A new road Windows is already being formed within the walls of Microsoft, within which the next major update to the system is being developed, called Hudson Valley. This update will be “revolutionary,” writes Windows Central.
Microsoft plans to return to annual releases of new versions of Windows. This means that going forward, the software giant will release a major feature update once a year, instead of several smaller Moment updates as it does now. At the same time, Microsoft does not intend to completely abandon the use of Moment updates, but now they will not be the main tool for delivering new functions.
These changes are expected to go into effect when the Hudson Valley update releases next year. This means that users can expect at least one more Moment update for the current version of Windows 11, which will be released in February or early March 2024. As for the Hudson Valley update, it will be based on the Germanium platform, work on which is planned to be completed in April 2024.
One of the main innovations of Hudson Valley will be the Windows Shell based on artificial intelligence. It will be complemented by the improved Copilot AI assistant, which will be able to continuously work in the background to improve search, launch workflows, etc. According to knowledgeable sources, these innovations will be “revolutionary.”
Other AI features include so-called super resolution, which will use NPU hardware to enhance video and graphics quality in games. An improved version of Live Captions is also in development, which will be able to translate audio from a video or live conversation into different languages - in real time.
Already in 2024, Microsoft plans to release a new major version of the system, codenamed Germanium, on which the Hudson Valley release will later be based.