Although Microsoft updates Windows 10 every month with a smattering of security tweaks and performance improvements, it saves the biggest, shiniest features for two blockbuster updates that launch each year. Microsoft typically launches the first of these two feature-filled upgrades in spring, with the second coming in the autumn. The first major upgrade of this year is the imaginatively named May 2021 Update and you can get your hands on it right now – without waiting for the official release date.
That’s because Microsoft has started to roll out the Windows 10 May 2021 Update to its community of beta testers. Dubbed Windows Insiders, these users get their hands on the latest features before anyone else. However, since these features aren’t quite finished, Windows Insiders need to report any issues with their hardware – like speakers or peripherals connected to their PC – as well as software – third-party applications or drivers. This enables Microsoft to iron-out any kinks before the 1.3 billion Windows 10 users receive the update.