- Microsoft has introduced a new feature in Intune and Windows Update for Business that allows organizations to deploy Windows 11 and Windows 10 version 22H2 feature updates together in a single deployment.
- The new capability eliminates the need for IT admins to create and manage eligibility groups.
- Administrators can now ensure that devices incompatible with Windows 11 are automatically updated to the latest Windows 10 version.
Microsoft has introduced a new feature in Intune and the Windows Update for Business deployment service to streamline the Windows 11 upgrade experience. The latest update allows administrators to seamlessly deploy Windows 11 alongside Windows 10 version 22H2 on devices within their organization.
Microsoft highlights that the new feature helps customers to save the time and effort that was previously required to create and manage eligibility groups for devices. It lets administrators ensure that devices incompatible with Windows 11 are automatically updated to the latest version of Windows 10.
“Today, you can bundle a Windows 11 upgrade and Windows 10, version 22H2 feature update together in a single deployment. Simply create your Windows 11 deployment as usual and opt to install the latest Windows 10 update when a device isn’t eligible for Windows 11. Those devices will automatically get offered the latest Windows 10, version 22H2 update without the need for additional steps,” Microsoft explained.
To deploy and monitor Windows updates, you will need to head over to the Microsoft Intune admin center > Devices > Feature Update for Windows 10 and later > Create Profile. Then, select the “When a device isn’t eligible to run Windows 11, install the latest Windows 10 feature update” checkbox.
Microsoft says that IT admins can use Windows Update for Business reports or Intune reports to monitor the deployment status of feature updates. The new “Target Version” column makes it easier for administrators to understand the deployment of Windows 10 version 22H2 and Windows 11 on devices within their organization.
Microsoft notes that the new feature is currently available for commercial customers in Intune and the Microsoft Graph API. The company recommends IT admins to ensure that their devices and tenant meets the prerequisites for Windows Update for Business deployment service.