Windows 11 version history

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Windows 11 is an operating system by Microsoft set to release at October 5, 2021.[1]

It is currently going through testing before release to manufacturing. The first public preview build was made available to Windows Insiders who opted in to the Dev Channel on June 28, 2021.[2]

Channels[edit]

Windows 11 Insider Preview builds are delivered to Insiders in three different channels. Insiders in the Dev Channel receive updates prior to those in the Beta Channel, but might experience more bugs and other issues. Insiders in the Release Preview Channel do not receive updates until the version is almost available to the public, but are comparatively more stable.

Windows 11 versions
Version Codename Marketing name Build Release date Supported until (and support status by color)
  • Home,
  • Pro,
  • Pro Education,
  • Pro for Workstations
  • Enterprise,
  • Education
21H2 21H2 N/A 22000 October 5, 2021 24 months 36 months
Legend:    Old version, not maintained[a]    Older version, still maintained[b]    Current stable version[c]    Latest preview version[d]
Notes:
  1. ^ Windows 11 builds that have this color have reached their expiration dates and are no longer supported by Microsoft.
  2. ^ Windows 11 builds that have this color are no longer the latest version of Windows 11, but are still supported by Microsoft.
  3. ^ Windows 11 builds that have this color are the latest (by SKU) public version of Windows 11.
  4. ^ Windows 11 builds that have this color are Insider Preview builds, and are not the latest public version.

Version history[edit]

Legend:   Expired preview version   Old preview version, still maintained   Latest preview version

Version 21H2[edit]

Preview builds of Windows 11 version 21H2
Version Release date(s) Highlights
10.0.22000.51
[2]
Dev Channel:
June 28, 2021
Initial preview release
See Features new to Windows 11
10.0.22000.65
[3]
Dev Channel:
July 8, 2021
  • Added search box in the Start menu
  • Updated login experience
  • Redesigned jumplists and full-screen notifications
10.0.22000.71
[4]
Dev Channel:
July 15, 2021
  • New Entertainment widget in Widgets panel
  • Redesigned context menus with Acrylic material
  • Redesigned taskbar previews
  • New SplitButton control for making new folders and files in the File Explorer's command bar
10.0.22000.100
[5]
Dev Channel:
July 22, 2021

Beta Channel:
July 29, 2021

  • Integration of Chat from Microsoft Teams[a]
  • Improvements to hidden icons flyout, touch keyboard icon, and calendar flyout on the taskbar
  • Added quick access to Focus assist settings in the Notification Center
  • Redesigned attention indicator of app's background activity on the taskbar
  • New animations in the Microsoft Store
10.0.22000.120
[9]
Dev Channel and Beta Channel:
August 5, 2021
  • New Family widget in Widgets panel
  • Minor updates and improvements
    • New single dropdown button for making new folders and files in the File Explorer's command bar
    • New compact context menu in the File Explorer
    • Updated close button in taskbar previews
    • Adjusted spacing in Alt+Tab ↹, Task View and snap assist interfaces
    • Rollout of notification badging for the Chat icon on the taskbar
10.0.22000.132
[10]
Dev Channel and Beta Channel:
August 12, 2021
  • Updates to built-in apps[b]
    • New Snipping Tool app
    • Redesigned Calculator, Mail and Calendar apps
10.0.22000.160
[13]
Dev Channel and Beta Channel:
August 19, 2021
  • New Clock app[c]
10.0.22000.168
[16]
Dev Channel and Beta Channel:
August 27, 2021
  • Added multi-language support for Chat from Microsoft Teams
  • New Microsoft 365 widget in Widgets panel
10.0.22000.176
[17]
Beta Channel and Release Preview Channel:
September 2, 2021
10.0.22000.184
[18]
Beta Channel and Release Preview Channel:
September 9, 2021
10.0.22000.194
[12]
Beta Channel and Release Preview Channel:
September 16, 2021
Notes:
  1. ^ Rollout of this feature to a limited number of Insiders in the Dev Channel began on July 20, 2021, and to Insiders in the Beta Channel began on August 12, 2021.[6][7][8]
  2. ^ Rollout of this feature to Insiders in the Dev Channel began on August 12, 2021, and to Insiders in the Beta Channel began on September 16, 2021.[11][12]
  3. ^ Rollout of this feature to Insiders in the Dev Channel began on August 19, 2021, and to Insiders in the Beta Channel began on September 16, 2021.[14][15][12]

