Tech & Science: Windows 10 version 22H2: The last update for companies

Windows 11: Insider updates in Beta and Developer Canal

 Windows 11: Insider updates in Beta and Developer Canal © provided by Dr. Windows Windows Insider cover picture After the big release party of the Windows 11 2022 updates on Tuesday, the insider program continues on Wednesday. There are new builds for the testers in the Beta and Developer channels. we start with the beta channel, which is still divided into two. Here comes the update KB5017384 and brings the builds 22621.601 and 22622.601, these are also identical this week, because only errors are included (see Changelog ).

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The Windows 10 version 22H2 was published in October, just a few weeks later Microsoft declares this update as " ready for the broad distribution ". This is the starting signal for the rollout in companies, and it is also the last "functional update" for Windows 10, which company has to use.

I used the quotes because 22H2 is not a functional update, it does not contain any changes compared to version 21h2. Why Microsoft swafels from a "focused and optimized" update in the announcement and does not simply say "We counted the number for reasons of support lifecycle" remains the secret of the Redmonder. Everyone knows that Windows 10 is a discontinued model and will no longer experience serious changes.

version 22H2: Microsoft gives the first large functional update for Windows 11 Free

 version 22H2: Microsoft gives the first large functional update for Windows 11 Free © provided by Silicon Windows 11 2022 Update (Image: Microsoft) It brings innovations for the start menu and new safety functions. Microsoft is gradually rolling out Windows 11 2022 update. Further new functions will follow in October. Microsoft makes the first large functional update for Windows 11 in general. Version 22H2 officially bears the name Windows 11 2022 Update . The update brings various innovations for consumers and companies and improves the safety of the operating system.

This is a good sign for companies, because no risks are associated with the rollout of the version 22H2. And because a support cycle of 36 months applies to Windows 10 Enterprise, this means that version 22H2 is supplied with security updates until the support of Windows 10 ends in October 2025 anyway.

The question is whether Microsoft adds other fake feature updates for Windows 10 or whether you simply let it. Then, however, one would have to expand the support cycles of Windows 10 Home and Pro from currently to 24 months 36 months. Or you will publish a patch in the coming autumn that will change the version number to 23h2 - in this case you would have to shorten the support cycle for Windows 10 Enterprise. How it is ultimately regulated does not matter.

browser and operating systems in November 2022: Windows 7 still double -digit .
© provided by Dr. Windows Statistics Cover In the statistics on the usage shares of the browsers and operating systems, there is naturally little movement, but there is still a value that somehow catches the eye. In November 2022, this is clearly the proportion of Windows 7. officially the most popular Windows version of the past 20 years has expired on January 14, 2020, since then Microsoft has not published any security updates on a regular way.

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