Windows 11 21H2
Windows 11 is now available in the SOE Portal.
Feel free to create Windows 11 images using the familiar image configuration wizard that is used for Windows 10.
You may reuse your core applications (providing they support Windows 11).
You may also use the Copy image config feature to copy an image configuration from Windows 10 to Windows 11!
The release version of Windows 11, Version 21H2, are now available in the following editions:
- Windows 11 Enterprise Version 21H2
- Windows 11 Professional Version 21H2
- Windows 11 Education Version 21H2
Windows 10 21H2
Version 21H2 editions of Windows 10 are now available. These include:
- Windows 10 Enterprise Version 21H2
- Windows 10 Enterprise Version LTSC 2021
- Windows 10 Professional Version 21H2
- Windows 10 Education Version 21H2
Windows 11 Hardware
Remember that Windows 11 has more stringent hardware prerequisites.
Take note of the support for CPU generations and the TPM version.
The SOE Portal certified hardware library has now been extended to include Windows 11 hardware. Note that only hardware models that are supported by Microsoft will be added to this list.
The list of certified hardware for Windows 11 is growing. Remember that if there is a model (supported by Microsoft) that is not listed, you can request it to be added by logging into the SOE Portal and creating a New Hardware Request case.
Custom Start and Taskbar Layout
The method of providing a Start layout for Windows 11 has changed. Windows 11 utilises a .json file (instead of a .xml file).
This information has been documented for both Windows 10 and Windows 11, along with relevant links to Microsoft articles, in the SOE Portal knowledgebase article titled Custom Start and Taskbar Layout.