Microsoft today officially announced Windows 11 and confirmed that Information Which has been circulating on the Internet for a few days, after a trial version in ISO format appeared on the Internet. However, there was news and some very interesting news.
Windows 11 will have a new central Start menu, much like Windows 10X, a lighter version of Windows developed specifically for two-screen devices. Not only was the main menu the only graphic element Microsoft took to 10x, but there were also windows with rounded corners and icons, much more colorful and vibrant.
The new Start Menu no longer has Live Tiles, which originally appeared in Windows 8 and uses an interface similar to that found in ChromeOS and Android. There are separate applications, documents and search interface. Inspiration is undeniable in other operating systems, such as macOS. As with Windows 10, Windows 11 will also have a dark mode that has been redesigned to look better.
The novelty is Snap Layouts, which allow you to set apps in different modes supported by Windows 11. The new version of Windows will also remember where the apps are, thanks to the “Snap Group” feature. This feature allows the system to remember the screen on which the application is running, when it uses two or more screens simultaneously, or a laptop connected to an external monitor and always opens it in the same place.
Windows 11 updates will be 40% smaller and will be done in the background, which means, in principle, that Windows will stop working when an update is needed.
Another new feature is Windows Widgets. It is a personalized feed that uses artificial intelligence to choose content that best suits the user’s preferences and way of life. These widgets slide from the left side of the screen, but the user can fill the entire screen with them. The tools that come with Windows include news feed, weather, and maps.
Accompanying these widgets, Microsoft is moving on to new gestures for those using touchscreen devices that are just like what you normally do when using a trackpad on a laptop. Also for those who want to use Windows 11 on a touch screen device, but with a stylus, the new system will have haptic feedback.
Teams are working to integrate Windows
Microsoft will integrate the Teams app for remote meetings directly into Windows 11, in both consumer and business versions. Teams will start live in the taskbar, allowing users to use this app directly without having to access the menu. This means that Microsoft is in the process of fixing Skype, which is included in Windows 10.
The new Xbox app
For gaming, Windows 11 will include a new Xbox app that will include the Xbox Game Pass subscription service and the xCloud streaming game service. Other new features include Auto HDR (already used on Xbox Series X and S consoles), which improves color reproduction on compatible displays, and DirectStorage (also used on new Microsoft consoles) that uses graphics card processing power to speed up color reproduction on compatible displays. Even download data into games. As with consoles, this feature will only work on systems with M.2 NVMe SSDs.
Android comes to Windows
With Windows 11, the new App Store will allow you to download and download Android apps directly through the Amazon App Store. Implementation of Android applications will be possible through Intel Bridge technology.
Windows 11 arrives at the end of 2021 and will be a free PC update (Update program continues in 2022) with Windows 10 and will also be included in new devices. To check if your PC can receive this free update, you can go to Windows website and download PC Health Check. Next week, Microsoft will start making an official beta available through the Windows Insider Program.