If you’re not ready to give up on Windows 10, you can rest easy knowing that Microsoft isn’t, either. The company just announced that the 21H2 Update is coming in November 2021. It doesn’t bring much in terms of new features, but at least it’s keeping Windows 10 alive and kicking.
What’s New in November’s 21H2 Update?
We know the Update is coming in November because the latest Windows Insider release called it the “November Update” instead of just using the 21H2 name.
To say this is an underwhelming update would be an understatement. It’s not going to change the way you use your computer completely. In fact, you’ll barely notice that the Update was even installed.
21H2 is using the Vibranium platform release that Microsoft used for several recent updates. That means it’ll be super tiny and only take a couple of minutes to download and install.
With the Update, the first exhilarating feature you’ll get is WPA3 H2E standards support. That’ll help you lock down that Wi-Fi security, which is always a nice change.
Windows Hello for Business was supposed to get a new deployment method called cloud trust to support simplified passwordless deployments. That means that businesses who want to use Windows Hello would be able to get it up running more quickly. However, the feature has been delayed. Microsoft broke it down in its blog post:
The new Windows Hello for Business deployment method known as ‘cloud trust’ is still under development and will be delivered in a future monthly update to the November 2021 Update. We will provide more information in the future as this feature becomes available.
Microsoft describes the final new thing coming to Windows 10 through 21H2: “GPU compute support in the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows (EFLOW) deployments for machine learning, and other compute intensive workflows.”
Are You Sticking with Windows 10?
Microsoft plans to support Windows 10 for a long time, but these are the kind of updates you should expect going forward, as the company has clearly shifted its focus to Windows 11 and exciting new features will continue to come to the latest version of the operating system while Windows 10 will get security fixes and minor tweaks.