July 28, 2021

A first preview of the possible innovations ›Dr. Windows

While Windows 11 is in the final development phase and the first devices will be launched on the market sometime in autumn, a new function update is also available for Windows 10 users who cannot upgrade with version 21H2. As with the two predecessors, this is again an enablement package, the basis remains on version 2004 (Vibranium) and we only get a small jump to build number 19044.x, which will bring minor improvements.

The colleagues from Windows Latest have now published an initial overview of the innovations that the small function update for Windows 10 should bring in the fall. The functions have either already been mentioned by Microsoft or have been confirmed via official entries on GitHub or Microsoft Docs. So far, the following innovations have become public:

  • Microsoft will deliver improvements to hybrid working functions such as Universal Print and better management functions such as Windows Autopilot. These innovations were already confirmed in a blog post when Windows 11 was presented.
  • TPM attestation is supported with Intel TPM Tiger Lake from Windows 10 version 21H2 or higher.
  • For enterprise customers, Microsoft is making improvements to the management of features on demand when using WSUS or Configuration Manager. Details were published on GitHub.
  • External cameras that are compatible with Windows Hello can also be used for face recognition from version 21H2 when the laptop or device is docked or closed.

There are no major innovations that Microsoft has confirmed so far, but they are not really necessary either. I recently made it clear in an additional post that Windows 10 also has various other update channels and numerous innovations such as the package manager WinGet, the new Microsoft Store and other functions such as the improved Inbox apps and the current operating system will certainly achieve or should.

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Kevin Kozuszek

Kevin Kozuszek

I have been closely associated with Microsoft since 1999, but my heart also beats for the open source world, where the Mozilla Foundation is particularly interested in me. Whenever I’m not dealing with technology, I like to immerse myself in Japanese culture with all its facets or devote myself to one of my numerous other hobbies.