In a major change to its roadmap, Microsoft is returning to its three-year plan for new versions of Windows. The new plan means we could see Windows 12 as early as 2024.
According to a report by Windows Central, Microsoft’s new plan means new versions of Windows will be released every three years.
In the past, Microsoft has also been concerned about new operating system versions – Windows 10 was released in 2015, and Windows 11 was not released until six years later, in 2021. During this time, Microsoft moved away from its initial plan for every three years and instead focused on delivering consistent updates for Windows 10.
Your new plan also means new features for existing versions of Windows will be released more frequently. As detailed by Windows Central, starting with Windows 11 version 22H2, Microsoft will begin releasing major updates to Windows 11 up to four times a year through its “Moments” program. That means more frequent updates for Windows – typically, Microsoft only sends updates once a year.
Windows 11, released last year, introduced many new features such as Auto HDR games and instant layouts. Windows 11 brought visual improvements and several navigability options.