Microsoft Launches Windows 11 – What are the Upgrades and New Features?

Aftab Alam
Aftab Alam | Published On - 25 Jun 2021 |

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On June 24, 2021, Microsoft unveiled the latest Windows Operating System named Windows 11. It is the successor to Windows 10, and many experts are calling Windows 11 a better Windows 10 with new UI/UX features.

Microsoft launched it in a 45-minute long event that you can watch here –
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/event

Microsoft mentioned that “Windows 11 provides a calm and creative space where you can pursue your passions through a fresh experience. From a rejuvenated Start menu to new ways to connect to your favorite people, news, games, and content—Windows 11 is the place to think, express, and create naturally.”

  • Now, users can multi-task with ease through divided layouts for desktops to access multiple apps.
  • For better connectivity, users can use Microsoft Teams and call and chat for free. This service is available on all devices.
  • The default web browser in Windows 11 will be windows Edge that follows the chromium tech.
  • The icons of all the applications have been changed.
  • The presence of several widgets makes it easy to remain updated with the latest news, entertainment, and other information.
  • Microsoft Store is also present on the desktop to access apps and programs in the store.
  • Microsoft has given its primary focus on elevating the gaming experience to its users. The new Game pass gives you access to more than 100 games.
  • Windows 11 will work on touch-enabled surfaces.
  • Expected system requirements – a processor with a minimum of 1 gigahertz with a compatible 64-bit processor, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB or ample storage space, DirectX 12 compatible graphics, display with 9″ HD Resolution (720p).

Windows 11 retains all the power and security features of Windows 10 and has added more features, apps, and tools. All of this increases the user experience on your PC. Microsoft plans to roll out Windows 11 using the latest version of Windows 10 and meet the hardware requirements. The upgrade plan is still in process, and most devices will be upgraded by 2022. To check the eligibility of your system, the user can download the PC Health Check application and run it to clear the information. Once the rollout is made public to all, the user can go to Settings>>Windows update and upgrade to Windows 11.

Although Microsoft did not hint about the arrival of Android apps on Windows, the experts say that it will soon be available in Microsoft Stores. Then, the Android users could synchronize their apps on Windows 11 and access them.

At last, the most significant change is to Microsoft Store with a completely new look and feel. Because Microsoft Store is a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) application, Microsoft can update it separately from Windows 11. The users will get a notification informing them that the upgrade is thoroughly tested and is available for a free upgrade.

With the release of Windows 11, Microsoft aims to give a big competition to other operating systems such as Mac. Ultimately, all computer users are going to benefit fro m this big update.