Home / Tech / News / Windows 10 21H1 update focuses on improving remote working condition

Windows 10 21H1 update focuses on improving remote working condition

FILE PHOTO: A Microsoft logo is seen at a pop-up site for the new Windows 10 operating system at Roosevelt Field in Garden City, New York July 29, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: A Microsoft logo is seen at a pop-up site for the new Windows 10 operating system at Roosevelt Field in Garden City, New York July 29, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo (REUTERS)

Microsoft says that it has added new features, which includes multi-camera support for Windows Hello and security related performance improvements to Windows 10.

Microsoft traditionally delivers two major updates to its Windows operating system every year, one of which it drops in spring. Following this trend, Microsoft has released its first major update for Windows this year, that is, Windows 10 21H1.

This update focuses on improving remote working scenarios for Windows 10 users. “Windows 10, version 21H1 will have a scoped set of features improving security, remote access and quality. The features we are releasing in this update are focused on the core experiences that customers have told us they’re relying on most right now. So, we optimized this release to support our customers’ most pressing needs,” John Cable, Microsoft’s VP of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery wrote in a blog post.

As far as the features are concerned, Microsoft says that it has added new features, which includes multi-camera support for Windows Hello and security related performance improvements to Windows 10.

The company in its blog Windows Hello multi-camera support will set the default as the external camera when both external and internal Windows Hello cameras are present. Apart from this, Windows Defender Application Guard performance improvements have been included for optimising document opening scenario times. In addition to that, Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Group Policy Service (GPSVC) have been updating for performance improvement to support remote work scenarios.

Microsoft says that Windows 10 users who are using the version 2004 or version 20H2 of the OS will have a fast installation experience because the update will install like a monthly update. For consumer or commercial users coming from versions of Windows 10 earlier than the May 2020 Update (version 2004), the process of updating to the new release will be the same as it has been and will work in a similar manner to previous Windows 10 feature updates, using the same tools and processes. As this Windows 10 release is targeted for the first half of 2021, all Windows 10 editions of version 21H1 will receive 18 months of servicing.

Follow HT Tech for the latest tech news and reviews, also keep up with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. For our latest videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel.