Windows 11 IoT Enterprise Commercially Released —

Windows for IoT now goes to 11 with Windows 11 IoT Enterprise – Microsoft Tech Community

Microsoft announced the release of Windows 11 IoT Enterprise on Oct. 4, per an announcement.  The new operating system will be “delivered as an upgrade to eligible devices running Windows 10 IoT Enterprise, beginning on October 5, 2021,” Microsoft explained in a “What’s New” document. Arrival of Windows 11 IoT Enterprise is controlled through tools such as “Windows Update for Business and Microsoft Endpoint Manager,” but the OS will arrive via the Windows Update service for eligible unmanaged devices, the document indicated. Nothing was mentioned in Microsoft’s announcement about a Windows 11 IoT Core product. Microsoft had released its Windows Server IoT 2022 product last month.

The IoT (Internet of things) products previously were known as Microsoft’s “Windows Embedded” operating systems. These OSes are typically used by software and original equipment manufacturing (OEM) partners to build specialized devices.