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Windows 10 Version 21H1 update: All changes and new features so far

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Windows 10 version 21H1 update aka Windows 10 May 2021 update is the next feature update for Windows 10 targeted at April/May 2021. On this page, we have collated all the probable changes and new features Windows 10 version 21H1 update may bring.

Just keep in mind that not all of the features and changes listed on this page may make it to the final release build of Windows 10 21H1. You can bookmark this page to refer back to see the collated changelog for Windows 10 version 21H1 update.

Windows 10 version 21H1 update: Release Date

As per our sources, Windows 10 version 21H1 update will RTM in February/March 2021. This will be followed by a public release in April/May 2021 via cumulative update and enablement package route.

Windows 10 version 21H1 update new features:

Windows Hello multicamera support:

Windows Hello multicamera support to allow users to choose an external camera priority when using high end displays with integrated cameras.

Windows Defender improvements:

Windows Defender Application Guard performance improvements including optimizing document opening scenario times.

TLS 1.3 protocols:

The Microsoft documentation reveals that Windows 10 21H1 update will enable TLS 1.3 protocols.

Improving your search experience:

We’re rolling out a change to display some of your recent searches when you open Windows Search Box, to make them easy to get back to. This change is rolling out server-side to everyone on version 1903 and higher:

    • The recent list shows the last four items that you’ve searched for and opened from Windows Search Box, which can include apps, files, settings, and direct-nav URLs (for example, like “bing.com”).
    • You can remove individual items in this list by clicking the “x” that shows when you hover your mouse over the items.
    • You can disable the Recent feature by turning off the Windows setting “Search history on this device” under Settings > Search > Permissions and History.
    • If you’ve not used Windows Search Box before and have 0 recent items, the recent list will be hidden.
      If you don’t use Windows Search Box often and have fewer than 2 items in the recent list, an educational string will display in the area to let you know what types of items will appear in the list.
Showing Search, with Top Apps, Quick Searches, and now, newly a Recent section.

Improvements for Enterprise:

  • Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Group Policy Service (GPSVC) updating performance improvement to support remote work scenarios.