Back in September, I reported on Windows 11 Moments. A new update strategy from Microsoft, Moments provide new feature updates more frequently instead of waiting for major builds. Following the release of Windows 11 2022 Update, Microsoft sent out Moment 1, including the much-anticipated File Explorer tabs. Now, the company has accidentally leaked “Moment 2”.
Microsoft will apparently not roll out the Moment 2 release to Windows 2022 Update until January 2023. However, the Windows Insider team accidentally posted a video to YouTube that highlights the features we can expect to see.
The video shows testing of Windows 11 preview build “23003.ni_moment_directdash_dev1.221018-160”, which is likely the internal build of the Moment 2 update.
Some of the features are already in testing on the Windows Insider Program. One new addition is the “Tablet-Optimised Taskbar” for when Windows 11 is in tablet mode.
When users enter tablet mode in Windows 11, they can select between two options: First is a state where the taskbar is collapsed and displays important status icons only. The second is an expanded taskbar that will make it easier to touch apps and icons.
Windows 11 Moments
Microsoft has been chopping and changing its update strategy for Windows, trying to land on a good system. Moments are confusing for some users because they do not know which features are coming. Certainly, people can be forgiven for thinking about where all the new features are for Windows 11 22H2.
Well, they are coming with Moments. In some ways, this is a good system because it means users get features more often instead of waiting for major updates to the OS.
Tip of the day: With many reachable wireless access points popping up and disappearing again, the available networks list can become quite annoying. If needed you can use the allowed and blocked filter list of Windows to block certain WiFi networks or all unknown WiFi networks.