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Windows 11 powers the advanced biometric features of modern devices, such as fingerprint scanners and special IR cameras for face recognition. 1

Device encryption is available on a wide range of Windows devices and helps protect your data by encrypting it. If you turn on device encryption, only authorized individuals will be able to access your device and data. 2

Keep track of your devices—even your digital pen!

Your Windows device comes with comprehensive, built-in security features, including firewall and internet protections to help safeguard against viruses, malware, and ransomware.

App & browser control in Windows Security provides the settings for Microsoft Defender SmartScreen, which helps protect your device from potentially dangerous apps, files, websites, and downloads.

Helps protect people from phishing attacks by alerting them as they are entering their Microsoft credentials into a malicious application or website.

Presence sensing combines Windows Hello with presence detection sensors to sign you in when you approach and lock when you leave. 1

Windows 11 offers simple, secure multifactor authentication 3 via phone call, text, or the Microsoft Authenticator app for mobile phones and tablets. 4

Manage screen time, limit access to mature content, control online purchases when you connect your family's Microsoft accounts, and check to make sure the family’s devices are secure and up to date.

Helps prevent malicious software applications and unauthorized operating systems from loading during the system start-up process.

All new Windows 11 devices will come with powerful built-in security including hardware isolation, encryption, and malware protection.

Give employees flexibility to choose their own apps while maintaining strong security. Smart App Control blocks untrusted or unsigned software to prevent malicious apps from running. Available on new devices shipped with Windows 11 2022 Update. Devices with previous versions of Windows 11 can use this feature with a reset and clean installation of Windows 11 2022 Update. Organizations using a modern device management (MDM) solution such as Microsoft Intune can use that tool instead to manage apps and devices.

Windows 11 includes built-in malware protection to help keep you safe from viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.

Windows Defender System Guard 1 uses hardware-based root of trust on modern devices to block startup attacks and prevent them from propagating.

Using facial recognition, a fingerprint, or PIN, Windows Hello is a fast, secure, and password-free way to unlock your compatible Windows devices. 5

View and manage the security and health of your device.

If your device is lost or stolen, BitLocker and BitLocker To Go put everything on lockdown, so no one else can access your systems or data.

Protect your information from accidental or intentional data leaks. 6

Deploy, secure, and manage remote PCs through the cloud, in compliance with your company’s policies. 7 , 8

Windows Hello capabilities plus passwordless sign-in to Windows and Azure. 9

WIP helps to protect against potential data leakage without otherwise interfering with the employee experience. WIP also helps to protect enterprise apps and data against accidental data leaks on enterprise-owned devices and personal devices that employees bring to work, without requiring changes to your environment or other apps. 10

Detects when data becomes corrupt on one of the mirrored drives and uses a healthy copy of your data on other drives to correct and protect data.

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Enables peer-to-peer transfer of updates.

Ease the network impact of monthly quality updates.

With Assigned Access, Windows 11 Pro devices run different applications depending on the user and keep individual identities separate and secured.

Suitable for both cloud-only and hybrid organizations. 11

Allows on-premises Active Directory enrolled devices to be joined to Azure Active Directory. 11

Approve, schedule, and monitor any Windows Update content through the cloud, including security updates, drivers, and firmware.

Available to any organization with an Azure AD Premium or Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) license, Enterprise State Roaming provides users with a unified experience across their Windows devices and reduces the time needed for configuring a new device. 12

eSIMS10 are embedded SIM cards that let you connect your PC to cellular networks when you don’t have access to WI-FI or when available networks are unsecured. 13

Manage PCs, user accounts, and groups, and get easy access to files and printers when you pair Windows 11 Pro with Windows Server. You can even define specific security and networking policies for your users and devices. 14

Configure a device in kiosk mode in a very simple way. You can do this locally on the device or remotely using Mobile Device Management.

Employees can use their personal devices to access work apps and content without IT help.

