Traditionally Microsoft delivers two major updates every year. In that, Most of the biggest features will be dropping in the spring and some smaller updates within the fall. But This year the next Windows 10 update from Microsoft that is version 21H1, will be delivered in the first half of 2021. Its main focus is to improve remote work situations.
John Cable, Microsoft’s head of Windows Servicing and Delivery stated that the “next major update Windows 10, version 21H1 will have scoped some set of features improving security, remote access, and quality. These features we are bringing with the next Windows 10 update focused on the core experience that customers have told us they’re relying on most right now.
As per reports, Microsoft seems like it has started testing this new windows 10 update 21H1 with a beta tester today. Also, Microsoft is planning to make it available to every Windows 10 users “later in the first half of this calendar year”
Here are the details about the Next Windows 10 update 21H1
Windows experience Blog Stated “Today, we are bringing the next feature update for Windows 10 that is version 21H1. With the current change in the work and learning environment, people are relying on Windows more than ever. We understand the importance of providing the best possible experience. This new windows update will help people and organizations to stay protected and productive.
It further informed that “We do not take this responsibility lightly and for the first time an H1 feature update release will be addressed in an optimized way using servicing technology. At the same time, we will be continuing our semi-annual feature update cadence.
Based on the user’s feedback and learnings during the past year of extensive remote work, learning, and play, Version 21H1 will be delivered with servicing technology. So, we have optimized this new windows 10 update release to address our customer’s most pressing needs.
Windows 10 update 21H1 improvements include
New features will include multi-camera support for Windows Hello and Security related performance improvements.
- When both external and internal Windows Hello cameras are present, Windows Hello multi-camera support will be set as the default external camera.
- Windows Defender Application Guard performance improvements will include optimized document opening scenario times.
- Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Group Policy Service (GPSVC) updating performance improvement to support and enhance remote work scenarios.
The next windows 10 update comes with the Windows camera changes. Those changes include that you will be able to plug in an external Windows Hello camera. Also, you will get the benefits of facial detection on a laptop that already comes with the Windows Hello camera built-in. Currently, Windows doesn’t support this scenario as expected, and it means cameras like Logitech’s Brio do not function properly with devices like Microsoft’s Surface range that also utilizes the Windows Hello Cameras.
Other improvements of this Windows 10 update 21H1 version are much suitable for IT admins for improving support for remote working. This includes enhancing document opening times for Microsoft’s built-in anti-virus software. Along with some performance improvements for the management and configuration side of windows.
Installing the new windows 10 update
Users who are using either Windows 10 version 2004 or version 20H2, who want to update to the new version 21H1 will experience a much faster installation experience. Because the update is going to installed, same as a monthly update. Whereas for consumers and commercial users who are using the Windows 10 versions earlier than the May 2020 update.
The process for updating to this new update will be the same as it has been and will work in a similar manner as previous Windows 10 feature updates. Using the same tools and processes. As we know that the new Windows 10 update release, planned for the first half of 2021. All Windows 10 editions of version 21H1 will get 18 months of service.
Windows Informed that “its multilayered approach to the development and launch of feature updates continues and includes fully leveraging the Windows Insider Program. Also to obtain user feedback and data insights on quality. The windows 10 update will be releasing the 21H1 version builds to Windows Insiders in the Beta channel today for those who want to opt-in.
However, the new features are going to offer in future Windows Insider Preview Builds as they are available. The full version of Windows 10 update 21H1 will begin later in the first half of this calendar year. Further details will be revealed as we get closer to the launch of this next feature update.
Microsoft other expected updates
“sweeping visual rejuvenation of Windows,”
As per reports, Microsoft is planning a new update named “sweeping visual rejuvenation of Windows”. Which is used to signal to users of the operating system that “Windows is BACK.”
Codenamed Sun Valley, Windows Central first reported about these UI changes back in October. Microsoft planning to overhaul the Start Menu, File Explorer and built-in apps in Windows 10 to make the UI more consistent. In that, some of the UI changes include updates for the sliders, buttons, and controls that are found throughout Windows.
Microsoft also informed that it’s been working on improving its tablet mode experience. Especially how devices like Microsoft’s Surface line switch between mouse usage and touch-based interactions.
Microsoft planning a special event in the coming months
Along with the next windows 10 update, Microsoft panning a series of news events over the coming months. Which will focus on categories like gaming, cloud, and Windows.
Microsoft typically announces a broad range of its products at events like Ignite or Build. But these separate events designed to highlighting its upcoming product changes for entire categories. This event will also likely focus on Microsoft’s “sweeping visual rejuvenation” of the operating system. Developed under codenamed “Sun Valley,” Along with the company’s Windows 10X efforts.
The Next Windows 10 update version 21H1 will delivered in the first half of 2021. It mainly focuses on improving remote work situations. This new update has a scoped set of features improving security, remote access, and quality. Microsoft has started testing this new Windows 10 update 21H1 with a beta tester today.