Microsoft announced yesterday (17) that the next major update of Windows 10, version 21H1, will aim to improve the user’s remote work. The move will include a set of features with a focus on security, remote access and overall quality of the operating system. The version is due to be delivered in the first half of 2021.
Updates include: Windows Defender Application Guard performance improvements, including optimizing document opening; Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Group Policy Service (GPSVC) performance updates to support remote work; and multi-camera support for Windows Hello.
The changes in the camera mean that it will soon be possible to connect an external camera and get the same benefits of facial detection of a device that already has an integrated Windows Hello camera. The other improvements are more geared towards IT administrators. This includes document open time updates for Microsoft’s integrated antivirus software and performance improvements for Windows management and configuration.
“The features we are rolling out in this update are focused on the experiences that customers are depending more on right now,” explains Windows Service and Delivery Chief John Cable.
Microsoft is also due to deliver an update with “comprehensive Windows visual rejuvenation” in late 2021. The company is planning to detail its next major Windows changes at a special event in the coming months.