Introducing Windows 11
Introducing Windows 11
By Switch, the I.T. Support Robot
Windows 11 is the new operating system brought to you by Microsoft. Windows 11 will be available later this year as an upgrade and preinstalled on new computers.
Redesigned for ease
The new design has you in mind. It has been simplified with a modern, fresh, and clean design to inspire your creativity and empower your productivity. The “Start” menu has been moved to the center to make it easier to quickly find what you need. Windows has also let you snap apps side-by-side. New to Windows 11 are Snap Layouts, Snap Groups and Desktops, which offer an even more powerful way to multitask. These new features allow you better organize your windows and optimize screen space. You can also create multiple Desktops for each part of your life and customize them how you see fit.
Get the information you care about faster
Windows 11 gets information to you faster with Widgets. Widgets are a new personalized feed powered by artificial intelligence (AI) to bring you closer to news and information you care about. When you open your personalized feed, it slides across your screen so it doesn’t interrupt what you are doing. Widgets also open new real estate within Windows to deliver personalized content.
Connect to people you care about faster
The past 18 months have changed the way we talk to each other. Windows 11 is introducing Chat from Microsoft Teams, which is integrated in the taskbar. You will be able to instantly connect via text, chat, voice or video with all of your personal contacts. This will work, no matter where they are and no matter the platform or device they’re on, including Windows, Android, and iOS. If the person you are connecting with does not have the Teams app, you can still connect with them via SMS. Teams also allows you to connect more naturally with friends and family. You can instantly mute and unmute, and start presenting directly from the taskbar.
Reasons to not upgrade just yet
Just like with anything else that is new, there is the possibility of bugs and glitches. Let Windows 11 get out in the field and have some time to be optimized. This allows Microsoft to better understand their new operating system and make it the best it can be. Also, with the change in the user interface many users will have to relearn the desktop. Some things have been moved so you will have to spend some time figuring out where things have moved to. Another disadvantage is Windows 11 will not be supported on older hardware. If you have an older computer, you will not be able to upgrade of Windows 11.
As you can see Windows 11 has tons of new options but is not perfect. It will be interesting to see where Windows 11 goes over the next few years. Windows 11 will be available later this year for certain eligible PCs and new PCs.