Microsoft begins rolling out Windows 11 22H2 to testers in the Release Preview channel
Even though Windows 11 22H2 isn't expected to start rolling out to mainstream users until this fall, Microsoft is encouraging business users to start testing it via the Release Preview channel beginning now.
Microsoft is making its sole "feature update" for Windows 11, known as Windows 11 22H2, available to testers in the Release Preview channel starting June 7. Officials are doing this to help businesses validate that the update won't break anything in their organizations before it starts rolling out to mainstream users later this year (likely this fall). Microsoft previously released Build 22621 to the Beta Channel on May 11.
Microsoft is enabling business users to roll out Build 22621 to Insider testers with commercial devices running Windows 11 enterprise SKUs via Windows Update for Business, Windows Server Update Services, and Azure Marketplace. (Microsoft considers a device to be a "commercial" one if it's not running a Home edition, is being managed via an IT administrator, has a volume license key, or is joined to a domain.)
"Along with commercial pre-release availability, we are also offering free support for commercial organizations running these builds. This means you can test this release -- and your preferred deployment methods -- while remaining supported prior to general availability," said officials in today's Windows Insider blog post.