IT administrators who need to deploy and support employees will find that many of the same technologies they have been using on Windows 10 continue to work with Windows 11. We have made the new OS easier to work with and more secure because we all know how important security and protection are today.
To counter increasing numbers of firmware attacks,1 enterprises require the very best security protections. Windows 11 raises the bar for security by enabling default protections like Windows Hello, Device Encryption, virtualization-based security (VBS), hypervisor-protected code integrity (HVCI), and Secure Boot.
Windows 11 is designed and built as a complete set of experiences, unlocking the full power of the PC our customers have come to rely on, including in areas like security, reliability, compatibility, video conferencing, multitasking, creating, building, learning and more. It’s now easier to manage all your Surface devices.
Get insights into device compliance, support activity, and warranty coverage. Quickly see the status of each device, which ones are still in warranty or expiring soon, and the status of active support requests with your hardware providers. Check the OS version in the portal to find out which devices are eligible for Windows 11 update.
Our newest Surface devices — Surface Laptop Studio, Surface Pro 8, and Surface Go 3 — can be purchased with Windows 11 installed. In addition, the following devices are eligible to be upgraded4 to Windows 11: Surface Pro 7+, Surface Pro 7, Surface Pro 6, Surface Go 2, Surface Laptop 4, Surface Laptop 3, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Laptop Go, Surface Pro X (all generations), Surface Book 3 (13” & 15”), Surface Book 2 (i5-8350U, i7-8650U supported, i5-7300 not supported), Surface Hub 2, and Surface Studio 2.5
For other devices, you can run Windows 11 through Windows 365 Cloud PC, which lets you stream the OS to your Surface device. Let us know what you love about Windows 11.
2. Surface Laptop Studio, Surface Pro 8, Surface Pro X.
3. Surface Go and Surface Go 2 use a third-party UEFI and do not support DFCI. DFCI is currently available for Surface Go 3, Surface Pro 8, Surface Laptop Studio, Surface Laptop 4, Surface Pro 7+, Surface Laptop Go, Surface Book 3, Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7, and Surface Pro X. Find out more about managing Surface UEFI settings.
4. The Windows 11 upgrade will be delivered to qualifying devices in late 2021 into 2022. Timing varies by device. Certain features require specific hardware (see aka.ms/windows11-spec).
5. The Surface Studio 2 update for Windows 11 will be available in early 2022.
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