these teams are expected to be able to unveil these features sooner. Microsoft is said to have tested this “Moments” approach earlier this year when it bundled the improvements to the taskbar with several other features. Now it is expected to bring some of the new features from the supposedly deprecated ‘Sun Valley 3’ as the aforementioned ‘Moments’ update to ‘Sun Valley 2’.

Not much is known about the 2024 version of Windows. Rumor has it that developers have called this version the ‘Next Valley’ client. Microsoft has not officially confirmed the existence of this version.


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