Microsoft has officially lifted the curtains from its next iteration of the Windows operating system. The new Windows 11 now looks more refined and has been optimised for speed and efficiency. The whole OS has been redesigned and the new generation now lets you customise multiple desktops, personalize your widgets, snap to with snap grids, superior graphics, new themes and all new Microsoft store with Android apps. Also, Amazon has collaborated with Microsoft to bring Amazon Appstore to Windows users.
Talking about the details first Microsoft has brought a more simplified Windows 11 design that will help users to be more productive. It looks less cluttered, fresh and contemporary. From the Start button to each icon has been redesigned and has been given a new space for more control. The Start Button has been moved to the centre from the screen’s corner edge, making it more discoverable.
The new Microsoft Windows 11 now brings Snap Layouts, Snap Groups and Desktops to provide multitasking and to help you organize your windows and optimize your screen. The users will be able to create separate Desktops for each part of their life and customize them to their liking for instance Desktop for work, gaming or school. With the introduction of Chat from Microsoft Teams, you can instantly connect through text, chat, voice or video with all of your contacts, anywhere, across Windows, Android or iOS. The Chat has been integrated into the taskbar this will allow you to connect with friends and family through Teams, allowing you to instantly mute and unmute, or start presenting directly from the taskbar.
For PC gamers, Windows 11 has more for you like superior graphics and Auto HDR. The company has put some latest gaming technology DirectX 12 Ultimate to provide immersive graphics at high frame rates. DirectStorage for faster load times and more detailed gameplay and Auto HDR for a wider, more vivid range of colours for a truly captivating visual experience. What’s more, with Xbox Game Pass for PC or Ultimate, gamers get access to over 100 high-quality PC games with new games added all the time. You can easily find people to play with, no matter if they’re playing on a PC or console.
Next, Microsoft Windows 11 lets you personalise Widgets with a new personalized feed powered by AI and Microsoft Edge. This will bring you closer to the news and information. Now, you can open a similarly curated view directly from your desktop. When you open your personalized feed it slides across your screen like a sheet of glass so it doesn’t disrupt what you’re doing.
The new Microsoft Store will bring more apps than before but will make it easier to search for apps, games, shows, movies with curated stories and collections. In addition to this, Microsoft Windows 11 has also brought third-party apps like Microsoft Teams, Visual Studio, Disney+, Adobe Creative Cloud, Zoom and Canva to the Microsoft Store. Moreover, for the first time, the company has also announced plans to bring Android apps to Windows later this year. The user will discover Android apps in the Microsoft Store. For this, the tech giant has collaborated with Amazon so that the users can download the apps like TikTok or Khan Academy Kids through the Amazon Appstore.
Microsoft also assures just like the last generation of OS all the applications will work on Windows 11 with App Assure, a service that helps customers with 150 or more users fix any app issues they might run into at no additional cost.
Microsoft Windows 11 availability
According to Microsoft, the new generations of Windows will be available through a free upgrade for eligible Windows 10 PCs and on new PCs beginning this holiday. You can check if your current Windows 10 PC is eligible for the free upgrade to the new one vis Windows.com to download the PC Health Check app. As per the software giant, the free upgrade will begin to roll out to eligible Windows 10 PCs this holiday and continuing into 2022. Next week the company is beginning an early build of Windows 11 to the Windows Insider Program.
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