After many rumors and speculations on the sidelines, Microsoft finally officially confirmed: 21H1 will be the next feature update of Windows 10. And this update will be released in early 2021, if Everything went according to plan.
Over the past few months, there has been a lot of clues that Microsoft is gradually moving to a new update roadmap in 2021, aiming to devote more resources to developing Windows 10X (which was originally supposed to launch in May. 12 years 2020).
Notable change in updating Windows 10
Microsoft is currently following a roadmap to release two feature updates for Windows 10 in a year. In particular, the larger release, containing more background changes is usually released between April and May. While the smaller release, mainly aimed at tweaks aimed at Improved user experience and stability, usually launched in the second half of the year (around October-November).
However, starting next year, Microsoft will completely change its plan to roll out major Windows 10 updates during the year. The minor feature update will be released in April or May, while a larger update with brand new features will be released in the fall (around October – November) – i.e. is the opposite of the current roadmap.
In a newly released support document, Microsoft confirmed for the first time that the next major update after version 20H2 will be “Windows 10 21H1”. So in theory, Windows 10 21H1 released in early 2021 will be a minor update, followed by Windows 10 21H2 – a major feature update – to be released in the fall.
What’s new in Windows 10 21H1?
The Redmond Company has also “revealed” some of the major additions that will be featured in this update.
First is the Transportation Layer Security (TLS) 1.3 support that reduces latency, improves the performance and security of web connections made for Windows 10. Comes with a few improvements and features. other small functions. For example, the dark background interface for results pages in Windows Search. Especially the emergence of DNS over HTTPS (DoH) that enhances privacy and security.
DoH is disabled by default in Windows 10, but you can configure it via the Networks tab in the Settings app. Or you can also enable the feature directly in your web browsers, such as Chrome, Edge, or Firefox.
Currently, Windows 10 test builds are no longer tied to specific feature updates. Therefore, it will be difficult to know when and what features will inevitably appear on Windows 10 in the next 12 months.
According to sources, Microsoft will begin testing Windows 10 21H1 (Build 19043) with Insider users in the Release Preview Channel in January or February 2021. Although plans can always change, version 21H1 is currently is expected to start rolling out as a support pack in May 2021.