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MC552334 – Updated June 13, 2023: Microsoft will not be rolling out to GCC, GCC-High, DoD and Microsoft 365 operated by 21Vianet as described below. Organizations in these environments can safely disregard this message and Microsoft will communicate the new timeline via Message center when it’s ready to proceed. Additionally, MC496248 (January ’23) is not applicable to these environments. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Teams Rooms on Windows devices that are eligible for Windows 11 upgrade will receive the Windows 11 22H2 release in June 2023 (previously May). This will be offered and installed on their devices with 4.17 dot release. Devices that are not eligible due to an incompatible processor will continue to use Windows 10 per Windows hardware support policy. These devices will be offered Windows 10 22H2 release.

Devices that cannot upgrade to Windows 11 will continue to be supported until the end of Windows 10 End of servicing for General Availability Channel or hardware support from OEM, whichever comes first. Windows 10 releases information atWindows 10 release information. Please note, not all Windows releases are supported for Teams Rooms, to find supported version, see Microsoft Teams Rooms app version support.

In addition, Teams Rooms on Windows OEMs will shift their manufacturing to Windows 11 IoT Enterprise as Windows 10 IoT Enterprise end of license sales is fast approaching (10/14/2023). OEMs with existing Windows 10 licenses inventory (or to support recovery media for existing Windows 10 based devices) may continue to provide Windows 10 based images for some time that should automatically update to Windows 11 post setup. All OEMs are expected to move to Windows 11 IoT Enterprise based images in future. Customers should ensure all new hardware purchases check for Windows 11 compatibility to future proof their device investment.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 122148

When this will happen:

Standard Release: Microsoft will start rolling out in late May and expect to complete by late June.

How this will affect your organization:

Microsoft Teams Rooms on Windows application release 4.17 will be available in June 2023 (previously May). This app will allow eligible Teams Rooms on Windows devices to receive Windows 11 22H2 update through Windows update. After the dot release has booted normally at least once, customers can either wait for 8 days for Windows 11 22H2 to install automatically or can pull the latest Windows 11 update from Windows Updates manually by checking for updates from the Windows Settings app. Devices that are not eligible will be offered Windows 10 22H2 release.

To check if your device is eligible for Windows 11, you can either check the list of eligible Intel processors for Windows 11 at https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/design/minimum/supported/windows-11-supported-intel-processors

What you need to do to prepare:

To ensure that there are no issues preventing the Windows update in your environment, it is recommended to manually update a small set of devices to (Release notes for Microsoft Teams Rooms—manual-update-only) and check for updates, after release has been installed and booted normally at least once on them. From admin mode, check for updates using the Windows Settings app: Windows 11 22H2 or Windows 10 22H2 (depending on what’s supported for your devices) should be offered and should download and install. If the updates are not offered or installed, check for external policies (such as MDM or Active Directory Group Policies) that might be in place for your organization that could block this update.

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