The Windows 10 21H1 ‘Spring 2021’ update is now official and
it’s rolling out to millions of users in the Windows Insider
program, and it brings a few improvements, including new
features for Windows Hello.
Unlike the last year’s Windows 10 version 2004 update, this new
upgrade isn’t a huge overhaul of the operating system as the
tech giant wants to focus on “quality improvements” and
“scooped a set of features”.
Later today, you can download and install the Windows 10 21H1
update in the Beta Channel, but as we mentioned above, you may
not want to get too excited.
The fact that the version 21H1 is relatively minor in terms of
feature capabilities could be quite a good thing. This will
allow Microsoft to add all the new features to Windows 10’s
long-rumoured Sun Valley update, which is arriving in October
2021 with a
floating Start Menu.
In a press release, Microsoft noted that Windows 10 21H1 will
be delivered with servicing technology, which was previously
used for the October 2020 Update and November 2019 Update.
While the full changelog is currently not available, Microsoft
is promising a scoped set of features, security and quality
improvements. The Redmond firm is also planning to improve core
experiences or the popular features that most users are relying
on right now.
Here’s a list of improvements included in this feature update:
- You can now switch between multiple integrated cameras in
Windows Hello using a new priority mode setting.
- Windows Defender is getting performance improvements, which
should allow you to open documents faster than before.
- Improvements for (WMI) Group Policy Service (GPSVC).
How to test Windows 10 21H1 update
Microsoft is rolling out the feature update to testers, so you
should see it appear as an optional download if you’re part of
the Windows Insider program and you’ve joined the Beta channel.
If your device is included in the rollout, you should see a new
section called ‘Feature update to Windows 10, version 21H1’