Today, Microsoft announced that the Windows May 10th 2021 Update (21H1) is complete and being prepared for release.
Senior Program Manager for the Windows Insider program, Brandon LeBlanc said that Microsoft believes build 19043.928 is the final build for the May 2021 Update.
Since April 13, Windows Insiders in the ‘Beta’ and ‘Release’ channels have been testing this build.
Meanwhile, Microsoft hasn’t given any specific date for May 2021 Update rollout, however; possibilities are high that it will be released as an optional update during the upcoming May 20221 Patch Tuesday updates.
Similar to the other Windows 10 feature updates, the May 2021 Update will possibly first be provided to ‘enthusiasts’ who manually perform a “Check for Updates” in the Windows Update settings screen.
With time, Windows 10 21H1 will gradually be rolled out to more and more people to increase testing and offer Microsoft with furthermore diagnostics.
This rolled-out strategy allows Microsoft to discover and fix bugs before it affects several Windows 10 users.
Additionally, Microsoft has released a Windows 10 19043.928 ISO for users who want to test the May 2021 Update on clean Windows 10 install.
Not Quite an Exciting Release
Unfortunately, the Windows 10 21H1 is not quite an exciting release, and the new features are focused mainly on business owners.
The Windows 10 21H2 Features incorporate:
- Windows Hello multi-camera support to set the default as the external camera when both external and internal Windows Hello cameras are present.
- Windows Defender Application Guard performance enhancements, including optimizing document opening scenario times.
- Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Group Policy Service (GPSVC) updating performance enhancement to support remote work scenarios.
- Windows 10 News and Interests is bundled with this release, enabling users to access customized news feeds from the taskbar.
For folks who are waiting for more exciting features that are appealing to both consumers and the enterprise, they need to wait for the Windows 10 Sun Valley feature update coming this Autumn.
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