Microsoft has already begun work on Windows 11’s big update due to land in the second half of 2023, with references to the 23H2 build having been spotted. As of now, Microsoft is officially preparing Windows 11 22H2 “Sun Valley 2” for public release. However, it’s not a surprise the software giant is planning for a future update. So, the preparation for beta testing the next year’s update (23H2) is already underway. But don’t expect it any time soon.
Windows 11 23H2 Sun Valley 3
Many trustable sources have confirmed that Microsoft is working on a future version of Windows 11, with code found as ” Version 23H2 and Sun Valley 3″. The current Windows 11 22H2 build is being tested and could be released pretty early this year (July). After the Windows 11 22H2 “Sun Valley 2″s rollout, version 23H2 would come something like a year on from that point.
It’s too early to talk about the release date of the Windows 11 23H2 update. Anyway, the new major Windows 11 update called Windows 11 23H2 “Sun Valley 3″ and codenamed Copper update might be scheduled to go live next summer (2023).
As @XenoPanther makes clear, this is the very first reference to 23H2 or next year’s big update that we’ve seen. It’s not the only clue here. During a Microsoft Stream, there was also a reference to ” SV3 Refined Investment Next Step’ tucked away in a Share Content menu. So, it is clear that SV3 could well refer to the new Sun Valley 3 or Copper update. As SV2 is an abbreviation used by Microsoft in the past for Sun Valley 2.
Nickel 22H2 is cool and all, but are you all ready for Copper 23H2? pic.twitter.com/OwtgOtaVdL
— Xeno (@XenoPanther) March 20, 2022
Windows 11 23H2 Release Date
- The Windows 11 23H2 feature update will likely be released to the public in August 2023.
We cannot expect that the so-called Windows 11 23H2 will arrive precisely soon. We must bear in mind that Microsoft is currently preparing the official release of version 22H2 “Sun Valley 2” of the system. Everything indicates that we have to wait for the release of Windows 11 23H2 “Sun Valley 3” until the second half of the year 2023.
Initially, version 23H2 will be available to Insiders in the Dev and Beta Channels. You will be able to download Windows 11 23H2 ISO via the UUP Dump portal easily.
What kind of new features should Windows 11 23H2 bring?
The incoming Windows 11 22H2 update makes some big changes, including introducing Android app support. But as of now, we can’t say what kind of new features 23H2 will bring and we have no idea yet what kind of plans Microsoft might have for the 23H2 update.
If you are using Windows 11, then you are already aware that Windows 11 taskbar is a mess with several necessary features missing. Many users have been reporting this issue. Also, the taskbar grouping feature did not sit well with users on the current Windows 11 version. One of the most requested features is the ability to move the taskbar to the sides or the top.
We hope Microsoft will bring the 23H2 update with those features which are missing on the current Windows 11 version. But, it should be noted that through the 22H2 final update we will receive some improvements in this regard, although many hope that next year restore the expected functions.