Windows 10 21H1 has three new features

Posted on Thursday, February 18 2021 @ 13:33 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Microsoft officially confirms the upcoming Windows 10 version 21H1 Update will be a minor feature update. Usually, Microsoft's Spring update for Windows 10 is a large feature update, and the Fall update is a small one.

This year the roles are reversed, the upcoming Windows 10 update is a relatively minor release whereas the 21H2 Update will be a big update that will introduce a new Windows 10 user interface. In the blog post, Microsoft explains the 21H1 update will be delivered in an optimized way using servicing technology. In layman's terms, if you're running Windows 10 version 2004 or version 20H2, this new update will install the same way as the monthly Patch Tuesday security updates. Basically, with minimal hassle.

Windows 10 version 21H1 has three new features, but nothing earthshattering. The software giant promises some performance gains for remote work scenarios and cooked up an improvement for Windows Hello:
New features include multicamera support for Windows Hello and security related performance improvements.

  • Windows Hello multicamera 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 didn't mention a specific launch date but wrote that broad availability of Windows 10 version 21H1 is expected in the first half of 2021.

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