Here’s what you need to know about Windows 11

We love a new release.

Don’t you?

On October 5th, Microsoft launched their new Windows 11 operating system with a bunch of cool features. Naturally, there’s been a lot of buzz and chatter and here we are!

Interested in how your day to day productivity will be increased?

Here are some changes you should get excited about:

Firstly, Windows now has a new, cleaner look and feel, rounded windows with a spiffy, fun twist to their animations.  Widgets are fun and available too, easily customisable to your needs. Oh, and you can still use Cortana although it’s not included by default.

There’s also a new design to the start menu now centred, with quick access to popular apps and tools (it’s now even easier to search for apps and files you’ve recently been working on). Think less cluttered, more creative.

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Did we mention the new, calmer sound effects?

 

 


Snap, Snap! New features like
Snap Layouts help you organise your active windows into pre-built screen layouts, whilst Snap Groups help you switch from one Snap Layout to another.

 

Image credit: Microsoft


The Microsoft store also has a new look with built in support for Android apps.
Time to watch all your favourite TikToks on your laptop.

Last but not least, the Emoji menu (Windows key + .) now lets you insert gifs with ease as well. Who doesn’t love a good gif?

 

Image credit: Allthings


Microsoft has also announced they will be shifting their strategy from two to one feature update per year. Similar to the strategy of macOS, Android and iOS, this means Microsoft will take more time to articulate their features and offerings for users, being particularly mindful of user feedback.

Note: You’ll need TPM2.0 (Trusted Platform Module) fitted on your hardware to utilise Windows 11. TPM will ensure enhanced security to prevent attacks against passwords, among other capabilities.

If your current PC qualifies, you’ll be able to upgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 11 for free! Stay tuned for more updates.

Check out this clip below to see the Windows 11 experience:

Here’s another clip whilst we’re here:

 

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