We are excited to announce that Windows 11 IoT Enterprise, version 22H2 is now generally available. Windows 11 IoT Enterprise, version 22H2 is a feature update for Windows 11 IoT Enterprise and includes all features and fixes in previous cumulative updates to Windows 11 IoT Enterprise, version 21H2, the original Windows 11 IoT Enterprise release that was shipped last year. Windows 11 IoT Enterprise, version 22H2 follows the Windows 11 servicing timeline and is serviced 36 months (about 3 years) from the release date.
Windows 11 IoT Enterprise, version 22H2 delivers several new features to Windows 11 IoT enterprise customers. A major one is the availability of Microsoft Pluton. Microsoft Pluton security processor is a chip-to-cloud security technology built with Zero Trust principles at the core. Microsoft Pluton provides hardware-based root of trust, secure identity, secure attestation, and cryptographic services. Pluton technology is a combination of a secure subsystem, which is part of the System on Chip (SoC) and Microsoft authored software that runs on this integrated secure subsystem. Microsoft Pluton can be enabled on devices with Pluton capable processors running Windows 11, version 22H2.
Microsoft Pluton is a component of building secure devices and is complementary to our recently launched Edge-Secured Core certification. You can learn more about Edge-Secured Core in our announcement blog.
Microsoft continues to address the unique needs of the IoT industry by offering Windows for IoT Enterprise LTSC and the Long-Term Servicing Channel of Windows Server, which currently is Windows Server IoT 2022. Each of these products will continue to have a 10-year support lifecycle, and released every several years as documented in our product lifecycle datasheet.
We remain committed to the ongoing success of Windows for IoT, which is deployed on millions of intelligent-edge solutions around the world. Industries such as manufacturing, retail, medical equipment, and public safety choose Windows for IoT to power their edge devices. There are many benefits of developing on the platform. These benefits include creating locked-down interactive user experiences with natural input, providing world-class security, enterprise-grade device management, and allowing customers and partners to build solutions that are made to last. To learn more about how to get started with Windows for IoT, visit the developer experience website, Windows on Devices.