Microsoft has officially unveiled Windows 11 the next new version of its operating system for PCs.
The totally redesigned operating system brings a simplified design and user experience. Windows 11 has a new Start button and taskbar and features Microsoft Teams which is integrated in the taskbar.
See Key Features:
– Snap Layouts, Snap Groups and Desktops: to provide an even more powerful way to multitask and stay on top of what you need to get done. These are new features designed to help you organize your windows and optimize your screen real estate so you can see what you need just the way you want in a layout that’s visually clean.
– Chat from Microsoft Teams: integrated in the taskbar. Now you can instantly connect through text, chat, voice or video with all of your personal contacts, anywhere, no matter the platform or device they’re on, across Windows, Android or iOS.
– Latest gaming technology: DirectX 12 Ultimate, which can enable breathtaking, immersive graphics at high frame rates; DirectStorage for faster load times and more detailed game worlds; and Auto HDR for a wider, more vivid range of colors for a truly captivating visual experience. Windows 11 supports your favorite PC gaming accessories and peripherals. 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.
– Widgets: a new personalized feed powered by AI and best-in-class browser performance from Microsoft Edge. Today, we often pick up our phones to check the news, weather or notifications. 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. For creators and publishers, Widgets also opens new real estate within Windows to deliver personalized content.
– The new Microsoft Store: is your single trusted location for apps and content to watch, create, play, work and learn. It’s been rebuilt for speed and with an all-new design that is beautiful and simple to use. The store will be welcoming leading first and third-party apps like Microsoft Teams, Visual Studio, Disney+, Adobe Creative Cloud, Zoom and Canva to the Microsoft Store.
Starting later this year, people will be able to discover Android apps in the Microsoft Store and download them through the Amazon Appstore.
Windows 11 will be available through a free upgrade for eligible Windows 10 PCs and on new PCs later this year. To check if your current Windows 10 PC is eligible for the free upgrade to Windows 11, visit Windows.com to download the PC Health Check app. The free upgrade will begin to roll out to eligible Windows 10 PCs this holiday and continuing into 2022.
Here’s a video to take you through the design of Windows 11: