It’s true: Windows 11 is coming. At a virtual occasion on June 24, Microsoft uncovered “the up and coming to age of Windows,” for certain large changes to the long-standing working framework, including its first-name change in quite a while. The update comes soon after Microsoft carried out the most recent form of Windows 10, the Windows 10 May 2021 update (otherwise called variant 21H1).
Windows 11 incorporates a lot of new highlights, including the capacity to download and run Android applications on your Windows PC and updates to Microsoft Groups, the Beginning menu and the general look of the product, which is all the more perfect and Windows like in plan. (Here are the entirety of our #1 new Windows 11 highlights and how to utilize them.)
WHAT NEW FEATURES DOES WINDOWS 11 INCLUDE?
i. A new, more mac-like interface. windows 11 features a clean design with rounded corners, pastel shades, and a centered start menu and taskbar.
ii. Integrated android apps. android apps will be coming to Windows 11 and installable from within the new Microsoft store via the amazon AppStore. (there were a couple of ways to access android apps on windows 10, including if you had a Samsung Galaxy phone, but this will make it native.)
iii. Widgets. while they’ve been around for a while (remember desktop gadgets on windows vista?), including in a recent windows 10 update, you can now access widgets directly from the taskbar and personalize them to see whatever you’d like.
iv. Microsoft teams integration. Teams are getting a face-lift and will be integrated directly into the Windows 11 taskbar, making it easier to access (and a bit more like apple’s facetime). you’ll be able to access teams from windows, mac, android, or ios.
v. Xbox tech for better gaming. windows 11 will get certain features found in Xbox consoles, like auto hdr and direct storage, to improve gaming on your windows pc.
vi. Better virtual desktop support. Windows 11 will let you set up virtual desktops in a way that’s more similar to macOS, toggling between multiple desktops for personal, work, school, or gaming use.
vii. Easier transition from monitor to the laptop, and better multitasking. the new os includes features called snap groups and snap layouts — collections of the apps you’re using at once that sit in the taskbar and can come up or be minimized at the same time for easier task switching. they also let you plug and unplug from a monitor more easily without losing where your open windows are located.
When is the Windows 11 release date?
Windows 11 is now available as an insider preview build download for those in the windows insider program and will be available as a public beta in July. it will begin rolling out to all compatible pcs and new pcs around the 2021 holiday season, according to Microsoft, and will continue rolling out into 2022. however, several hints suggest that windows 11 could arrive as early as October.
Will my computer be compatible with Windows 11?
To see if your current windows 10 pc is eligible for the free upgrade to Windows 11, go to Microsoft’s website for a list of requirements.
Originally, Microsoft was directing people to download the pc health check app to check if their machines were compatible. however, many users reported that it did not give adequate amounts of detail as to why a device was not compatible. on June 28, a Microsoft blog post said the company was “temporarily removing the app” to address this issue, and that the tool would return before the fall windows 11 release. (when it does return, we have step-by-step instructions for how to use the pc health check app, and what information it will give you. in the meanwhile, here’s how to check some hardware compatibility with Windows 11 without that tool.)
If you buy a new pc between now and the general release, that computer will also be eligible for the free upgrade.
Will it be free to download Windows 11?
If you’re already a Windows 10 user, Windows 11 will appear as a free upgrade for your machine.
For more, check out every feature we wanted in Windows 11 but didn’t get, everything to know about the most recent Windows 10 may 2021 update, the best Windows 10 hidden features we’ve found, and six simple security changes all Windows 10 users need to make.