With the launch of Windows 10 21H2, Microsoft is moving onto one update per year cadence for all the Windows 10 users.
This means the updated Windows 10 users will be receiving only one major update per year, which contains all the system improvements and features. This updated style is being followed by Windows 11 users since the beginning, and now coming to Windows 10 users.
Windows 10 Update Sequence Change
For a long, Microsoft used to push two major system updates per year for all Windows versions, where it brings all major changes and features. This has been good so far, but rolling two updates with unwanted bugs may cause issues sometimes.
Thus, to make things simpler for all, Microsoft moved to one-update per year style with Windows 11. As it’s working just fine, it’s now practicing the same with Windows 10 too. Microsoft rolled out the Windows 10 21H2 (November 2021) update to all Win10 users running Windows 10 2004 (May 2020) or newer.
With this, Microsoft changed the update cadence to one per year. As the Microsoft official said,
“The next Windows 10 feature update is slated for the second half of 2022. We will continue to support at least one version of Windows 10 through Oct. 14, 2025.”
Improvements brought by this November 2021 update include the GPU compute support for WSL. This is helpful for developers, who wanted to leverage their dedicated graphics for performing hardcore tasks on Window Subsystem for Linux and Azure IoT Edge for Linux on Windows.
And for general users, Microsoft added support for WPA3 H2E standards in the latest Windows 10 update. This will enhance the Wi-Fi security of the system. Also, there’s the support for Windows Hello for Business, which Microsoft unveiled recently for passwordless management of Microsoft accounts.