This week on Pureinfotech — Microsoft announced that Windows 10 21H1 is on track and will be available for compatible devices during the second half of the year as a minor update like version 20H2. If you are a tester, you can download and install a preview of the next feature update through the Beta Channel of the Windows Insider Program.
Although version 21H1 will be a small update delivered through an enablement package, there will be some features and improvements, but nothing significant.
The company also said that the minimum hardware requirements are not going to change, and it will be the same as version 2004 and 20H2.
Windows 10 version 1909 and 1809 received an optional update to address various non-security problems, including font and screen rendering issues. (The update will be fully available during the next Patch Tuesday update.)
For devices running Windows 10 20H2, Microsoft made available the update KB4601382 in the Beta and Release Preview Channels to address a slew of issues expected to arrive during the next cumulative update.
In the Dev Channel, build 21318 was made available for Windows 10 with changes for the Clipboard history interface, app improvements on ARM64-based devices, Bluetooth notifications, and more. You can check all the new features and changes available through the Dev Channel in this comprehensive guide.
Surface devices, including the Laptop 3, Book 3, Laptop Go, and others, picked up firmware updates to fix problems and improve the overall experience.
This week also an early look at the Microsoft xCloud gaming streaming service working on a web browser surfaced on the internet, confirming that the gaming through a browser is getting closer to prime time.
Microsoft has also confirmed that it plans to release Office 2021 and Office LTSC later this year with a small set of improvements and new features, but it won’t be a big upgrade.
In case you missed it, you can also download the pick of the week theme: Chilly Morning to refresh your desktop.
Tech tips roundup
This week, you also learned several new tips to get the most out of Windows 10, including three ways to create automatic file backups.
We looked into the steps to enable the new battery usage settings on the latest preview of Windows 10.
As part of the 21H1 update, you now know the steps to check if your device has this particular version and the instructions to uninstall the new version from a machine running Windows 10 20H2 or version 2004.
Finally, if you use the Outlook app on Android, you can use these steps to reset the app when it is no syncing on your phone.
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