Commercial previews for Windows 11, Windows 10 version 21H2 are here
You can download them now.
What you need to know
- Windows 11 and Windows 10 version 21H2 commercial previews have been released by Microsoft.
- Those in the Windows Insider Program for Business can access them via the standard channels.
- To get the Windows 11 commercial preview, devices will need to have supported hardware.
Those in the Windows Insider Program for Business can get their hands on commercial previews for Windows 11 and Windows 10 version 21H2. If commercial devices don't meet Windows 11's supported hardware requirements, they'll be defaulted to Windows 10 21H2.
The commercial preview builds can be obtained via all the standard methods: Windows Update, the Azure Marketplace, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), as well as the Windows Insider Program ISO download page. Microsoft's offering free support for organizations running the preview builds, meaning you can test the releases and associated deployment methods while still having support before everything becomes generally available.
Microsoft's blog post announcing the build availability outlines the specifics of what availability means and what options you'll have:
That blog post also breaks down the specifics of how to get the commercial previews depending on which channel you're using.
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