We’ve been used to this part for some time with Microsoft’s two annual updates for Windows 10. Of the two, Spring and Fall, the first is usually the most attractive (but not always), the one with the most new features. A second that continues to make improvements, changes that can already be tested since Microsoft has announced the availability of Windows 10 21H2.
And while we all fill our mouths talking about Windows 11, the truth is, there aren’t many that will get a taste of it. Many teams will continue to use Windows 10 and that is why its updates will always be of great importance, at least until October 2025 when it will no longer be supported.
Prepare the ground for 9H2
Microsoft has announced the availability of version 21H2 of Windows 10. An update whose name is not yet known but which, seeing the trend in recent years, could well be called Windows 10 October 2021 Update or Windows 10 November 2021 Update.
Windows 10 21H2 is now available for those in the Insider program preview channel through version 19044.1147 that comes with patch KB5004296, identical to Windows 10 May 2021 Update and October 2021 Update. A new version of Windows 10 that comes with various improvements.
This update does not yet include the main features listed on John Cable’s blog for Windows 10 in version 21H2, but they will be included in a future update. A version that includes almost all of the improvements we saw in version 19043.147 for Windows 10.
One branch, 21H2, which among other improvements will allow compatibility with the WPA3 H2E standards to improve the security of the wireless connection (Wi-Fi). It will also offer support for a simplified password-less deployment in Windows Hello, although it is only available for businesses.
For consumers and developers, Microsoft will enable GPU rendering in WSL, so that users can take advantage of their GPU when working with WSL, thus improving the performance of WSL containers and making it easier for developers.
In addition, with GUI to WSL application support, users will be able to run Linux and Windows applications simultaneously, achieving a similar experience to a native application.
We’ll have to wait for the next compilation to start receiving some of this news. If you are part of the Insider program and the preview channel, you can enter Windows Update, in the path “Settings> Update & Security> Windows Update” and choose to download and install 21H2.
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