Microsoft 365 commences compatibility testing for Windows 11 23H2 before public release

Windows 11 23H2 roll out via Microsoft 365
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  • Microsoft is preparing the release of Windows 11 23H2, also known as the Windows 11 2023 Update. They have commenced compatibility testing for apps and drivers through Test Base, enabling developers to access preview builds for evaluation.
  • Windows 11 23H2, now available in the Release Preview Channel, builds on Windows 11 22H2. It replaces the “Chat” button with Microsoft Teams – Free, although Teams is unbundled in Europe due to privacy concerns.
  • Unique features in 23H2 include an improved Cast flyout and an option to rename Nearby share devices.

As reported over the weekend, citing retail sources, Windows 11 23H2, also referred to as Windows 11 2023 Update, appears to be imminent, and we have additional supporting documentation for our reporting.

Microsoft has initiated testing Windows 11 23H2 for compatibility with apps and drivers in a Microsoft-managed test environment. Preview builds for Windows 11 23H2 can be downloaded through Test Base, a cloud-testing platform that allows for the testing of apps

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