Windows 11 started rolling out almost two months ago, but due to the fact that it is being delivered in stages with some fairly stringent system requirements, not everyone has gotten it out yet. However, many use cases, including those related to software development, require developers to test their applications on the latest version of the Microsoft operating system to ensure that performance and functionality works as expected. To cater to this audience, Microsoft has now deployed a Windows 11 Enterprise virtual machine for evaluation purposes.
There are four download options available depending on which virtualization software you are using, including VMWare, Hyper-V, VirtualBox, and Parallels. The following software is preinstalled on the machine:
- Window 11 Enterprise (preview)
- Windows 10 SDK Version 2004 (10.0.19041.0)
- Visual Studio 2019 (latest as of 09/10/21) with UWP workflows enabled. NET desktop and Azure, and includes the Windows Template Studio extension.
- Visual Studio Code (Latest version as of 09/10/21)
- Windows Subsystem for Linux is included with Ubuntu installed
- Developer mode enabled
- Windows Terminal installed
The download for Windows 11 Enterprise computer weighs 20 GB and will expire on January 9, 2022. As ZDNet points out , the dedicated download page is incorrectly named “Get Windows 10 Development Environment” despite the files included in the Windows 11 Enterprise package. Take a look here .