Until recently, Microsoft released two major Windows 10 updates a year, but last year it slowed down – the major update was released only in the spring, and only a service pack with a minimum of news arrived in the fall. The same story was repeated last year, but Microsoft will choose a different scenario for this year.
The spring update will be small
This year’s spring update (version 21H1) will again be only a smaller service package, Microsoft will keep big changes until the end of the year. The Redmonds have revealed this news this week, but their list is relatively short:
- Probably the biggest news is the ability to use an external webcam to authenticate users within Windows Hello. In this case, however, the computer must also have its own integrated camera.
- Additional security features, Windows Defender speeds up Application Guard performance and optimizes document opening time
- Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Group Policy Service (GPSVC) will also perform better to better support multiple users working remotely
Insiders can start testing today
Microsoft plans to release a spring update of Windows 10 in the first half of this year, from this week it is available to testers in the Insider program in the Release Preview circle.