Windows 10 21H1: Microsoft is almost ready to launch

Windows 10 21H1: Microsoft is almost ready to launch

Windows 10 21H1

The debut of Windows 10 21H1 is getting closer and closer. Microsoft has announced that build 19043.844 is now available to all subscribers to the Beta channel of the Windows Insider program. This will allow you to receive more feedback and thus to fix any bugs. Meanwhile, common users will be "forced" to install Windows 10 20H2.

Windows 10 21H1: debut in May or June

As mentioned several times, Windows 10 21H1 will not include any major news . In fact, this is a minor update with some business-specific features. When subscribers to the Beta channel of the Windows Insider program search with Windows Update they will see this screen:

The download is therefore optional and must be started manually. The three main new features are multi-camera support for Windows Hello, improved performance for Windows Defender Application Guard, and an update for the Group Policy Editor.

Windows 21H1 installation will be "activated" via a package special (as already done with Windows 10 20H2), since the files were downloaded to the computer with the cumulative updates of January and February. Microsoft has also released the KB4023057 patch which performs a series of steps to facilitate the installation of the update.

Windows 10 21H1 is expected to be released between May and June. In the coming weeks, Microsoft will use machine learning to force the installation of Windows 10 20H2 on outdated computers, without users' permission. However, a notification will be shown to allow manual restart.

The most substantial update will be Windows 10 21H2, as a complete restyling of the interface is expected (Sun Valley). The first aesthetic innovations are available in build 21327 for subscribers to the Dev channel of the Windows Insider program. Microsoft has adopted Fluent Design for system icons and the new Segoe Fluent Icons font.

Source: Windows Latest

All Windows Insiders on the Beta channel will now receive 21H1 builds of Windows 10

Surface Book 3 HeroSource: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central

Microsoft officially announced Windows 10 version 21H1 last month. It's a minor servicing style update that will sit on top of Windows 10 version 20H2. When Microsoft first announced version 21H1, Insiders in the Beta channel had an option to seek out 21H1 builds or to receive 20H2 builds. Now, all Windows Insiders in the Beta channel will be offered 21H1 builds as recommended updates.

Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc outlined the change in an update to the release notes for 21H1 build 19043.844:

UPDATE 3/2: 21H1 is now being offered as a recommended update to all Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel. Insiders who previously didn't choose to install 21H1 will now automatically receive 21H1 in the Beta Channel.

As explained by LeBlanc, if an Insider previously chose not to receive 21H1 builds, they'll now automatically receive them through the Beta channel.

Insiders that receive 21H1 builds won't have a ton of new features to test out. It will be a relatively small update when compared to some other semi-annual feature updates for Windows 10. 21H1 focuses on business-oriented features and enhancements, including multi-camera support for Windows Hello and Windows Defender Application Guard improvements.

A much larger update should arrive for Windows 10 later this year. Codenamed Sun Valley, the update will feature a rejuvenated UI design, new features, and updated in-box apps. The larger update is expected to launch in the second half of this year as Windows 10 version 21H2.

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