Microsoft is making some big moves for its Windows Insiders Preview program, which could hint at some big news.
according to Microsoft Official Blog And by Windows Central, the tech giant will use its newly created Canary Channel to test versions of the Windows operating system, which will lay the groundwork for a new major release of the operating system. This new channel will have regular releases of unstable and experimental builds, which will likely lay the groundwork for Windows 12.
The Canary Channel will be used to test features that “require longer lead times” before being released to the public. Some of these include “significant changes to the Windows kernel, new APIs, etc,” and not all tested features will be released to the public.
As a result of these new changes, all Insiders in the Dev Channel will be moving to the Canary Channel, as the Dev Channel will receive the 23000-series builds. Meanwhile, the Canary Channel will be getting 25000 series builds, so those who want to stay in the Dev Channel will have to reinstall the Windows OS.
What we know about Windows 12 so far
There have been many rumors about Windows 12, including Microsoft and Intel Leaks they themselves.One of the leaks is that Intel’s upcoming CPUs will support Windows 12, and this follows reports that Microsoft will switch to New Works Schedule A new version of the Windows operating system is released every three years.
The new operating system may also be called “Next Valley” and may be the first cloud-based operating system. We even saw images of the new OS at Ignite 2022, which is said to be designed to accommodate different devices and accessories.
While that last rumor was a bit disturbing, we currently know very little about the upcoming operating system. Hopefully future releases from Canary Channel will reveal more about Windows 12.