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Take everything you love about Windows 10 to the next level.

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Windows is built for the evolution of business. Discover what makes Windows 11 the best Windows yet.

01. Discover Windows 11

It’s secure, easy to deploy, and built for productivity.

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02. Compare editions

See features of Windows 10 Pro and Windows 11 Pro side-by-side.


03. Learn about deployment

Get help preparing for a Windows 11 deployment.

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04. Upgrade your devices

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Work even smarter

With comprehensive security, business-class tools, and flexible management, Windows 10 Pro is designed for how your team works now—and ready for how they’ll work tomorrow.

Windows 11 Pro

To help you work more efficiently, seamlessly, and securely from almost anywhere.

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Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

Designed for people with advanced workloads or data needs.

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Windows 10 Pro allows for cloud configuration through features like Group Policy management and Mobile Device Management. This system’s cloud configuration provides an easy way to apply a uniform set of configurations to Windows 10 devices that transforms them into streamlined, easy-to-manage, cloud optimized endpoints. IT managers can use Microsoft Endpoint Manager to apply cloud config to either new or existing Windows 10 devices. Cloud config may be appropriate for users who only need a streamlined device with a limited number of IT-curated applications to meet their targeted workflow needs. User accounts are registered in Azure Active Directory and devices are enrolled for cloud management in Microsoft Intune, so they are easy to manage and automatically updated with the latest product and security updates.Learn more about cloud config.

Yes. A user can access their Windows 10 Pro PC. Remote desktop lets you unlock and access your own machine virtually—all your files, folders, and apps just the way you left them. Once you’re logged in, you can work on your device just as if you were working directly on it. Learn more.

Yes. They can sign in with their work account and access Microsoft 365 for business through their browser. If your employee seeks access to the corporate network, you can synch their account with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Find out how Azure Active Directory can help connect your remote workforce to your network. Learn more.

To access Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Dynamics 365 cloud apps, employees can register their business laptop and add a work account via Add a Work Account on your organization’s network. However, they may encounter restricted access joining a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or a domain from a Windows 10 Home device. If your company has implemented Azure Active Directory Join, Windows 10 Home devices will also have limited management and security features.

Yes, most applications, devices, and accessories that worked with Windows 10 are compatible with Windows 11. You can also check with the software, device, or accessory manufacturer to confirm compatibility. Microsoft offers App Assure, a service to help with any software or browser application compatibility issue that you may discover. Learn more at

The upgrade to Windows 11 is for the same edition as you have on your Windows 10 device. Learn more. Windows 11 Pro does not offer Windows 11 Pro in S mode, so you will need to switch out of S mode to upgrade.

With more employees working remotely and across devices, it’s important to support bring-your-own-device (BYOD) scenarios. We offer self-service enrollment so users of a wide range of devices, including Mac, Linux, iOS and Android can quickly and easily join Azure AD and enroll in Microsoft Endpoint Manager (MEM) to access company resources. Once enrolled, MEM applies appropriate policies, to ensure that a device is encrypted with a strong password and has certificates for access to things like Virtual Private Networks (VPN) and WiFi. MEM can also ensure that devices are adhering to policy by checking-in the device’s health compliance status to Azure AD as it processes the user’s authentication. For guidance on deploying and using MEM your teams can check out our MEM documentation and tutorials.

Most devices available for purchase today will be upgradeable to Windows 11. You will have the option to upgrade, clean install, or reimage Windows devices that are eligible to move to Windows 11. For Windows 7 and 8.1 devices that meet hardware requirements, you will need to clean install or reimage to go directly to Windows 11. Please view to access the full minimum hardware requirements and specs.