NEW DELHI: Microsoft has announced the next feature update for their Windows 10 operating system called version 21H1. This latest update succeeds the last year’s 20H2 update. The company claims that the new update brings security, remote access and quality improvements and 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.
As this Windows 10 release is targeted for the first half of 2021, all Windows 10 editions of version 21H1 will receive 18 months of servicing.
“As people continue to rely on Windows more than ever to work, learn and have fun, we understand the importance of providing the best possible update experience to help people and organisations stay protected and productive. It is a responsibility we do not take lightly and why for the first time an H1 (first half of a calendar year) feature update release will be delivered in an optimised way using servicing technology, while continuing our semi-annual feature update cadence”, said John Cable, Vice President, Programme Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery, in a blog post.
The company also mentioned that customers running either Windows 10, version 2004 or version 20H2 who choose to update to the new release will have a fast installation experience because the release will install like a monthly update. However, customers using Windows 10 versions earlier than 2004 (the May 2020 Update), the update will reach them just like any previous Windows 10 update.