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Windows 11 IoT Enterprise LTSC 2024 Broadens Device Support and Connectivity

The new version introduces new features like wireless connections and remote projecting.

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has introduced IoT Enterprise LTSC 2024, aimed at companies and manufacturers in the Internet of Things (IoT) sector. This update is designed to offer greater flexibility and customization for device makers.

The new version supports a broader range of devices due to updated hardware requirements. According to Microsoft, the number of removable packages has increased to 36, allowing manufacturers to tailor the operating system even for resource-limited devices. Windows 11 IoT Enterprise LTSC 2024 is particularly suited for specialty devices that require consistent functionality over their lifecycle, such as those needing regulatory certification or performing critical business functions.

Expanded Customization for IoT Devices

The latest version brings several enhancements to connectivity and compatibility. Notably, it enables other devices to wirelessly connect and project to a device running the new OS. The update also allows x86 applications to operate on the OS when used with ARM-based processors, expanding the range of compatible software. Additionally, the OS supports running x64 applications on ARM64 processors, enhancing its versatility.

The user interface has undergone significant changes in this . New components, such as the taskbar overflow menu and File Explorer tabs, have been added to streamline tasks and boost productivity. Accessibility features have been enhanced with system-wide live captions and voice access. Braille displays now function seamlessly across multiple screen readers, and Narrator supports new braille input and output languages, making the user experience more accessible for individuals with visual impairments. Other accessibility improvements include Focus sessions and more natural voices for Narrator.

Security Enhancements and Long-Term Support

Security has been a primary focus in the development of Windows 11 IoT Enterprise LTSC 2024. The update includes a new Windows Security app that provides quick access to virus protection, firewall, and network security features. The OS adopts Windows 11's method of monthly updates, which are smaller and only download necessary source files, improving efficiency. Microsoft has committed to supporting this version for at least 10 years, ensuring it will be maintained until at least 2034. Enhanced security features include Microsoft Pluton, a secure crypto-processor built into the CPU, and Credential Guard, which uses virtualization-based security to isolate secrets.

Windows 11 IoT Enterprise LTSC 2024 receives monthly quality updates, with features like Delivery Optimization to reduce bandwidth consumption. Device management is facilitated through Microsoft Intune, which helps manage devices and apps within an organization. New Configuration Service Providers allow for customization of the start menu layout, and the Declared Configuration Protocol offers a new method for device configuration management.

User Experience Enhancements

The user experience has also been refined with updates to Task Manager, including a new command bar, efficiency mode, process filtering, and theme settings. The taskbar now supports touch, and File Explorer now supports tabs to help organize sessions. Windows Ink as Input allows users to handwrite directly onto most editable fields, and a new storage volume called Dev Drive improves performance for key developer workloads. For further details on the new features, Microsoft has provided additional information on its support site.

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Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus Kasanmascheff
Markus is the founder of WinBuzzer and has been playing with Windows and technology for more than 25 years. He is holding a Master´s degree in International Economics and previously worked as Lead Windows Expert for Softonic.com.