The new version of windows is finally here, and the specifications are getting more evident every day. The focus is on security to mitigate the problems with ransomware and other issues the industry has been exposed to lately. These three requirements for Windows 11 are a must-have!
To be compliant with the latest version of Windows, Microsoft has provided us with some mandatory requirements to be able to experience the functionality of the operating system
It’s all about security from the chip to the cloud. As David Westons explains:
“Today, we are announcing Windows 11 to raise security baselines with new hardware security requirements built-in that will give our customers the confidence that they are even more protected from the chip to the cloud on certified devices.”
You can read more about it in his blog, Windows 11 enables security by design from the chip to the cloud | Microsoft Security Blog
You can expect Windows 11 to run on Intel 8th generation processors, AMD Zen 2 and Qualcomm 7 and 8 Series to meet Microsofts principles around security and reliability and minimum system requirements. As Microsoft release Windows 11 to Insiders and OEM partners, they will also test to identify devices running on Intel 7th generation and AMD Zen 1 that may meet their principles
Read more about it on the Microsoft blog:
UEFI and SecureBoot
SecureBoot is a feature that prevents malware from taking over your computer. It detects tampering with OS files, unauthorized changes to the boot order, and false BIOS updates. When fully configured, it only allows approved OS to be running.
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) is a tiny OS that runs between your hardware and Windows OS. It stores all necessary information in a .efi file. UEFI also supports larger drivers, uses GPT instead of MBR partitioning scheme, and makes your computer boot faster.
These three requirements will make the operation more secure and reliable to cope with the demand of the modern workforce that is agile, always on the move, and resilient to change.
Most new computers already fulfill these requirements, but in an existing environment you might want to know the current situation.