Windows 11 mobile device management (MDM) provides an alternative to traditional PC management processes: you can transition to cloud-based management at your own pace. 15

IT admins can send templated organizational messages to specific devices or users with their company logo using Microsoft Endpoint Manager. 16

Remote help enables IT to provide secure, real-time support through the cloud. 17

Virtual apps will behave like local apps with Windows 11 and Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD). 18 , 19

Domain Join + Group Policy: IT staff can easily manage PCs, user accounts and groups, security policies, and get easy access to files and printers when you pair Windows 11 Pro with Windows Server. 20 You can even define specific security and networking policies for your users and devices.

Employees can use a single login across Windows 11, Microsoft 365, 14 and other Microsoft services, making logons and passwords easier to manage. The shared logon works on PCs, tablets, and phones with minimal IT involvement.

New devices can easily be set up following a cloud powered pre-configured process. 21 Learn more

Enables IT admins to deploy the latest Microsoft product updates.

Windows Update for Business can help businesses reduce management costs, provide control over update deployments, enable more efficient delivery of updates, and provide access to the latest innovations from Microsoft.

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Windows 11 supports users with diverse accessibility needs and workstyle preferences.

Clipchamp is a video editing tool with customizable templates and text-to-speech features that simplify sharing across social media.

Cloud Clipboard lets you copy multiple items to paste when you need them. 22

Get contextual recommendations for more efficient workflows across Windows. Spend less time scrolling and speed everyday tasks with suggestions for files, contacts, and actions. 23 , 14

Create a separate desktop for each project or workstream and switch instantly between desktops from your taskbar.

Windows 11 devices ship with Windows fast startup enabled.

Seamlessly use your device as a tablet, with improved multi-finger touch, smooth rotation, and touch and pen available to capture thoughts for every text input.

Focus tools to help you work with fewer distractions. Easily disable notifications when you want to stay focused.

Meet online with confidence, keeping the background in the background with intelligent noise cancelling and blur. 24

Gives individuals and teams the breadth of tools they need to do what matters—faster.

A fresh approach to the browser, giving you world-class compatibility and performance, control and security from Microsoft, and productivity tools for the web.Learn more

Easily automate workflows across applications with a low-code, guided process and hundreds of pre-built connectors.

Fast, comprehensive, local and cloud search, right in the taskbar. 25

A freeform digital canvas where people, ideas, and content can come together.

Multiple core processors including dual-core, quad-core processors, and 6-core processors enable stable, fast multi-tasking across several programs and applications.

Mute and unmute your mic directly from your taskbar during online meetings without having to find and click on your meetings app.

OneDrive syncs your files securely to the cloud, so you can access them from any device. OneDrive for Business takes secure sync and collaboration to the next level through seamless synchronization with SharePoint and Teams.

Personalized File Explorer with an optimized home page where you can see the latest file activity, 14 mark favorite files, and use tabs 23 to keep your files organized and separate.

Photo Manager brings together images from local, cloud, and mobile sources in a single gallery backed up by OneDrive. 23

Instantly share any app or window from your taskbar in online meetings.

Single Sign-on, also known as SSO, is the ability to sign into different applications and services using a single username and password.

Snap groups remembers your layout, so you can seamlessly return to it even when you open another app or dock and undock your monitor. 26

Organize snap layouts with a click or touch. 23 Arrange open apps with pre-configured layouts that intelligently adapt to the size and dimension of your screen. 27

Create and name folders, then drag and drop the apps you want.

Systemwide live captions display whenever audio is played. 28

Put your keyboard away and work the way you prefer using multi-finger gestures, typing with your voice, and writing with a digital pen in any app. 29

On supporting devices, AI enhances videoconferencing with features like portrait mode, automatic framing, and natural-looking eye contact. 30 , 31

Voice access with natural voice interaction. 32

Turn ideas into text instantly by using your voice to type in any text box. 33

Seamlessly integrated into your desktop and taskbar, customizable Widgets help you keep track of everything from upcoming meetings and to-do lists to live updates on the news and weather. 34

Users can navigate within Windows, write into any text or search box, and take notes quickly. 35

Windows 11 apps designed for mobile devices help users move freely between their phone and PC. 36

Remote desktop lets you unlock and access your files, folders, and apps just the way you left them—anywhere and from virtually any device. 37

Provides the most demanding apps and data with the performance they require with non-volatile memory modules (NVDIMM-N) hardware. 38

Supports the use of network adapters with RDMA to function at full speed with very low latency, while using very little CPU for faster file sharing.

