In the leadup to Windows 11, Microsoft silently releases Windows 10 21H2 19044.1200 (KB5005101) Build to the Release Preview Channel. Windows 10 21H2 brings various features including some of the security features.
John Cable’s blog post in July stated features would be coming in near future. And, on Wednesday Microsoft released Windows 10 21H2 19044.1200 while promising those features:
- Improved Wi-fi security with the addition of WPA3 H2E standards.
- Windows Hello for Business is now enables more streamlined password free deployments with new method named cloud trust
- To perform rigrous workflow deployments like Machine Learning (ML), GPU compute support has been added to Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows (EFLOW) and Windows Subststem for Linux (WSL).
John Cable is Microsoft’s Vice President of Program Management, Windows Servicing, and Delivery.
Basically, yesterday’s update will only be available to the Insiders who were shifted to the Release Preview channel from the Beta Channel as they don’t have the bare minimum (hardware) to run Windows 11.
The Windows 10 21H2 19044.1200 additionally includes the following fixes:
- Fixed an issue related with threading that stops Windows Remote Management (WinRM) service whenever there is a high load.
- Fixed an issue that stops Windows Management Instrumetatuin (WMI) provider host process unexpectedly.
- Issues while tracing the Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) activation failures has been fixed.
For more details on fixes in 21H2, you can read the blog post from Windows Insider Team.
To update to this 21H2 19044.1200 build, you need to Release Preview Channel:
- Navigate to Settings
- Then, click on the Update & Security option from the left menu
- Last, click Windows Update button.
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