Microsoft has made Windows 10 21H2 available to a group of users in the Release Preview Channel. It is a small update for Windows 10 that will be available for the OS in the fall of this year.
Microsoft reports that while it will release Windows 11 at the end of this year, it will also continue to support Windows 10 with new features. Windows 10 21H2 is all about productivity, management and security features, according to the company. For example, the update brings support for wpa3 h2e. H2e stands for hash to element and this is an alternative, more efficient method for simultaneous authentication of equals, or sae. Sae, in turn, is wpa3’s authentication that replaces wpa2’s pre-shared key.
Furthermore, the 21H2 update brings improvements to Windows Hello for Business that enable faster use of this login method and there is GPU support for Windows Subsystem for Linux, so that the video card can be used for machine learning calculations, for example. Incidentally, these featured features are not yet in the test build. It mainly contains fixes.
Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 19044.1147 will be available to users in the Release Preview channel who were previously in the beta channel, but whose systems did not meet the hardware requirements to run Windows 11. They must manually search for the update to receive 21H2.