After launching Windows 11 system, Microsoft is currently updating other versions. The new branch version this time is Windows 11 IoT Enterprise Edition.
This version has some new features of Windows 11 such as a Linux subsystem with a GUI interface, support for Wi-Fi 6E, support for USB 4.0, and a new interface.
It should be emphasized that this version is not an LTSC version, so the support period is only 36 months. Microsoft has not disclosed when Windows 11 IoT Enterprise LTSC will be released.
Earlier, Microsoft has launched the Windows Server IoT 2022 version for the server, but now it is launching the Windows 11 IoT Enterprise Edition.
Microsoft said that the launch of this version is the company’s continued commitment to provide innovation and new features to the Internet of Things market and to jointly innovate with the Internet of Things device manufacturers.
As a commitment to the long-term support plan for the IoT market, the upcoming Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSC will have a 10-year support cycle.
The Windows 11 IoT Enterprise launched this time mainly provides new features, so it is not a long-term service version. Its version cycle is 36 months or 3 years.
The reason for the new version is that Microsoft hopes to build innovative devices for IoT device manufacturers based on the Windows for IoT ecosystem with new functions and features.
New features and improvements in Windows 11 IoT Enterprise:
Windows Subsystem for Linux GUI
With Windows 11 IoT Enterprise, customers will be able to take advantage of the highly anticipated feature, Windows Subsystem for Linux GUI (WSLg), which brings Linux GUI applications to the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).
Today, WSL lets you run a Linux environment, and up until this point has focused on enabling command-line tools, utilities, and applications. GUI app support enables you to now use your favorite Linux GUI applications with WSL. WSL is used in a wide variety of applications, workloads, and use cases. To learn more, check out the announcement and blog.
Windows 11 IoT Enterprise brings support to Universal Serial Bus 4 (USB4).
Windows 11 IoT Enterprise brings Wi-Fi 6E support to IoT devices. Wi-Fi 6E gives you better wireless coverage and performance with added security.
Newly Designed Modern Interface
One of the most exciting features of the Windows 11 IoT Enterprise operating system is the new user interface. The new design and sounds are modern, fresh, clean, and beautiful, bringing you a sense of calm and ease. To learn more about the enhanced UI, check out this Windows Experience Blog which walks you through all the new and exciting improvements and capabilities.