Windows 11 is the new update to the operating system that dominates the desktop. Microsoft is launching it in stages and is available for free to customers with licenses valid for earlier versions of Windows 11. Windows 11 is an important release to confirm whether Microsoft can safely limit errors and provide the expected stability. If the previous version brought back the service pack concept and limited the introduction of new features, this Windows 11 offers a large number of new features, along with the latest security patches and bug fixes.
Windows 11 features
Windows 11 2004: What’s New for IT Professionals
The new features of the version not only reach consumers, and Microsoft has highlighted the changes and improvements that the system offers for the professional and business segment. We review the most important ones.
Windows 11 Hello
Windows Hello is now accepted as authentication system Fast online identity 2 (FIDO2) in all major browsers, including Chrome and Firefox. In addition, PIN authentication support has been added in secure mode. Windows Hello for Business now supports Azure Active Directory hybrid and phone number connection data (MSA). FIDO2 security key support extends to Azure Active Directory hybrid environments, allowing companies that use these environments to take advantage of password-free authentication.
Windows 11 Defender system protection
The security system included in Windows 11 now allows a higher level of system management mode (SMM) firmware protection, which goes beyond checking the operating system memory and additional resources such as registries and IO. With this improvement, the operating system can detect a higher level of compliance. This feature is future-oriented and currently requires new hardware. Windows Defender Application Guard has been available in the Edge Chromium browser since early 2020.
Windows 11 settings
Windows 11 configuration enhancements for system deployment include:
- Reduced downtime during feature updates.
- Improved controls for reserved storage.
- Improved controls and diagnostics.
- New recovery options. (Now with a new support option called «Cloud Download» to recover damaged computers or restore systems to a clean copy, without the need for installation media or the use of local recovery images or partitions).
Windows 11 advanced features
Windows 11 SetupDiag
Installation automatic Windows 11 is a command line tool that can help you diagnose why a Windows 11 update failed. SetupDiag works by searching for Windows configuration log files. When searching for log files, SetupDiag uses a set of rules to match known issues. If there is a problem with the update, SetupDiag runs automatically to determine the cause of the problem.
Implementing Windows 11
The Microsoft Endpoint Manager Update Wizard is available in Configuration Manager and is intended to simplify the deployment of Windows 11. The Windows 11 Windows Assessment and Deployment Toolkit, Windows ADK, and Windows PE 2004 are also available. Microsoft Deployment Tools (MDT) is compatible with this release, but fixes an issue with its operation.
Autopilot Windows 11 Windows
A business tool powered by cloud computing, with which Microsoft intends to facilitate and simplify the deployment of new Windows 11-based computers. In this release, AutoPilot can be configured in Azure Active Directory hybrid with VPN support. This environment is also compatible with Windows 11 . If you configure the language settings in the autopilot profile and the device is connected to Ethernet, all scenarios will skip the language, location, and keyboard pages.
Optimizing Windows 11 delivery
Microsoft has improved the Windows PowerShell cmdlets Delivery Delivery Optimization Status, Delivery Delivery Optimization Log Analysis, and Detailed Delivery Logging Enables Delivery Optimization, to improve uptime, connections, and troubleshooting to optimize deliveries. Business network acceleration has been improved to optimize foreground and background acceleration, as well as automatic cloud-based congestion detection.
Windows 11 Business Update
Windows Update for Business enhancements in this release include Intune console updates that allow you to specify the version of Windows 11 devices to move to and keep your devices up to date with the current version until the end of the service. Also, validation, to ensure that devices and end users remain productive and protected, Microsoft uses safeguards to prevent devices from being updated when there are known issues that could affect that device.
Windows 11 Sandbox
The additional security feature in Windows 11 Pro, Education, and Enterprise, which allows applications to run in a secure, isolated desktop environment, has also been enhanced with greater configuration control and bug fixes.
Microsoft will release Windows on May 11, 2021 Update of the second version of the Linux subsystem for Windows, with significant improvements over the original, especially in terms of performance. From a simple compatibility layer, it will now offer a complete Linux kernel that runs in a lightweight virtual machine and, once installed, can be upgraded from Windows Update, like other Windows components. Related to this, although it is offered as a separate application, Microsoft released Windows Terminal 1.0 a few weeks ago, the final application with which it intends to unify the tools on the command line, because you will be able to interact with all of them (Command Prompt, PowerShell or WSL) from the same interface.
Windows 11 virtual desktops
Virtual desktops were one of the novelties of Windows 11. Not because they weren’t used in Windows in the past, but because it was the first time Microsoft had provided this feature to the system natively and included it by default as part of the system. Operational. You will now be able to put custom names in the task view, and you will also be able to keep your settings between restarts.
Windows 11 desktop scanning
Desktop Analytics is a cloud-connected service integrated with Configuration Manager that provides data-based information to manage Windows endpoints in your organization. Desktop Analytics requires a Windows E3 or E5 license or a Microsoft 365 E3 or E5 license. Windows 11 is available for download via MSDN, the web from the Media Creation Tool, and some Windows Update computers. More information Microsoft