Windows 10 21H1 Now a Recommended Update for that Beta Channel

Microsoft has recently announced that Windows 10 21H1 is now a suggested update for those insiders within the Beta channel, as the development of this new OS feature update continues.

"Insiders who previously didn’t decide to install 21H1 will now automatically receive 21H1 in the Beta Channel," Microsoft explained.

Previously, Windows 10 21H1 build 19043.844 (which landed as cumulative update KB4601382), was available for seekers, and therefore users needed to manually go to Windows Update to check out updates.

Stable version due in April or May

Windows 10 21H1 will be offered as a monthly cumulative update and will be another small release, with Microsoft explaining that it’s concentrating on refining the experience with certain features already bundled with the operating system.

"Based on feedback and learnings in the past year of extensive remote work, learning and play, version 21H1 will be delivered with servicing technology (like this used for the monthly update process and just how 20H2 was delivered)," an earlier announcement read.

"Windows 10, version 21H1 will have a scoped group of features improving security, remote access and quality. The characteristics we’re releasing within this update are focused on the core experiences that customers have told us they’re relying on most right now. So, we optimized this release to aid our customers’ most pressing needs."

While no specifics have been provided on the actual release date of Windows 10 version 21H1, Microsoft did express it is projected to land within the first 1 / 2 of the entire year.

And based on the typical release calendar of Windows 10 feature updates, what this means is it’d be finalized early in the year and then pushed to production devices in April or May, with insiders obviously to get the final build a tiny bit earlier for testing purposes.