Posted by: kurtsh | December 9, 2022

INFO: Why Windows 11 for Enterprise-sized Organizations

I used to get asked the question, “Why should we be deploying at Windows 11? over Windows 10”

  • Speed/Performance & Visual UI
    End users love Windows 11.  Applications that users depend on every day simply run faster on Windows 11

    Tools like Outlook, Teams, Edge, Chrome, even OneNote are all noticeably faster because ‘multithreaded operations’ are executed & handled much better at a CPU level. 

    Apps have been publicly benchmarked by folks as much as 20% faster simply by upgrading to Windows 11.

    Visually, the OS’s user interface is quicker & smoother – this is deliberate for reducing eye fatigue.  A large part of this is because the internal screen animation & movement frame rate is natively higher.  The result is that the Start button, window movement, taskbar… all appear more fluid.

    The UI also benefits from Windows 11’s improved multi-threaded performance making application response snappier.  It’s a noticeable improvement for users, helping to make long periods of work easier.

  • Management
    Your desktop IT team is going to love Windows 11.  OS updates are 40% smaller than on Windows 10 – meaning:

    1. 40% faster deployments
    2. 40% less bandwidth required to distribute updates
    3. 40% less storage required on every desktop
    4. 40% less annoying to end users

    Also, Windows 11 only does major releases once a year.  Major OS updates only happen once – not twice – making Windows 11 channel updates far less stressful for IT teams.

  • imageSecurity
    This is the real reason why your organization needs Windows 11.  Malware writers & hackers aren’t focused on OS “buffer overruns” or even traditional application vulnerabilities like macro payloads:  Criminals are attacking desktop hardware vulnerabilities.  Physical attacks through Direct Memory Access on USB & Thunderbolt ports.  Remote attacks that modify UEFI & BIOS boot. And they’re happening now. 

    The only way to protect against these attack vectors is through close integration between the OS & hardware.  This protection has to originate at an Operating System level and that’s what Windows 11 is quietly designed to do. 

    Windows 11 protects against the next generation wave of hardware vulnerabilities and this is the reason Microsoft requires 8th gen Intel architecture & a TPM 2.0 chip at a minimum for installing Windows 11.  These hardware technologies give Windows 11 the ability to protect organizations from the next generation of attacks on your infrastructure.

    We’ve published a Windows 11 Security Guide that is 65 pages long that goes over all the work that’s been done in Windows 11 alone to protect organizations.   The threat is real and institutions need to start piloting – not testing – Windows 11 now. 

  • DOWNLOAD: Free eBook, “Windows 11 Security Book: Powerful security from chip-to-cloud”


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