Microsoft has announced the next feature update to their Window 10 operating system, called version 21H1. It succeeds last year’s 20H2 update, and brings with it security, remote access and quality improvements, along with updates to few core user experiences.
Some of the new features include:
- Windows Hello multi camera support to set the default as the external camera when both external and internal Windows Hello cameras are present.
- Windows Defender Application Guard performance improvements including optimizing document opening scenario times.
- Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Group Policy Service (GPSVC) updating performance improvement to support remote work scenarios.
Microsoft has also improved how they deliver the update to their customers, thanks to their servicing technology. They began using this technology with the Windows 10 version 2004, and it allows the feature update to be completed fast, similar to their monthly updates. Users will earlier version of Windows 10 will experience the older, slower update speeds.
Windows 10 version 21H1 is rolling out today to Windows Insiders in the Beta channel, and broad rollout is expected to happen sometime later in the first half of 2021.