Serious Discussion Windows 11 is connecting to these Microsoft servers?


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Jan 8, 2011
Some Windows components, app, and related services transfer data to Microsoft network endpoints. Some examples include:
  • Connecting to Microsoft Office and Windows sites to download the latest app and security updates.
  • Connecting to email servers to send and receive email.
  • Connecting to the web for every day web browsing.
  • Connecting to the cloud to store and access backups.
  • Using your location to show a weather forecast.
Details about the different ways to control traffic to these endpoints are covered in Manage connections from Windows operating system components to Microsoft services. Where applicable, each endpoint covered in this article includes a link to the specific details on how to control that traffic.
  • These tests were conducted in an approved Microsoft lab. It's possible your results may be different.
  • These tests were conducted for one week. If you capture traffic for longer, you may have different results.
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