Windows 10 version 21H1 (build 19043) is close to general availability. Insiders have had the release candidate and now corporate managers are also checking it out before rolling it out.

New features include multicamera support for Windows Hello and security related performance improvements.

  • 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.

Microsoft has already delivered the components and all that is needed is to enable the features. Microsoft is adopting a cumulative update processes for Windows to eliminate the headaches of earlier releases.

21H1 should be released to general availability perhaps in April with Windows update. Look for a Feature Update.

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							Windows 10, version 21H1 for commercial pre-release validation