The Windows 11 2023 Update will OFFICIALLY ship on September 26

Yusuf Mehdi at the special Surface and AI event in New York
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What you need to know

  • Microsoft has announced during its special Surface and AI event that it will ship the Windows 11 2023 Update next week on September 26, 2023.
  • The update will "mark the start of an AI future" for the operating system.
  • The new version of Windows 11 will ship with a modernized File Explorer, general quality of life improvements, and more.

For a while now, we've known that Microsoft is getting ready to ship the next major feature update for Windows 11 2023 Update (Windows 11, version 23H2). Our Senior Editor, Zac Bowden, reviewed the update and indicated that it "marks the start of an AI future."

The update will spot a ton of neat features including a modernized File Explorer, built-in cloud backup and restore system, general quality of life improvements, and more. To this end, Zac's speculations indicated that Microsoft is likely to ship the update anytime between September and October.

This is no longer the case, as Microsoft has disclosed the actual release date for the update during its special Surface and AI event in New York. The company will ship the major feature update next week on September 26, 2023. 

We have a comprehensive and detailed everything you need to know about Windows 11 version 23H2 that you can check out to learn about everything that's coming.

Kevin Okemwa

Kevin Okemwa is a seasoned tech journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya with lots of experience covering the latest trends and developments in the industry. With a passion for innovation and a keen eye for detail, he has written for leading publications such as OnMSFT, MakeUseOf, and Windows Report, providing insightful analysis and breaking news on everything revolving around the Microsoft ecosystem. While AFK and not busy following the ever-emerging trends in tech, you can find him exploring the world or listening to music.

  • tom bae 2023
    It seems like Windows 11 is done,

    We should move on to WIndows 12, When can we see the windows 12 insider builds ?

    Windows 11 User Interface is still not good for the touch screen and foldable PC