Microsoft releases Windows 11 23H2 as an enablement package

Microsoft releases Windows 11 23H2 as an enablement package

October 31, 2023 at 01:13PM

Microsoft has released Windows 11 23H2, the latest feature update for its operating system. It shares the same code base as Windows 11 22H2 and will be delivered using servicing technology for a fast installation experience. Consumers and enterprise customers can upgrade through various channels. The update includes new features such as Windows Copilot and a revamped File Explorer.

Key Takeaways from the Meeting Notes:

1. Windows 11, version 23H2, has been released by Microsoft as the next feature update for their operating system.

2. The update has the same servicing branch and code base as Windows 11, version 22H2.

3. Windows 11 23H2 started rolling out in September to Insiders enrolled in the Release Preview Channel for enterprise testing.

4. Consumers with eligible devices running Windows 11, version 22H2 can choose to update to version 23H2 by enabling automatic updates or manually checking for updates in the Windows Update settings.

5. Commercial and education customers can upgrade via the Windows Update for Business (WUfB), Windows Server Update Service (WSUS), and the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC).

6. It was initially planned for Windows 11 23H2 to ship with numerous new features but Microsoft decided to release them as part of the Windows 11 22H2 ‘Moment 4’ update instead.

7. The 23H2 transition for Windows 11 22H2 systems will be a streamlined update process involving an enablement package (eKB) to activate features already shipped in previous 22H2 updates.

8. Microsoft may add safeguard holds for devices experiencing issues like application incompatibility, delaying the update until the problem is resolved.

9. This update follows the annual Windows 11 feature update cadence, with new feature updates released in the second half of the calendar year.

10. The Windows 11 2023 Update includes new features such as Windows Copilot, a revamped File Explorer, Dynamic Lighting support, Windows Ink enhancements, an improved volume mixer, revamped Windows Spotlight experience, and a new in-depth energy report.

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