Upcoming Windows 11 22H2 update may implement new 'Moment' upgrades

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Something to look forward to: A well-known Microsoft leaker, known as Albacore, recently discovered what may be the first signs of a new Windows update method called "Moment," set to be included in the upcoming 22H2 update. This is expected to be a new way for Microsoft to implement new features into Windows.

For the last 25 years, Microsoft has had a simple (and sometimes messy) way of pushing updates to Windows and to the millions who rely on the operating system across the globe.

Since Windows 98, Microsoft started to push OS updates out over the internet, to improve performance, fix bugs, or simply add new features. Starting with Windows XP, Microsoft also had "Service Packs" that would collect lots of these smaller updates and changes and bundle them into one large update.

Windows Update is still around and being used in Windows 11, now with monthly updates at a minimum, although updates can be released ahead of schedule, usually reserved for major security concerns or bug regressions. Starting in 2019 with Windows 10, Microsoft abandoned the "Service Pack" system in favor of a simpler "year-half" naming scheme, providing major updates to Windows more often.

Microsoft is expected to release the Windows 11 "22H2" update very soon, adding many features that users may find interesting. A well-known Microsoft leaker, Albacore, recently tweeted about an upcoming feature that is expected to arrive along with the 22H2 update. The feature is called "Moment" and is expected to be a new method to release new features into Windows.

Albacore claims that Moments are going to be new occasional updates for Windows that will implement more features to the operating system, potentially coinciding with Microsoft's bi-yearly major updates. He also notes that the first Moment update is planned to arrive in October, following 22H2's release, which is rumored to be released on September 20.

As usual, those who want to test Moment features before they are officially released can check those out in the Windows Insider's beta channel. If interested, this article can help you join the Windows Insider program.

Microsoft has not officially announced Moments, and by extension, has not confirmed how often these will arrive, or if they could replace the bi-yearly updates. It should be interesting to see how these updates mesh with Microsoft's new "experience packs" that they mentioned back in February, or if they are literally the same program, let alone the good additions they are making with PowerToys, although these could also be seen as half-commitments to solidly add these features into the standard Windows experience.

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psycros

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If I was forced to choose between Windows 11 and ZorinOS I'd have to think real hard. And I doubt Microsoft would win.
 

Adhmuz

Posts: 2,275   +1,097
Add new features? No, can't be, it has to be used to removed features, clearly Microsoft is using the less is more approach, basic customization options that have been around forever? No one wants or needs those anymore. You want to use their OS? It has to be the way they give it to you.
 

Biostud

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Lots of useful features in powertoys, which for some reason does not find it way into regular Windows.

The features that power users actually wants, never ever gets implemented. Yes I’m looking at you tabbed file explorer…
 

brucek

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I read the article but I still don't understand the superiority / difference of a "Moment" vs what everyone else calls either a release, or a feature.

But it's still better than naming scheme USB uses for their revisions so good for you Microsoft!
 

Dyson Parkes

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Lots of useful features in powertoys, which for some reason does not find it way into regular Windows.

The features that power users actually wants, never ever gets implemented. Yes I’m looking at you tabbed file explorer…
I have tabbed explorer in the preview release. It's hot garbage. A buggy as hell re-skin of explorer at best.
 

toooooot

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My laptop keeps updating often after upgrade from win 10, but the performance is still below desirable.
I want it to be as good as windows 10 was on this laptop. I just dont see 11 perform like it.