Microsoft to change its development cycle as Windows 12 arrives in 2024

Microsoft is reportedly switching to a new development schedule for Windows. It is expected that the company is going back to its traditional three-year cycle, which could mean that the next major version might get released in 2024.

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This version could be Windows 12 if the company chooses to stick with its current naming trend, according to the report. Microsoft is also expected to double down on releasing new features for the current version of Windows.

Microsoft is also expected to double down on releasing new features for the current version of Windows. The company recently finalised the 22H2 update for Windows 11 which is expected to arrive sometime in September or October.

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A Windows Central report said that Microsoft is likely to release the next major version of Windows — believed to be Windows 12 — in 2024. The company has reportedly scrapped the planned 2023 version of Windows 11, codenamed ‘Sun Valley 3’, to adopt this new schedule.

Only a year ago, Microsoft announced that it planned to release one major feature update for Windows 11. It now plans to ship major versions of Windows every three years, as per the report.

There is not much known regarding the 2024 version of Windows. It is rumoured that developers have dubbed this version as the ‘Next Valley’ client. Microsoft has not officially confirmed the existence of this version.

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