Microsoft today introduced Microsoft Windows 11, the replacement for the outgoing Windows 10 which will no longer be supported in 2025.
The latest operating system (OS) provides intuitive design features that make multitasking a breeze as with the Microsoft Store getting a fresh new look which will provide users with easy access to apps, games, and movies.
Aside from that, the new Windows 11 is optimized for working, learning, and playing an you can see its introduction video below.
Highlights of Microsoft Windows 11
Windows 11 promises a more secure OS with simplified design.
The interface is fresh, clean and intuitive, and the Start button has been shifted to the center of the screen.
Multi-tasking will be made easier with Snap Layouts, Snap Groups, and Desktops as users can organize their windows and optimize their screen real estate.
The OS is also designed to be a secure operating system and it has new built-in security technology which provides a Zero Trust-ready operating system to protect data and access across devices.
Microsoft Windows 11 will also now allow Android apps in its Microsoft Store. This is done by allowing these apps through the Amazon App store.
In addition to that, gamers will also enjoy DirectX 12 Ultimate, DirectStorage, Auto HDR and access to over 100 high-quality PC games and new games through Xbox Game Pass for PC or Ultimate customers.
Adding to the changes is an integration between taskbar, hence now allowing users to instantly connect through text, chat, voice or video with loved ones anywhere in the world across Windows, Android or iOS.
Those without the Teams apps, can also now still connect with them via two-way SMS.
There’s more highlights, but these are the ones I felt are key with the new Windows 11.
You can read about all the new enhancements in Microsoft’s Windows 11 blog.
Availability of Microsoft Windows 11
Microsoft assures that upgrading to Windows 11 will be like taking a Windows 10 update.
Windows 11 will be available on all new PCs and through a free upgrade for eligible Windows 10 PCs later this year.
It is likely those using genuine Windows 10 will get their upgrades for free, but if you are using a pirated version, you need to buy a new license.