What’s new in the Windows 10 May 2021 (21H1) Update?

What’s new in the Windows 10 May 2021 (21H1) Update?

The next update to Windows 10 is coming next month be called the Windows 10 May 2021 Update (also known as the 21H1 update). As with the last update to 20H2 update released last year the update will be delivered via a servicing update rather than a full image install to the OS. The update will be quick to install but do not expect a long list of new features.

Back in February Microsoft said “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.”

All this means it just security fixes and minor improvements. Here are the changes Microsoft have detailed:

  • Windows Hello multicamera support to set the default as the external camera when both external and internal Windows Hello cameras are present.
  • Windows Defender Application Guard performance improvements including optimizing document opening scenario times.
  • Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Group Policy Service (GPSVC) updating performance improvement to support remote work scenarios.

21H1 is available for Windows Insiders on the beta and channel to test now and will be available next month to general Windows users.

Here is my What’s new Windows 10 May 2021 Update Video

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