Microsoft announces the next Windows 10 (21H1 update)

 Microsoft has announced its next Windows 10 feature update version 21H1. The update focuses on delivering optimized experience for remote work and required environments for the learners.

Unlike the traditional Windows 10 update cycle where the significant changes are provided in the spring, this update brings minor changes that include a new multi-camera support for Windows Hello and several security-related performance improvements and bug fixes.

Also, improvements with the Windows Defender Application Guard performance are done to optimize the document opening scenario times and enhancement to the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Group Policy Service (GPSVC) for improving the support for work scenarios.

John Cable, the vice president, Program Management, Windows servicing and Delivery, said, in a blog post, “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”.

The company also mentioned that this update will be like a monthly update for the customers who are using Windows 10 version 2004 or version 20H2. However, for the users of Windows 10 version earlier than 2004, this update will reach like any previous Windows 10 update.

Currently, the windows update has been provided to beta testers under the Windows Insider Programme.