With the fresh announcement of Windows 11 coming to the tech world, here’s how the latest update is set to change your device.

The Process: First things first, if you are using a Windows 10 computer then you will most likely get the update for free provided your device meets the minimum hardware requirements of 4GB of RAM, 64GB of free storage space, and a 64-bit 1 GHz dual-core processor. 

Availability: Windows 11 is expected to be available for download later this year when PCs with Windows 11 operating system will officially start selling.

The center-aligned start menu: In Windows 11, the Start menu has been shifted. Like macOS and Chrome OS, the Windows 11 operating system features a Start menu on the taskbar that is centrally located. Furthermore, you can access recent files and all search for apps. The design of the icons has changed with rounded corners.

Source: Microsoft

Snap Layouts: This new feature will help you to “snap” apps in several modes or layouts. There are six default layout options as to how the screen estate is divided. You can divide the screen into four equal sections to work on four different apps together. With Snap Groups, Windows 11 will help you locate the apps easily.

The Smart Menu: ​For Microsoft 365 subscribers, the Start menu will help them search for documents from other devices.

Multiple Screens: If you need to plug multiple monitors then Windows 11 will help you open the right app on a particular screen you want, making it a lot easier. 

Background Updates: Microsoft claims that Windows 11 offers a 40% performance boost and WIndows updates will be smaller and will keep happening in the background. 

Source: Microsoft

Microsoft Teams: Microsoft Teams can now be found in the taskbar itself making it easy for you to make calls or attend meetings.

Widgets: Windows 11 users can access Widgets which provides a curated news feed powered by Microsoft Edge. 

Touch Support: Windows 11 offers better integration for touch-based devices. Also, there’s better support for touch pens and voice typing with haptic feedback.

Improved pre-loaded app store: Lastly, Microsoft has also improved its preloaded Microsoft Store on Windows 11 with new search capabilities and an improved design to give app makers a better reach. 

 

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