Windows 11 Announcement Impacts Client OS Planning Cycle

  • Windows 11, a new version of the Windows client OS that will become generally available on Oct. 5, 2021, includes changes to the UI but has few compelling features for organizations.
  • Windows 11 hardware requirements are significant and exclude many currently deployed devices capable of running Windows 10, including most Surface devices.
  • Organizations should reevaluate their client OS plans, beginning with their hardware purchasing decisions.

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