Version 21H1 of Windows 10, focusing on security and remote access, will release by June of 2021

Written 9 days ago by IanDorfman

Microsoft has announced that it will release the next Windows 10 build in the first half of this year. Because of this, the build will be named 21H1.

This release of Small Windows 10 iconWindows 10 will be focused on improvements to both security and remote access and work. As detailed on the official Windows Experience Blog by Vice President of Program Management for Windows Servicing and Delivery at Microsoft John Cable, 21H1's improvements are stated to be in direct response to what customers have been using most. Cable listed these in the categories of security, remote access, and quality.

For security improvements, multicamera support has been added to Windows Hello for logging in, Small WDAC [Windows Defender Application Control] iconWDAC [Windows Defender Application Control] has seen performance increases, including better loading times for opening documents, and improved performance for remote work support in Windows Management Instrumentation Group Policy Service.

Windows 10 21H1 can be installed like a standard monthly update for anyone running version 2004 or 20H2, and will be installed like a full build/service pack release for any builds older than the May 2020 2004 build. Windows Insiders can expect to see a beta release of this build available for install starting today, with regular users able to expect it in the first half of the 2021 calendar year via Windows Update.

Further coverage:
Windows Experience Blog