Microsoft today announced that business customers can start testing previews of Windows 11 and Windows 10 version 21H2 as part of the Windows Insider Program for Business. Starting today companies can prepare for the upcoming public release. Microsoft noted that if any device does not meet the minimum system requirements for Windows 11, then Windows 10 version 21H2 will be installed by default.
Commercial devices configured for the Windows Insider Program Release Preview Channel via the Windows Update Settings page or via Windows Update for Business policy will automatically be offered Windows 11 as an optional upgrade provided that the device(s) meet the hardware requirements and have taken the September 1, 2021 optional cumulative update (KB5005101). If you do not wish to upgrade a device to Windows 11, simply select “Stay on Windows 10 for now”, at which point Windows 10, version 21H2 will be offered instead. Commercial devices in the Release Preview Channel that do not meet the hardware requirements necessary to support Windows 11 will be offered Windows 10, version 21H2 automatically instead.
Previews for business systems can be obtained in any standard way: through Windows Update, Azure Marketplace, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), and from the Windows Insider ISO download page. Microsoft will provide free support to organizations using pre-release builds, which means you don't have to be afraid to test the system and related methods by deploying ahead of the public release.
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