Posted on Friday, Jul 16 2021 @ 16:55 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Microsoft is rolling out Windows 11 later this year, the next generation of Windows. Due to the significantly higher minimum hardware requirements of Windows 11, a lot of (slightly) older computers will have no upgrade path. In particular, the biggest problem for a lot of PCs will be the requirement to have a processor from a recent generation, and the requirement to support TPM 2.0.
Windows 10 21H2 feature set revealed
Microsoft will keep supporting Windows 10 until well into 2025 and this will include more than just security updates. In the Fall of this year, the software giant will reveal Windows 10 21H2. This will be a rather minor update with some new productivity, management, and security-oriented features:
- Adding WPA3 H2E standards support for enhanced Wi-Fi security
- Windows Hello for Business supports simplified passwordless deployment models for achieving a deploy-to-run state within a few minutes
- GPU compute support in the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows (EFLOW) deployments for machine learning and other compute intensive workflows
Additionally, Microsoft promises a very fast update procedure. The 21H2 update will use servicing technology, similar to what Microsoft uses for the monthly Patch Tuesday updates. An exact launch date of Windows 10 21H2 is still unknown.