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Sean is a Senior Azure/Security/SCCM Consultant at Interlink.

Sean Connelly

Windows 11 for Enterprise | Revolutionizing the Modern End-User Desktop Experience

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Windows 11 is now available and is optimized for hybrid collaboration, end-user productivity, and security - bringing value and reducing risks to organizations.

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Windows 11 is Now Available

As of October 5, 2021, the free upgrade to Windows 11 began rolling out to eligible Windows 10 PCs, and PCs that come pre-loaded with Windows 11 are available for purchase. Business users are able to treat this like other Windows 10 feature updates. Microsoft expects all eligible devices to be offered the free upgrade to Windows 11 by mid-2022.

If you have a Windows 10 PC (for home users) eligible for the upgrade, Windows Update will let you know when it's available. You can also check to see if Windows 11 is ready for your device by going to Settings > Windows Update and selecting Check for updates. Feature updates for Windows 11 are now changing to annual instead of Windows 10 twice-annual schedule. Windows 10 will still be supported and receive monthly security updates during this transition. Windows 10 will exit support on October 14, 2025. Windows 11 requirements have changed – notably, a TPM 2.0 hard requirement, only 64 Bit OS support, and a minimum of 64 GB storage is needed.  

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Universal Print | The Death of Print Servers – Enable Users to Print to Any Printer Without Drivers!

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Universal Print from Microsoft is a cloud-based print solution that enables simple, rich, and secure printing experiences while reducing time and effort for IT
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What is Universal Print?

Universal Print is a Microsoft 365 subscription-based service that organizations use to centralize print management through the Universal Print portal, saving your end users and IT department time. It enables organizations to manage their print infrastructure through a Cloud service from Microsoft, as Universal Print runs entirely on Microsoft Azure. It's fully integrated with Azure Active Directory and supports single sign-on scenarios, bringing further security and ease to your printing environment.

Deploying with Universal Print–compatible printers do not require any on-premises server infrastructure, and Universal Print can be deployed with non-compatible printers by using Universal Print connector software.

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