Microsoft has released a brand new Windows Feature Experience Pack for users enrolled in the Windows Insider enter in the Beta and Release Preview Channels.
The new release is version 120.2212.3530.0 and is therefore available for users who are currently running the most recent 21H1 build (in the Beta channel) or the most recent 20H2 build (within the Release Preview channel).
However, it only includes one change, as Microsoft uses this Windows Feature Experience Pack to improve the reliability of displaying the candidate list for users of the IME.
The brand new Windows Feature Experience Packs
Microsoft is using Windows Feature Experience Packs to ship additional features to Windows 10 devices without resorting to major updates, and right now, the company is testing this new approach to servicing included in the Windows Insider program.
“We are testing this new process by helping cover their Insiders to provide new feature improvements to customers beyond major Windows 10 feature updates. At this time, we are getting started with a really scoped set of features and improvements. Over time, we hope to grow the scope and the frequency of releases later on. Eventually, these Windows Feature Experience Pack updates will get folded in to the already existing servicing process for Windows 10 and delivered to customers this way through Windows Update,” Microsoft explains.
The next big feature update on the radar is Windows 10 21H1, which is projected to visit live as soon as this spring. According to Microsoft’s typical release calendar, the launch should take place in April or May, with insiders to obviously receive the final build in front of everyone else.
Microsoft has confirmed the 21H1 update could be just a small release landing in the form of a regular monthly quality update, also referred to as cumulative updates.