Microsoft has released yet another Windows 11 Update Stack Package as it continues to test this new feature to deliver quality improvements outside of the major Windows feature updates. With Update Stack Packages, Microsoft is also hoping to minimize installation issues caused by certain updates.
Microsoft started testing Update Stack Package with Build 22478 or newer and it will begin pushing the feature to everyone later this year. Microsoft has now released another version “Update Stack Package 1022.705.1011.0” with an unknown number of fixes or improvements as a changelog is not available.
“The Update Stack Package will help ensure that your PC has the highest likelihood of successfully installing new updates with the best and least disruptive experience available,” Microsoft officials noted in one of the blog posts published earlier this year.
Today’s Update Stack Package 1022.705.1011.0 is apparently rolling out to users in the Dev Channel only. If everything goes according to the plan, Update Stack Packages will appear in the production channel following the release of Windows 11 version 22H2 (Sun Valley 2) in the fall.
We don’t know how exactly Update Stack Packages will improve the Windows Update experience, but Microsoft officials previously explained that the packages will be deployed to improve stability when a monthly or feature update is around the corner.
In other words, update stack packages are smaller updates that will be delivered prior to cumulative updates to reduce issues that are reported post or during the update installation. For example, you can expect fewer installation errors if you install the stack package before the main cumulative update.
For now, Microsoft is testing this feature within the preview builds and is being restricted to Dev Channel only with only a small set of unknown improvements shipping. It’s likely that this will begin rolling out to devices running Windows 11 version 21H2 (original release) if it proves successful.