Windows 11, version 22H2 – also referred to as the Windows 11 2022 Update – is now available for eligible Windows 10 and Windows 11 devices. This is the first major update to Windows 11, offering important new features designed to keep your organization safe in an ever-changing threat landscape without compromising the Windows experiences that help end users collaborate.
We recommend that you begin targeted deployment now, as part of your regular Windows Update motion, to validate that your apps, devices, and infrastructure work as expected with the new release. For details on our overall rollout strategy for this release, see How to get the Windows 11 2022 Update. To see how the update will be offered to end users, watch this video.
For commercial organizations, availability of Windows 11, version 22H2 begins today through familiar channels, such as Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), Windows Update for Business, and the Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC). It is also available for Windows 365 and Azure Virtual Desktop.
Today, September 20, 2022, marks the start of 36 months of servicing support lifecycle for Enterprise and Education editions of Windows 11, version 22H2.
You can prepare for and deploy Windows 11, version 22H2 using the same processes, policies, and management solutions you use for the original release of Windows 11 (version 21H2) or Windows 10. For information on the latest features for commercial organizations, see Work safer and smarter with Windows 11 2022 Update.
Windows 11, version 22H2 is available through familiar channels listed above for phased deployment using Microsoft Endpoint Manager or other endpoint management solution. To make your deployment easier, we encourage you to leverage the Windows feature update device readiness report in Endpoint Manager to help identify eligible devices.
For information on features and improvements for IT admins, and links to latest deployment tools and onboarding kits, see What’s new for IT pros in Windows 11, version 22H2.
A list of currently supported Windows versions by servicing option – along with release dates, build numbers, end of service dates, and release history – is available on the Windows 11 release information page. Windows 11, version 22H2 resources have been added to Windows release health. Dedicated pages for known and resolved issues will be added with the first servicing release for Windows 11, version 22H2.