As we’re getting closer to the public release of Windows 10 version 21H1, Microsoft has started pushing the update to all Insiders in the Beta Channel. Until now, Insiders could opt in to install the first 21H1 build 19043.844 that was released on February 17, but that’s changing starting today.
“21H1 is now being offered as a recommended update to all Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel. Insiders who previously didn’t choose to install 21H1 will now automatically receive 21H1 in the Beta Channel,” the Windows Insider team said today.
21H1 is now being offered as a recommended update to all #WindowsInsiders in the Beta Channel. Insiders who didn’t choose to install 21H1 will now automatically receive 21H1 in the Beta Channel. Details here: https://t.co/Gq4ltkv3XG ^BLB
— Windows Insider Program (@windowsinsider) March 2, 2021
Windows 10 21H1 is another service pack-like update just like the version 20H2 was. The only new feature is the multicamera support for Windows Hello, and this update will also bring performance improvements for Windows Defender Application Guard.
Microsoft is planning bigger changes later this year for Windows 10 version 21H2. Earlier today, Microsoft’s Panos Panay said during an Ignite 2021 session that “it’s going to be a massive year” for Windows, and there have been some rumors about an upcoming Windows press event coming soon. With the first Windows 10X devices expected for this Spring, we hopefully won’t have to wait too long to see what’s next for Windows.