Microsoft unveiled Windows 11 earlier this year. The latest Windows operating system update includes a slew of new features and security enhancements. It also gets a makeover in terms of appearance. Microsoft did not announce a release date for Windows 11 at the time. Over time, the company has revealed that the update will be released in October. Finally, a release date for Windows 11 has been set. The new Windows update will be available worldwide on October 5th, according to the Redmond-based tech giant. Let’s look at the new Windows 11 features that have been announced so far.
Microsoft has set a release date for Windows 11
Windows 11 will be released on October 5th, according to Microsoft. The new operating system update will be released in stages. The company confirmed that the update will be available first to new devices that are eligible for it, followed by existing eligible PCs and laptops.
By mid-2022, Microsoft expects to offer a free upgrade to Windows 11 to all eligible devices. If your PC is eligible for the upgrade, Windows Update will notify you when it becomes available. Go to Settings > Windows Update and select Check for updates to see if Windows 11 is compatible with your device.
The new Windows update moves the Start Menu to the center of the screen, making it easier for users to find what they need. Microsoft is also putting the Task Bar icons in the center of the screen, in addition to the Start Menu. It also includes Widgets, which display important information like the weather and calendar, as well as photo previews and a search bar – all powered by Microsoft Edge.
To provide a more powerful multitasking experience, Microsoft is also bringing new Snap Layout, Snap groups, and Desktops. These new features, according to Microsoft, are intended to help users optimize screen real estate so that they can have a visually clean layout. Users can also create their Desktops based on their specific requirements.
The company is also integrating one of its popular services, Teams, into the taskbar, allowing users to communicate with one another via text, chat, voice, or video. Even if one of the users does not have the Microsoft Teams app installed on their device, they can communicate with each other via two-way SMS. The Android app support for Windows is one of the new features. On Windows 11, users will be able to find Android apps in the Microsoft Store and install them through the Amazon app store.