Windows 11 Enterprise Preview in Azure
When you joined the Microsoft Windows Insider Program you can use the Windows 11 preview build images from the Azure Marketplace.
Here you can see the Windows 11 Preview plans in the Microsoft Azure Market place.
As a Windows Insider it’s great to have your machine in the Microsoft Azure Cloud to test new features of Windows 11 Preview. You don’t have to buy compatible hardware for Windows 11 Preview, and you only pay for the machine when you use it in the Cloud.
Here you find the Windows 11 Preview minimal requirements.
In the following steps I deploy Windows 11 Preview Enterprise in Azure Cloud.
Create your Windows 11 Preview Machine in Azure Cloud.
For this you need a Microsoft Azure Subscription to create a Windows 11 Preview Virtual Machine in the Cloud. In the Azure template for deployment you can select the right size Virtual Machine, Storage, networks, and Management extensions like security and Azure Monitor.
Before you Connect your Windows 11 Preview VM, make sure the security for RDP is set in the Network Security Group (NSG)
Set security for your RDP session in the NSG.
Go to Settings => Windows Update => Windows Insider Program.
Click on Get Started.
First step link an account to join the program.
(This must be your Windows Insiders account)
Sign in selection and continue.
Here you select your Windows Insider Channel, read the information and choose your
Windows Insider Build Channel. As a Windows Insider MVP I choose for the Dev Channel to give feedback to the product Team and get the first new features of Windows 11 Preview.
Read the recommendations and click on Continue.
Review the Agreements for your Device.
Click on Continue if you agree.
Restart the Virtual Machine into the Dev Channel for
the latest updates.
Set your Windows Update Advanced options.
Here we have Windows 11 Preview Insider Build 22000.160 on Azure Cloud 😉
After this I went to the Windows Insider Feedback Hub to do my settings :
At Settings of the Feedback Hub you can update the software.
and of course your personal settings.
I Like the Windows Insider Feedback Hub in Dark mode.
When you are ready with testing and sending feedback to Microsoft don’t forget to Stop the Virtual Machine! This save you money.
Microsoft Azure Cloud Services and Windows 11 Preview Insider Builds working together gives you flexibility and as a Windows Insider you can test every Windows 11 Preview Build from any place with a Internet connection. I like to give Microsoft feedback to make Windows Awesome for everyone on the planet 🙂
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