Microsoft Windows – Update 21H1 (June 2021)

It’s happening again!

Another Feature update to Window 10.

Version 21H1 coming to your PC now or in the near future.

(Update to previous blog post)

Over the  life of Windows 10 we have seen these versions:

  • The original 1507 (July 2015)
  • 1511 (November 2015) – “November Update”
  • 1607 (August 2016)  – “Anniversary Update”
  • 1703 (April 2017) – “Creators Update”
  • 1709 (September 2017) – “Fall Creators Update”
  • 1803 (March 2018) –  “Spring Creators Update”
  • 1809 (November 2018) – “Redstone 5”
  • 1903 (May 2019) – “May 2019 Update”
  • 1909 (November 2019) – “November 2019 Update”
  • 2004 (June/July 2020) – “May 2020 Update”
  • 20H2 (November 2020) – “October 2020 Update”
  • 21H1 (June 2021) – “May 2021 Update”

This 21H1 update is quite a small update if your PC is already fully updated and you are running 20H2. It goes onto most PCs in a fairly quickly, if you were already fully up-to-date. If you have not been keeping your PC fully updated I cannot say how long the update to 21H1 might take, as we keep all our PCs fully updated.

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Going freemium with Power Music App – discontinuing Power Music Reader


Update 11th Feb 10:00 GMT: the update to Power Music App should now be available.

Note 7th Feb 18:00 GMT: unfortunately the update to Power Music Reader was released early before the Power Music App update was approved by Apple. Please keep checking and we will update as soon as the updated Power Music App becomes available.

If you are a user of Power Music Reader you may have seen the notice that the app is now discontinued, and we are asking all users to move over to Power Music App, which is now free to download.

So what does this mean for existing and new users of Power Music on iPad and iPhone? Read more...

Windows 10 Anniversary Update

What are the implications for Power Music Users?

win10At the start of August, Microsoft began to offer users what they are calling the “Windows 10 Anniversary Update”. The name comes from the fact the Windows 10 was released on 29th July last year.

The Anniversary Update updates Windows 10 from version 1511 to 1607. This is the second major update for Windows 10 since its launch. The previous update to 1511, known as the “November Update” was like a reinstall of Windows 10 on your PC. The “Anniversary Update” is the same. It appears to basically install a new version of Windows 10 on your PC. The previous version is still available to roll-back to if you “don’t like” 1607.

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Power Music Essentials – our free edition of Power Music for Windows

Today we are releasing the first major update to Power Music Essentials since its launch over two years ago.

essCambron’s free Power Music Essentials was released in March 2014. It has been incredibly successful with thousands of users being introduced to Power Music through this free edition. Essentials is not a “trial” version of Power Music it is a fully functional digital music display system for personal use. However, what Essentials doesn’t have is the incredible feature set of its “big brother” edition, Power Music Professional.

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