The Windows 11 2022 update is currently being rolled out, and amid renewed interest in the OS, Microsoft has detailed the importance of adopting Windows 11 in an enterprise environment, highlighting statistics and outlining old and new features that customers can use.
Microsoft partnered with Forrester Research to understand the economic impact of organizations using Windows 11 Enterprise and Microsoft 365 through Intune. Based on interviews with multiple organizations, both parties determined that customers using the latest Microsoft OS and Microsoft 365 cloud services could potentially save millions of dollars over the next three years. A summary of this report is attached below:
To attract more companies to Windows 11, Microsoft has highlighted the benefits – both old and new – of the OS. This includes advertising the latest security improvements introduced in the Windows 11 2022 Update, Windows Autopatch, insights in Endpoint Manager , App Assure, targeted organizational messages, and accessibility improvements.
Microsoft is also working on a solution to integrate the Microsoft Store with Intune. This will give IT administrators more control over application deployment and updates and is intended to provide a better experience than the Microsoft Store for Business. More information about this area will be featured on Ignite later this year.
The Redmond-based tech firm is also refining its Universal Print solution for Azure Virtual Desktop customers. This month, they’ll get downloadable reports, an interactive dashboard, and support for Excel on the web.
Another area of improvement with the Windows 11 2022 update is Teams virtual meetings, which are getting a new set of features called Windows Studio effects. Here’s how Microsoft describes it:
With the Windows 11 2022 Update, we’re adding new meeting features called Windows Studio Effects to help make video and audio calls even better. Effects such as voice focus to help filter out background noise, auto-framing where your camera will frame and follow you, which is great if you like to move around in meetings, and eye contact so we can all look like we’re looking at the camera to better interact with our audience, even if we need to occasionally look at our monitors to check notes.
Microsoft emphasized that Forrester results show that Windows 11 allows users to be 5-15% more productive and therefore organizations should consider upgrading to the OS right now rather than waiting and upgrading to Windows 10 version 22H2, which will arrive later in this year. year..