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Windows 11 24H2 Update Slated for 2024, Microsoft Focuses on AI Integration

Microsoft confirmed a major update for Windows 11 (version 24H2) in 2024, focusing on AI features like an "AI File Explorer".

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Microsoft is ready for the next major update for Windows 11, dubbed the “2024 Update” or version 24H2, setting the stage for significant advancements in the operating system’s capabilities. A report from Windows Central comes amid swirling rumors and speculation regarding the potential release of Windows “12” in 2024, which Microsoft has now seemingly put to rest. Instead, the focus shifts entirely to enhancing the current iteration of Windows, with a particular emphasis on integrating new AI features.

Timeline and Features

The development timeline for Windows 11 version 24H2 is now clear. Microsoft reaches a pivotal milestone as the update hits the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) phase in April 2024. Following this, a dedicated event in May 2024 will showcase the new AI experiences that version 24H2 promises to bring. By June 2024, consumers can expect the first Arm-based PCs preloaded with the new update to start shipping, marking a significant step towards more efficient and powerful computing solutions.

In July 2024, Microsoft plans to finalize the feature set for the 24H2 update, ensuring that all new capabilities are polished and ready for public use. By August, the company will sign off on a day-one feature patch, paving the way for the official release to the general public in September 2024. This update is not only significant for its timing but also for its content, with new AI features such as an “AI File Explorer” being highlighted as key additions.

Looking Ahead: The AI Integration

The introduction of AI features in the forthcoming Windows 11 update underscores Microsoft’s commitment to leading in innovation and technology integration. The mention of an “AI File Explorer” hints at a future where operating systems are more intuitive and capable of anticipating user needs, potentially transforming the way individuals interact with their PCs. Furthermore, the early shipping of Arm-PCs with version 24H2 preloaded in June 2024 signals a move towards more energy-efficient and powerful computing platforms, which could have wide-ranging implications for both consumer and enterprise markets.

While the initial buzz around a potential Windows “12” release has died down, the detailed plans for Windows 11’s 2024 Update suggest that Microsoft is far from complacent. By focusing on AI integration and enhancing the user experience,

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.