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With Microsoft’s recent release of Windows 11, it’s no surprise that many of our customers are eager to check it out for themselves. So far, most customers are testing internally with their IT teams before rolling out to end users, which we generally encourage. A handful of customers are looking to jump right to production and we’re eager for their feedback on these projects.
With plenty to evaluate, particularly on older hardware that bumps up closely to Microsoft’s stringent hardware requirements, this release, like any other, is going to require homework. If you have been familiar with Windows 10 releases, chances are, your upgrade path should go similarly without too many surprises. But regardless if you plan to stick with some version of Windows 10, looking to migrate to Windows 11, or more likely, supporting both, at least for some amount of time, SmartDeploy has you covered.
The latest version, SmartDeploy 3.0.1020, is now available to download and install. With this update, SmartDeploy supports Windows 11, along with additional product enhancements and bug fixes.
Windows 11, version 21H2 support
SmartDeploy now has support for capturing and deploying images following Microsoft’s Fall 2021 release of Windows 11, version 21H2.
Learn more about how to capture and deploy Windows 11.
Computer name in license report
The SmartDeploy Client will now report name changes back to the SmartDeploy licensing service. This will ensure that the most recent computer name is displayed in your License Report at smartdeploy.com/account.
Note: This process is not retroactive. For version 3.0.1020 or later, this will be triggered if a computer is renamed while the client is installed for the new client version only.
SmartDeploy 3.0.1020 also includes a product fix that provides an additional update for media expiration.
As a reminder, if you are updating from a SmartDeploy 2.0 version, please watch this V2 to V3 upgrade video prior to installing SmartDeploy 3.0.1020. As an additional resource, you can follow our detailed Upgrade Guide.
We want to hear from you
As always, your input is invaluable and helps us continually provide updates to ensure the best user experience possible. With that, please let us know how we’re doing and send feature requests to [email protected]. We appreciate your continued partnership!
View information about the current SmartDeploy version and release history at www.smartdeploy.com/product-releases.
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