Microsoft will reportedly start working properly on Windows 10 version 21H1 in February when testers begin evaluating preview builds (19043 or newer) via the enablement package in the Release Preview Ring. For the uninitiated, Windows 10 21H1 is a service pack-style update focusing entirely on quality enhancements and bug fixes. There will be no new major feature additions (as the previous year was the October 2020 Update) and Microsoft is now planning to release it in May or June 2021.
Microsoft confirmed that it is working on a new “Windows release” in the new code commit, and it will be released to the public in June 2021. Microsoft also noted, in addition to the release date, that the next feature update will include built-in Kernel Transaction Manager protection (KTM).
This June 2021 Windows Release features a new API that can disable KTM exploits. Verified that the KTM exploit is no longer available on an internal OS build,” the Chromium code commit reads. Version 21H1 is likely to be announced in May 2021 and will be released to more users in June 2021.
What to Expect in Version 21H11 of Windows 10?
We haven’t heard much about the update for Spring 2021 yet and no details have been revealed about exactly what we can expect.
However, a new section for the graphics card in the Settings app is one of the changes we can see with the Windows 10 Spring 2021 update. It is also anticipated that the update will add native support for DNS over HTTPS (DOH). The following upgrade for late 2021 makes sense for a major redesign, with 21H1 seemingly a minor update. A new Start Menu, Action Center, Taskbar, and inbox applications are expected to be included with Windows 10 21H2 (fall 2021 update). There will be improvements in performance and dark theme ‘consistency’ too.
Update 1: The Chromium post appears to have been edited and the month of release is no longer included.