December 1, 2023

I’ve made some good progress on updating the Home windows 11 Subject Information for model 23H2, largely within the foundational starting chapters. And whereas these updates are showing on the internet model of the ebook right here on roughly as they occur, I feel I’ve found out once I’ll be posting the primary 23H2 replace for the e book model. Properly, perhaps not “when,” precisely, however what content material must be accomplished earlier than that may occur.

You’ll have seen the chapter updates I’ve remodeled the previous week or so. If not, you’ll find them on our Home windows 11 Subject Information touchdown web page.

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Thus far, I’ve posted 9 fully up to date chapters—What’s New and Acquainted in Home windows 11 Model 23H2, What’s Lacking in Home windows 11 Model 23H2, Home windows 11 Model 23H2 {Hardware} Necessities and Suggestions, Improve from Home windows 10 to Home windows 11 Model 23H2, Improve to Home windows 11 Model 23H2 on Unsupported {Hardware}, Create Home windows 11 Model 23H2 Set up Media, Step-by-Step: Home windows Setup First-Boot Expertise, Step-By-Step: Home windows Setup Out-of-Field Expertise (OOBE), and Overcome Home windows Setup Annoyances—representing the primary three sections of the ebook: Get to Know Home windows 11, Improve to Home windows 11, and Set up Home windows 11, respectively.

There’s extra occurring right here than could also be instantly apparent.

First and most significantly, to you, these are all new chapters on the location. Which means I didn’t simply replace the present chapter articles, I changed them. In the event you scroll right down to the underside of the Desk of contents on the ebook touchdown web page, you’ll discover a new part referred to as Archive – 22H2 that hyperlinks to the unique chapter articles.

Creating new chapter articles isn’t any much less tedious than enhancing the present ones (and belief me, that is tedious). However I’m rethinking plenty of issues right here, and this appeared like one of the best method. I’ve changed “Home windows 11” with “Home windows 11 model 23H2” in titles the place it is sensible to take action in so it’s clear what’s new.

I’ve reordered some issues. For instance, the Improve to Home windows 11 part now comes earlier than the Set up Home windows 11 part.

There’s plenty of new content material. Among the extra notable additions up to now embody:

  • Nearly each single screenshot—105 of them, up to now—is model new to this version, and I’m switching to 16:10 pictures the place potential. (Some Setup pictures taken in VMs can’t be scaled this manner.)
  • The What’s New and Acquainted in Home windows 11 Model 23H2 chapter now highlights new options which are distinctive to 23H2.
  • There’s a brand new and less complicated technique for upgrading on unsupported {hardware} in that chapter.
  • I added the super-clean Home windows 11 set up technique I first wrote about in Roll Your Personal Home windows Time Machine (Premium) to the Overcome Home windows Setup Annoyances chapter.
  • This gained’t seem on the location, however the e book model has hyperlinks to probably the most pertinent content material in every of its chapters. For instance:

I additionally confirm all the pieces within the ebook as I am going. Every step within the OOBE, every workaround, no matter, has been examined a number of instances in each digital machines (VMs) and on bodily PCs. I’ve reset my take a look at PCs right here in Mexico over a dozen instances already. And I’ve recreated the 23H2 set up media a minimum of six instances up to now.

This additionally gained’t impression the online model of the ebook as all of the callouts are similar there, however I’m doing a consistency cross on the callouts (Tip, Warning, and so on.) within the ebook as I am going to verify they’re used the identical manner all over the place.

You get the thought, I assume, however the ebook will likely be higher for all this work. It will possibly get a bit tedious, however I’m making good progress. And as famous, I feel I do know now what will likely be accomplished earlier than I’ll publish the primary 23H2 e book replace. I’ll maintain updating current chapters, most frequently within the order during which they seem. However I need to add two new chapters that cowl Copilot and Home windows Backup earlier than publishing the e book replace. That’s not too horrible.

Past that, there will likely be new content material all through the ebook, after all, masking things like passkeys, Dev House, bloatware removing, the Home windows Insider Program, Microsoft Edge for Enterprise, the brand new Groups – Free app, Notepad, Paint, and extra: I’ve been eager about doing a chapter on correctly configuring your Microsoft account, for instance. There’s rather a lot occurring right here.

Lastly, please take a look at the brand new chapter articles and supply suggestions if potential: This can be a nice time to impression the ebook earlier than these updates exit to the world.