Microsoft has announced that the Build 2022 annual developer conference will take place from May 24 to 26. Relevant information appeared on the official website of the event.
A number of media outlets report that the conference will most likely come in an online format, but there is no mention on the event website. By the way, the Google I / O 2022 conference, which will take place from May 11 to 12, will also be mainly in a virtual format. Physically, only Google employees, as well as some of the company’s partners, will be able to attend.
The schedule of Build 2022 sessions has not yet been published, but it is likely that the structure of the conference will be the same as in previous years. First, there will be an opening session with a presentation by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. It is likely that all major news will be announced during this part of the event. Technical sessions will follow on various new features in Windows, Edge, Azure, Visual Studio and so on.
Microsoft Build 2022 Developer Conference to take place on May 24-26
In separate news, in March 2022, Microsoft stalled the distribution of the new Windows 11 operating system. This is evidenced by fresh AdDuplex statistics. As of March 29, 2029, Windows 11 Stable installation base was 19.4% of Microsoft PCs worldwide.
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For comparison: a month ago this figure was 19.3%. Test versions of Windows 11 Insider were in use by 0.3% in February and 0.6% in March. The total share of Windows 11 is now 20%. The growth of Windows 11 has completely stalled, something that has not been seen with the Microsoft OS for several years.
At the same time, the share of the latest version of Windows 10 (21H) has grown very significantly – from 21% in February to 28.5% in March. This version became the first in popularity, having risen from the second place. In March, an earlier 2021 update, Windows 10 21H1, dropped from first to second place with a share of 26.5%.
Much of the growth in Windows 10 version 21H2 has come from version 20H2, and there’s a very good reason for that. Windows 10 20H2 will end support in May 2022. This means that Microsoft is starting to automatically update these PCs to more modern OS versions.
Microsoft has recently released a not too big, but useful update for its proprietary operating system Windows 11.
An optional update for Windows 11, number KB5011563, is available through Windows Update (Windows Update), as well as for manual installation. It does not automatically install unless the user clicks the “Check for Updates” button.
Among the most notable and significant innovations is a significantly simplified procedure for changing the default browser. Windows 11 originally shipped without the button to switch default browsers, which was always available in Windows 10.