Microsoft has started preparing their support documentation and
video guidelines for Windows 10 May 2021 Update, suggesting the
next big feature update is on track for an imminent release.
According to a video, which was linked online, Windows 10
version 21H1 looks set for launch today or later this week.
We had clues earlier this year that the over-the-air Windows 10
May 2021 Update for the compatible PCs would be happening in
May or June.
Microsoft later clarified that the update is called the
“May 2021 Update” and it will be released in
May. Microsoft also explained that Windows 10 version 21H1
will be rolled out in phases and users won’t be able to
download it immediately.
However, the company will provide Media Creation Tool and
Update Assistant Tool to make it easy to download and install
the update on your devices manually if that’s something you
might be interested in doing.
As per the latest tip, it looks like the feature update is all
set to go live on the company’s website in the coming hours.
If you have a compatible device and you’re lucky, you can find
the update for download by simply checking for updates in the
Settings app. Or can simply click check back our website if the
operating system image is what you’re after. We’ll share the
download links straight from Microsoft’s server.
At the moment, Microsoft’s website still states that the May
2021 Update rollout should begin soon. We haven’t heard back
from the company and it’s not yet clear when the feature update
will be released.
In Windows 10 version 21H1, the most immediately noticeable
change is support for additional cameras in Windows Hello. It
fits more closely with Microsoft’s work from home approach and
guidelines that Microsoft has been slowly pushing to more of
its productivity suite.
In addition, Microsoft will also introduce new controls for
Group Policy Editor and Windows Defender (enterprise edition).
A small feature update
Windows 10 21H1 doesn’t come with any new features for consumer
and this means a few things. For one thing, it means that the
update will be delivered by way of an enablement package as we
saw with October 2020 Update.
As a result, the build number will bump by one digit (from
Build 19042 to Build 19043) and the installation process will
It also means that the new consumer-centric features will be
released with Windows 10’s long-rumoured Sun Valley update,
which is set to arrive in the second half of the year.
Update: The May 2021 Update is now available.