Dev Channel[edit]

On September 2, 2021, Microsoft announced that Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel will receive builds directly from the RS_PRERELEASE branch, which are not matched to a specific Windows 11 release. The first build released under the new strategy, build 22449, was made available to Insiders on the same day.[19]

Preview builds of Windows 11 in the Dev Channel
Version Release date(s) Expiration date(s) Highlights
10.0.22449.1000
[19]
Dev Channel:
September 2, 2021
Expiration date:
October 31, 2021
  • Change to the default behavior of SMB compression
  • New progressive animation of boot spinner
  • Redesigned notification area with Acrylic background
  • New sign-in options button in Start's shutdown menu
10.0.22454.1000
[20]
Dev Channel:
September 9, 2021
  • Redesigned context menu for Recycle Bin on the desktop
  • Rollout of updated Korean IME
10.0.22458.1000
[21]
Dev Channel:
September 15, 2021
Version Release date(s) Expiration date(s) Highlights

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Windows 11 available on October 5". Windows Experience Blog. August 31, 2021. Retrieved August 31, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Announcing the first Insider Preview for Windows 11". Windows Insider Blog. June 28, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  3. ^ "Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.65". Windows Insider Blog. July 8, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  4. ^ "Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.71". Windows Insider Blog. July 15, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  5. ^ "Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.100". Windows Insider Blog. July 22, 2021. Retrieved July 23, 2021.
  6. ^ "First Preview of Chat from Microsoft Teams begins rolling out to Windows Insiders". Windows Insider Blog. July 22, 2021. Retrieved July 23, 2021.
  7. ^ Tung, Liam (July 23, 2021). "New Windows 11 preview arrives bringing Microsoft Teams chat and taskbar update". ZDNet. Retrieved July 25, 2021.
  8. ^ Bogdan, Popa (August 12, 2021). "Windows 11 Chat App Powered by Microsoft Teams Now in Beta". Softpedia. Retrieved August 13, 2021.
  9. ^ "Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.120". Windows Insider Blog. August 5, 2021. Retrieved August 6, 2021.
  10. ^ "Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.132". Windows Insider Blog. August 12, 2021. Retrieved August 13, 2021.
  11. ^ "First set of Windows app updates rolling out to Windows Insiders for Windows 11". Windows Insider Blog. August 12, 2021. Retrieved August 13, 2021.
  12. ^ a b c "Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.194". Windows Insider Blog. September 16, 2021. Retrieved September 16, 2021.
  13. ^ "Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.160". Windows Insider Blog. August 19, 2021. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  14. ^ "New Clock app for Windows 11 with Focus Sessions rolling out to Windows Insiders". Windows Insider Blog. August 19, 2021. Retrieved August 19, 2021.
  15. ^ João, Carrasqueira (August 19, 2021). "Microsoft rolls out new Windows 11 Clock app with Focus Sessions feature". XDA Developers. Retrieved August 20, 2021.
  16. ^ "Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.168". Windows Insider Blog. August 27, 2021. Retrieved August 28, 2021.
  17. ^ "Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.176". Windows Insider Blog. September 2, 2021. Retrieved September 2, 2021.
  18. ^ "Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.184". Windows Insider Blog. September 9, 2021. Retrieved September 9, 2021.
  19. ^ a b "Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22449". Windows Insider Blog. September 2, 2021. Retrieved September 2, 2021.
  20. ^ "Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22454". Windows Insider Blog. September 9, 2021. Retrieved September 9, 2021.
  21. ^ "Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22458". Windows Insider Blog. September 15, 2021. Retrieved September 16, 2021.

External links[edit]