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Bring in the new

with Windows 11!

Microsoft officials shared the good news on June 24.

The day the company unveiled Windows 11!

Windows Updates

Said to be 40% more efficient as they run in the background

Teams

Microsoft Teams will now be integrated into the OS.

Devices

Enhanced haptic feedback for certain devices.

Features we know about

Windows 11 comes with a new Start menu and an updated Start button that is both placed right in the middle of your taskbar. The UI on Windows 11 looks similar to the UI spotted on Windows 10X.

There’s something called Live Tiles that you can use to jump right back to apps you were working on. This was originally introduced with Windows 8 and works like the launcher on Chrome OS/Android. Much of this is also influenced by the macOS. Don’t miss the rounded corners.

Say hello to Snap Layouts. Microsoft’s Snap Layouts on Windows 11 allows you to quickly snap apps into the various modes the OS supports. There is also a Snap Group layout that helps you remember where your apps are stored. This is helpful for times you are using multiple devices, like a laptop hooked upto a monitor, or multiple displays.

Windows 11 is big on performance. Microsoft said that updates on Windows 11 are 40% smaller and more efficient since they will happen in the background.

Microsoft Teams is getting integrated directly into Windows 11 for commercial users and regular consumers. You can access Microsoft Teams right from the taskbar.

Windows 11 brings in the Windows Widgets and touch gestures that give you personalised, AI-powered feeds. Windows Widgets also has a news feed, weather, and maps on it. There’s an option to tip local creators within Windows 11.

Gestures you use on tablets and touch targets are getting upgraded with Windows 11. You can do more with the touch and the pens.

Inking and voice typing also gets a boost on Windows 11. With certain pens, Windows 11 will support haptic feedback. You can also customise your keypads with GIFs to make them look more like the keypad on your smartphone.

Auto HDR is coming to your devices with Windows 11 so your games will look THAT much better. Of course, you need a monitor that can support it. The Xbox Game Pass is also getting integrated into Windows 11 through the Xbox app. This includes xCloud integration as well so you can stream games from the Microsoft cloud.

Full article on : https://www.thestar.com.my/tech/tech-news/2021/06/27/eleven-things-you-need-to-know-about-windows-11Microsoft officials declined to say whether Windows 10 21H2, due this fall, will be the last version of Windows 10.

They did reconfirm that Windows 10 will be supported until October 2025, which they first said six years ago. (October 14 is the actual day when support ends.) Officials are not saying yet whether they will offer paid Extended Security Updates (ESUs), like they did with Windows 7, for customers who want and need to stay on Windows 10 for a finite period of time after support ends.

Windows 11 will be a free upgrade from Windows 10. Users who opt to upgrade will get the same version of Windows they are currently using, meaning a Pro user will upgrade to Pro. The one exception is Pro in S Mode, which is going away. (Microsoft officials are saying the improved baseline security in the OS itself obviates the need for S Mode.)

Users will have 10 days to decide whether they like Windows 11; if not, they can roll back.

Business users will be able to upgrade to Windows 10 at their own pace. Microsoft won’t force them immediately onto Windows 11. They have until October 2025 to decide whether they want to move to 11. (If they’re running Enterprise, they’ll be able to downgrade to Windows 10, as well.

Users who do want Windows 11 will be able to check Windows Update starting this fall and into 2022, and if their devices qualify and are deemed ready, they will get Windows 11.

Windows 10 and Windows 11 devices can be deployed, used and managed side-by-side.

Windows 11 Requirements & Notes

Here’s an overview of how to find device specification requirements, versions, and languages available for Windows 11.

Cortana

 will no longer be included in the first boot experience or pinned to the Taskbar.

Internet Explorer

is disabled. Microsoft Edge is the recommended replacement and includes IE Mode which may be useful in certain scenarios.

Tablet Mode

is removed and new functionality and capability is included for keyboard attach and detach postures.

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