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  • [1] Hardware dependent.
  • [2] Requires InstantGo/AOAC/HSTI-compliant. More details here.
  • [3] See also: Windows Hello, Biometrics.
  • [4] Get the free Microsoft Authenticator app for Android or iOS.
  • [5] Requires specialized hardware, including fingerprint reader, illuminated IT sensor or other biometric sensors and capable devices.
  • [6] Windows Information Protection requires either MDM or System Center Configuration Manager to manage settings. Sold separately.
  • [7] Windows Autopilot requires that devices be Azure AD-joined.
  • [8] Azure Active Directory required. Intune and AAD sold separately. Not all policies are applicable to Windows 11 Pro; some may apply to Windows 11 Enterprise.
  • [9] Requires specialized hardware, including fingerprint reader, illuminated IT sensor or other biometric sensors and capable devices.
  • [10] For Windows 11 Pro: WIP requires either Mobile Device Management (MDM) or System Center Configuration Manager to manage settings.
  • [11] Requires Azure AD. Sold separately. Requires Windows Server.
  • [12] Separate subscription for Azure Active Directory Premium required.
  • [13] eSIM for Enterprise is only available on eSIM-equipped devices.
  • [14] Microsoft 365 required; sold separately.
  • [15] MDM requires an MDM product such as Microsoft Intune or other 3rd-party solutions; sold separately.
  • [16] Microsoft 365 E3 subscription required; sold separately.
  • [17] Requires Microsoft Intune, or a Microsoft 365 suite that includes Microsoft Intune and an add-on license for remote help. For more information visit.
  • [18] This functionality requires the user of the devices to have a AVD license. Learn more about AVD licensing requirements.
  • [19] Azure Active Directory and internet connection required, sold separately.
  • [20] Sold separately.
  • [21] Requires Azure AD for automatic MDM enrollment. Requires Microsoft Intune for enrollment status page. Sold separately.
  • [22] Cloud Clipboard requires users to be signed-in to all devices using MSA.
  • [23] Coming in a future release; appearances may vary.
  • [24] Hardware dependent. Videoconferencing applications and services sold separately.
  • [25] Requires Microsoft Search to search across company resources and portals. Requires Microsoft 365 subscription, sold separately, to search across OneDrive for Business and SharePoint locations.
  • [26] Apps that are no longer open will not be automatically put back in place. Apps that leave full screen mode when you undock will be conveniently positioned but will not resume full-screen mode.
  • [27] Some layouts only available based on display resolution and scale settings. Touch functionality hardware dependent.
  • [28] US English only for live captions, Narrator natural voices, and voice access.
  • [29] Hardware dependent. Experience may vary based on application.
  • [30] AI neural processing unit (NPU) camera effects. Hardware dependent. Experience may vary based on application. An NPU is a specialized processor designed to optimize AI capabilities. NPU will be available on select devices; check device specifications or ask your OEM for information.
  • [31] Videoconferencing applications and services sold separately.
  • [32] Hardware dependent. Requires Windows PC with microphone capability. US English only for live captions, Narrator natural voices, and voice access.
  • [33] Hardware dependent. Requires Windows PC with microphone capability.
  • [34] Works with your primary identity management account.
  • [35] Touch capable device required. Pen accessory sold separately.
  • [36] Users must link their mobile phone to their PC in PC settings, install the appropriate app for their device, and follow the setup prompts.
  • [37] Remote desktop app is available for Windows, iOS, Android and Mac. Must leave remote Windows 11 device on in order to connect and login remotely.
  • [38] Non-volatile memory modules (NVDIMM) is required.

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