Ever since Microsoft officially began rolling out Windows 11 last year, upgrading to the Redmond, Wash. IT giant’s newest operating system has become one of the biggest items on any IT pro’s lists. With restrictive hardware requirements, some organizations will be forced to purchase new endpoint devices for their users or upgrade specific components in those devices to make them compatible with Windows 11.
However, what if you could see how the new OS works and give end users a preview look at how it compares to Windows 10 before you spend time and resources on such a large undertaking? Now you can, with Microsoft releasing new guided simulations for Windows 11 Enterprise designed to help employees learn the new operating system and help IT pros plan their organization’s upgrade and deploy new Windows 11 devices.
The four click-through simulations feature an IT pro and information worker at fictional company Contoso as they incorporate Windows 11 into their working lives.
Featuring those two employees, the simulations are designed to help employees get to know Windows 11 before their devices are updated, demonstrate how to deploy a cloud printer with Universal Print, outline the process of upgrading form Windows 10 to Windows 11 and walk IT pros through deploying a new Windows 11 device with Autopilot.
While the first simulation is largely to help end users get accustomed to Windows 11, the other three are for IT pros, with guides to help move printing to the cloud, plan an organization’s Windows 11 update process and use Windows Autopilot to deploy new Windows 11 devices to a distributed workforce.
“We want to make it easy for you to see how device and update management are the same as they were with Windows 10—and to help demonstrate how Windows 11 makes people more productive while keeping your organization protected,” the company says in a Tech Community blog.
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