Windows 10 21H1 version update includes new Windows Hello features

Microsoft today officially released Windows 10 21H1 version 19043.844 (KB4601382) to the developer test and preview channel. Users who participated in the Windows 10 test can now go to “Settings>Update and Security” and “Windows Update”, and then choose to download and install the 21H1 update.

It is understood that the new features of the Windows 10 21H1 feature update include the addition of multi-camera support for Windows Hello, which will allow PC users with integrated cameras to use external cameras for authentication. This update also improves the performance of Windows Defender and updates the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Group Policy Service (GPSVC), which has received support for remote work scenarios.

John Cable, Vice President of Project Management for Windows Services and Delivery, explained: “The Windows 10 21H1 feature update will cover many features to improve security, remote access and quality. The features we released in this update are focused on what customers tell us they are the most The core experience of dependence”.

The currently known new features and fixes of 21H1 Build 19043.844 include:

路 Windows Hello multi-camera support, allowing users to select the priority of external cameras when using high-end displays with integrated cameras.

路 Windows Defender application performance improvements, including optimization of document opening scene time.

路Fixed an issue that caused a one-minute or longer delay when opening Microsoft Defender Application Guard (WDAG) Office documents. This happens when you try to open a file using a universal naming convention (UNC) path or server message block (SMB) shared link.

Improved Robocopy performance when users copy files over 400 MB in total size.

路 Fixed an issue that caused the WDAG container to use nearly 1GB of memory (working set) when it was idle.

路Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) Group Policy Service (GPSVC) performance improvements to support remote work scenarios.

路Fixed an issue that caused the slow propagation of changes made by Active Directory (AD) administrators to user or computer group membership. Although the access token will eventually be updated, these changes will not appear when the administrator uses gpresult/r or gpresult/h to create reports.

John Cable also stated that once insiders update their PCs to 21H1, they will continue to use our service technology (such as the monthly update process) through Windows Update to automatically receive new 21H1 updates. Insiders who did not choose to install 21H1 immediately will continue to receive 20H2 updates until we move all beta channels forward to 21H1 in the next few weeks.