Windows Central claims that Microsoft will adopt a three-year OS release cycle. Windows 12 could become official as soon as 2024. It is unclear if it is going to be Windows 12 or simply a new version of Windows 11. The company is also planning to increase the frequency of releasing new features.
Windows 11 22H2 lets engineers seed big features to existing users. This allowed Microsoft to add the weather button on the Windows 11 taskbar. The update is also called Sunny Valley 2, and will roll out over the next few weeks.
Sunny Valley 3 was rumored to arrive sometime in 2023. That plan has reportedly been scrapped and the update is scheduled to release in 2024 instead. It is unclear whether it will release alongside the next major OS upgrade, or if it will wait until after Windows 8.