Microsoft has announced the release of Windows 11 update 23H2, but it doesn’t bring many new features. This is because Microsoft has shifted to a monthly update model, where new features are rolled out separately from the operating system itself. Most of the new features, like Windows Copilot, were just released in the September update (22H2), which means that 23H2 only serves as the backbone of the operating system, similar to the recent versions of Android. There is hardly anything new for users to see in the OS itself. It’s simply a shift in underlying technology.
If users have already updated in September, they will hardly notice anything new in 23H2. However, if they haven’t updated in September and choose to update in November (23H2) instead, they will get all the new features.
Windows 11 v23H2 does have some minor new features, including:
– The Chat feature of Windows 11 has been replaced with Microsoft Teams (free/personal version), which provides more features. The icon in the taskbar has been changed from Chat to Teams.
– The System Components section in Settings > System has been separated from the Apps page.
TLDR: Microsoft has released Windows 11 update 23H2, which doesn’t bring many new features. This is because Microsoft has shifted to a monthly update model. Users who updated in September won’t notice much difference, but those who have yet to update will get all the new features. Some minor new features in 23H2 include replacing the Chat feature with Microsoft Teams and separating the System Components section in Settings.