When the company proceeded to announce Windows 11 in 2021, it turns out the last version of the thing actually came from a throwaway comment by a Microsoft developer and not an official company statement. So is Windows 11, the last last version, or will we be seeing a Windows 12 in the next few years prior to Windows? 10, a new full fledged version of the OS came out once every two or three years, but by the time 2015 rolled around Microsoft. No longer thought that this was a viable model, as Computing was shifting more to applications that depended on the cloud, especially on mobile devices. Microsoft believed forcing its users to wait. Literal years for major updates was silly when people were used to getting updates on other platforms. On a much more frequent basis and Im sure Microsoft didnt want to end up lagging behind in terms of compatibility with rapidly evolving Technologies. So the companys strategy, energy shift its releasing multiple feature updates per year on Windows, 10, giving users a gradual Improvement to keep up with the times, and that seemed like a good idea. But a huge issue was that the improvements often werent, all that gradual. Not only did many users not get used to how often major changes were made to the OS, but updates were also cumulative. This meant that you couldnt pick and choose which features you wanted and if a long period of time passed since you last updated your system, youd get hit with a huge number of changes all at once.

Although the changes themselves werent all that bad many users werent happy with the frequency of them, especially larger organizations that had to manage large scale windows deployments for users who might not have been all that tech savvy now, this wasnt the only reason that Microsoft ended up. Releasing Windows 11 and putting out those major updates with an H in the name only once a year as a compromise, there were enough differences in Windows 11 to make it a full, fledged separate product, especially considering the beefed up security requirements, but enough had changed overall From the original Windows 10 Paradigm for the windows, 11 designation to make sense, but if Microsoft is fine, with the annual update, Cadence and consumers end up being okay with it as well. Is there a point to Microsoft coming out with the windows 12? Well, tell you right after we think iFixit for sponsoring this video iFixit wants to help. You fix all of your devices, so you never have to pay for a costly replacement again from your Xbox to your toothbrush. Ifixit has parts and guides for almost any device. You can think of, and they have over 70 000 step by step guides with photos to make it easy check out ifixit.com techwiki to pick up a repair kit and join the right to repair movement. Today there have already been reports that Microsoft is indeed returning to their more traditional strategy of releasing a new version of Windows every three years.

This is probably a tacit admission on Microsofts part that the whole Windows as a service idea didnt completely take off, but beyond. Just that not sticking with one version of Windows for the rest of time makes sense for a couple of reasons. As we saw with the controversy over TPM requirements for Windows, 11 Hardware requirements are going to keep changing in the future. At some point, newer standards will become Necessities instead of nice to haves and once a Windows update requires some major Hardware change. It would be much more confusing to Consumers if an update to the same Windows version simply did not work in their existing Hardware. Going back to a new full, fledged Windows version, every three years also gives consumers more of a choice as to whether they want to drastically change how they interact with their computer and for administrators and large organizations. They might have really good reasons to stick with what they have, whether thats a need to run older software or the fear that migrating to a new version of Windows would cause chaos and Calamity among the rank and file of their company. Although Microsoft has gotten plenty of criticism for forced updates, upgrading to an entirely new version of Windows has always been completely optional and remains so to this day. Right now, most folks in the industry are expecting Windows 12 sometime in 2024, but we dont have much information as to what it would look like outside of possibly adding battery and Wi Fi indicators at the top of the screen to make the experience slightly more phone.

Like hopefully, exciting changes will be coming for those of us using a desktop like the ability to move the taskbar again. Oh, please, God give me that back thanks for watching, like dislike check out our other videos like this one, where we talked about millions of people.