Microsoft has announced that the next functional update for the Windows 11 operating system will be publicly available on March 14th. This is not about the annual major Windows 11 23H2 update, which is due to appear in the second half of the year, but about a less important package called Moment 2.
Last year, Microsoft announced that Windows 11 would be adding features through small in-the-moment updates throughout the year. Now the second such update is ready for release. The contents of this package are not a secret, as it has been tested by members of the Windows Insider Program for some time.
After installing Moment 2, Windows 11 users can use the Snipping Tool to capture their screen and interact with Bing’s advanced AI chatbot via a shortcut in the taskbar. In addition, the updated Phone Link application will be available, which has received almost full support for iPhone, Notepad with a tabbed interface, etc. The developers have also implemented the Energy Recommendations tool, which makes it easier to optimize energy consumption. Along with Moment 2 will be new widgets, expanded support for operating system voice controls, improved Braille support, and more.
At the same time, Microsoft is not giving up plans to release Windows 11 23H2 this fall. Most likely, this update will not contain revolutionary changes. At the same time, users have access to new features, as well as improvements and fixes aimed at improving the stability of the software platform. It also cannot be ruled out that the developers will release another Moment package later in the year, which will contain some new features.