Microsoft has officially released Windows 10 May 2021 Update, also referred to as version 21H1, to the first wave of production devices.
Windows 10 May 2021 Update isn’t a large release, as it’s mostly centered on under-the-hood improvements, therefore it won’t bring too many new features.
But Microsoft explains that what it really wants to do with version 21H1 would be to focus on several areas, for example security and remote access, to provide users with a more polished experience.
“The May 2021 Update is purposely scoped to deliver important features that improve security, remote access and quality-and engineered to provide a fast update experience. We have released and evaluated preview builds with the Windows Insider Program in the last months and, in line with the feedback gathered from your Insider community, we are now ready to start a phased rollout,” the organization explains.
Gradually rolling to users
Just like its predecessors, this new feature update isn’t available today for those non-Insider devices, as Microsoft utilizes a gradual rollout to ensure no major bugs are experienced.
The organization also warns that some devices might not get to see Windows 10 version 21H1 in Windows Update because of compatibility blocks.
“We are initially taking a measured seeker-based approach to the rollout from the May 2021 Update. We are throttling availability up over the coming weeks to ensure a dependable download experience for all, therefore the update may not be offered to you right away. Additionally, some devices may have a compatibility problem for that your safeguard hold is within place. In these instances, we won’t provide the update until we’re confident that you will have a good update experience,” John Cable, Vice President, Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery, says.
Windows 10 May 2021 Update will get 18 months of servicing and support, as per Microsoft’s typical support calendar.