What’s new in Microsoft’s Windows 11?

October 7, 2021

Microsoft announced that Windows 11 will start to become available from today. Eligible Windows 10 PCs will gradually receive a free upgrade, newer PC purchases will come pre-loaded with Windows 11, and updates will roll out to all PCs in phases. This is the first Windows upgrade in 5 years. Much has been speculated regarding the new features.
So what to expect? As Microsoft puts it, Windows 11 is ready to empower our productivity and inspire our creativity.
HERE ARE 7 KEY HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS RELEASE:
1. The new design and sounds are modern, fresh, clean, and beautiful — bringing you a sense of calm and ease.
2. Chat from Microsoft Teams integrated into the taskbar provides a faster way to connect to the people you care about.
3. Widgets, a new personalised feed powered by AI, provides a faster way to access the information you care about, and with Microsoft Edge’s world-class performance, speed, and productivity feature you can get more done on the web.
4. Windows 11 delivers the best Windows ever for gaming and unlocks the full potential of your system’s hardware with technology like DirectX12 Ultimate, DirectStorage, and Auto HDR. With Xbox Game Pass for PC or Ultimate, you get access to over 100 high-quality PC games to play on Windows 11 for one low monthly
price.
5. Windows 11 comes with a new Microsoft Store rebuilt with an all-new design, making it easier to search and discover your favorite apps, games, shows, and movies in one trusted location.
6. Windows 11 is the most inclusively designed version of Windows with new accessibility improvements that were built for and by people with disabilities.
7. Windows 11 is optimised for speed, efficiency, and improved experiences with touch, digital pen, and voice input.

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