There has been plenty of speculation about whether Microsoft would release Windows 11. While users and techies have been waiting patiently ever since rumors started swirling, Microsoft had earlier announced that Windows 10 would be the last version in their iconic Windows series.
Microsoft’s Update Strategy
At the Ignite Tech Conference in Chicago, Jerry Nixon, Microsoft’s developer guru had categorically squashed rumours about a possible Windows 11 speaking about the ‘No more Windows’ strategy with the developers focusing intensely on enhanced user experience with regular updates.
Updates – Twice Every Year!
Microsoft has adopted the strategy of releasing two feature upgrades with new functionalities every year and almost monthly upgrades that include fixes for bugs, security, and enhancements. Techies and fans swear by these successful iterations of Windows 10 which also looks amazing.
Windows 11 – When Will It Be Released?
The rumours on Windows 11, however just won’t stop with a frenzied user base continuously speculating on a release date. The current launch date is said to be on 29th July 2021. It is expected to be available in six versions – Home, Pro, Enterprise, Education, Mobile, and Mobile Enterprise. The OS will be available for free via the Update Centre in Windows 10, Windows 7, and Windows Phone 8.1 with software updates.
What Can You Expect From Windows 11
Although Windows 10 was one of Microsoft’s most lauded and innovative versions of releases in Microsoft’s history, it is speculated that Windows 11 will be its most comprehensive and advanced Operating System so far. Using the varied feedback received from the users of Windows 10, it will be a complete re-think of the vision of Windows by the developers to create an entirely ‘new look’ with much-enhanced features and functionalities.
Windows 11 – Its Many Features
It will be easy to install and fully equipped with maximum enhanced features rectifying the issues of the older Operating Systems from Microsoft. In a nutshell, it will have improved user Interface, redesigned Taskbar, improved security with fingerprint recognition, Cortona’s PPC improved features which will allow are to access files, apps and, other information, improved power management over Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, and Device Manager allowing the fix of driver problems.
The Expected Requirements For The Download Will Be:
- RAM – 1GB (32 bit), 2GB (64 bit)
2. Hard disk space: 16 GB (32 bit), 20 GB (64 bit)
3. CPU: 1 gigahertz (GHz)
4. Screen resolution: 800 x 600
5. Graphics: Microsoft DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver.
A major highlight to watch out for would be its potential to be a completely personalized OS that will no doubt be compatible with multiple devices including personal computers, tablets, and smartphones.
The Additional Features Will Include:
*Potential to create multiple desktops and toggle them together.
*UI applications to run in Windows mode from the desktop
*Integrating search options into the operating system
*Intensified integration with Bing
Other Exciting Features of Windows 11 include intensified integration with Azure for cloud storage of files and documents that allow for regular updates
Now You Can Work On Any Device
Microsoft has special versions of its key application, MS Office including a version for smartphones and tablets. This means that all MS Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint will essentially look the same as their desktop versions. Additionally, they will be optimized based on the size of the device and have touch screen abilities. These files can be easily accessed on all devices from the cloud irrespective of where the documents were created.
Great News For Gamers
An excellent feature for Gamers and Xbox enthusiasts would be the ability to broadcast Xbox games via any of their Windows 11 powered devices including their smartphones and tablets. Currently, there are no such facilities and gamers must painstakingly record their game sessions using Game DVRs and then sharing them on their Xbox network. The ideal option for Gamers would be, of course for each of the Windows11 powered devices to come with a pre-installed or embedded Xbox app.
Are You Ready For Windows 11?
Before installing Windows 11 on your device though, always ensure that the installed Windows 10 has the latest updates. Remember, to minimise glitches during the entire update process, Microsoft releases the updates part by part. So, make sure your system is ready each time the updates are released in April and October every year.
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