Microsoft will release the first Windows 11 feature update in the second half of 2022. Windows 11 comes with 24 months of support for Home, Pro, Pro for Workstations, and Pro Education editions, while Enterprise and Education editions get 36 months of support.
Windows 10 21H2 was released in November 2021 and will also be updated annually until all Windows 10 support ends in October 2025. Microsoft designated 21H2 ready for broad deployment in April 2022.
Microsoft has been gradually rolling out Windows 11 automatically to consumers via Windows Update since October but typically waits a few months before declaring a new Windows feature release ready for broad deployment in the enterprise.
Microsoft designation of Windows 11 as ready for broad deployment might get more enterprise customers across the line for the upgrade. Microsoft in April revealed it took just five weeks to rollout 190,000 of its own PCs to Windows 11. Of course, it only upgraded PCs that met Windows 11 system requirements, but the company also explained how admins could automate the exclusion of PCs from the upgrade, as well as employee opt-out processes and Windows 10 rollback options.