Microsoft prepares for a big update in Windows focused on remote work
After several weeks of rumors, Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 will have a version 21H1, which is already available in beta version and that it could reach all users this spring.
According to detailed John Cable, Head of Windows Service and Delivery at Microsoft, this new update will have several novelties specially designed for remote workers.
IT management of teams
More than novelties in appearance or user experience, the great changes that Windows 10 21H1 will bring will be focused on remote work.
Several of the improvements that Microsoft has implemented in this version 21H1 will allow IT administrators can better support remote work. More specifically, you will have performance enhancements to support remote work scenarios in the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Group Policy service (GPSVC).
But in addition, Microsoft will roll out improvements to the performance of Windows Defender Application Guard, including optimization of the times of the document opening scenario.
According to Microsoft, there was an issue that caused a delay of one minute or more when opening a Microsoft Defender Application Guard (WDAG) Office document. Something that has been fixed, like the fact that a WDAG container used almost 1 GB of memory (working set) when the container was idle.
Microsoft has also increased the performance of Robocopy when copying files with a total size of more than 400 MB.
External camera support
Microsoft will make the operating system and its function Windows Hello supports multiple cameras, so that the user can determine which is preferred when there are several cameras (both external and internal).
This means that even if the user has an external camera, they will be able to use Windows Hello and the face detection features, in the same way that I was using it on the built-in cameras on many notebooks or All-in-Ones. At this time, Windows does not allow it, so external webcams do not work properly with devices such as Microsoft’s Surface range, which also have Windows Hello cameras.
These new features will be compatible for all users, regardless of the machine they use. In a post by Windows Hardware Certification blog, Microsoft assures that there is no news as far as the Windows Hardware Compatibility Program is concerned.
Therefore, Windows 10 21H1 supported hardware requirements they are the same as the 2004 version of the operating system.
In addition, the company ensures that this 21H1 update will install very quickly, as well as monthly cumulative updates for Windows.
Sun Valley, the next installment
As its name suggests, Windows 10 21H1 is expected to reach all users in the first half of the year. At the same time, everything points to Microsoft will make an even bigger update Windows 10 throughout the year.
This major upgrade, known as the Sun Valley, would be a visual rejuvenation radical Windows. Microsoft is expected to provide more details on these changes to Windows at a special event in the coming months.