Microsoft officially released Windows 11
Microsoft officially released Windows 11

Microsoft today officially confirmed the name of its next version of the operating system, which is Windows 11. After months of tension, clues and leaks regarding the number 11, the new operating system from Microsoft has been officially launched.

The main focus of Windows 11 is on the simplified Windows user interface, the new Microsoft Store, performance improvements and multitasking.

Windows 11 includes a new Start menu and an updated Start button, both located in the middle of the taskbar.

Operating System Functions:

This user interface is very similar to what we originally saw in Windows 10 X. The project was originally intended for dual-screen devices, but Microsoft has abandoned it.

Most of the user interface functions that were introduced in Windows 10X appear in Windows 11.

The new Start menu removes Live Tiles originally introduced with Windows 8 and looks like the typical launcher you'll find on Chrome OS or Android.

There are modern apps and documents and a separate search interface. It is clear that most of the central appearance is affected by macOS and Chrome OS.

Windows 11 also includes the rounded corners we've seen on Android and iOS.

“The team took every detail into account,” said Panos Panay, President of Windows. Windows 11 also includes an updated light and dark mode that is much better than what we see in current Windows.

There is also a Microsoft feature called Quick Layouts that allows you to quickly view apps in different modes supported by Windows 11.

Thanks to the so-called Snap Group layout, this new version of the operating system can also remember where your apps are stored.

This seems like a useful way to support multiple displays and make sure apps always open on the correct screen.

This is especially useful if you are using a single screen laptop or a traditional computer with multiple monitors.

Windows 11 performance:

Performance is also a major concern for operating systems. Windows Updates are 40% smaller and more efficient because they are now running in the background.

Microsoft is also integrating Microsoft Teams directly into Windows 11 for home and business users.

Microsoft Teams is integrated directly into the system tray so users of the operating system can connect with friends, family, or colleagues.

This is clearly a big change from Skype, which is built into Windows 10.

Windows tools and touch gestures are also an important part of Windows 11.

Widgets is a custom resource based on artificial intelligence based on the tools provided by Microsoft in Windows 10.

The tools slide out from the left side of the operating system and you can also put them in full screen mode. Built-in tools include news feed, weather, and maps.

Interestingly, these tools also include a tool that allows you to invite local creators directly from Windows 11.

The company is also working on improving the gestures you can use on tablets. Windows 11 will not go into tablet mode, but it will be set so that you can easily touch the operating system.

In addition, improvements have been made to handwriting and voice input. Windows 11 also supports haptic feedback for some pens.

Thus, in Windows 11, we can see a lot of new devices that support changes related to the stylus.

Microsoft is promoting Xbox

Xbox is an integral part of Microsoft, and the company provides the ability to use the operating system for PC games.

Auto HDR on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S is now part of Windows 11.

As long as you have a compatible HDR display, enable Auto HDR to add HDR to a variety of DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 games.

Microsoft also promised speed and performance improvements for Windows 11.

In addition, DirectStorage is part of the operating system, which is a new feature on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

DirectStorage requires the latest NVMe engine to speed up game load times on Windows 11. Game developers should enable this technology to increase load time.

Xbox Game Pass is also being integrated into the operating system, thanks to a new Xbox app that the company has been testing for months.

This also includes xCloud built into this Xbox app, so you can stream games from the Microsoft cloud as well.

Microsoft Store:

The new Store is one of the biggest parts of Windows 11. It has been redesigned and supports a whole host of apps that were not normally available in the Windows App Store.

Additionally, this includes apps from Adobe Creative Suite and Android apps, including TikTok and Instagram.

Microsoft said it is using Amazon's Appstore to bring Android apps to Windows 11.

The company showcased Tik Tok and other Android apps that work alongside Windows apps. Microsoft plans to share more information about this in the coming months.

The applications are available directly from the new Windows Store and are supported by Intel Bridge technology. Android applications can be pinned to the system via the taskbar or placed next to the traditional Windows applications.

Developers can use their own commerce triggers, and Microsoft won't cut it out.

Developers can also use their own payment systems if they want to, said Satya Nadella: Windows has always championed sovereignty for content creators.

Get Windows 11:

The company is committed to making the new operating system a free upgrade for Windows 10 users. Much like how Windows 10 used to be free for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users.

You need a computer that meets the minimum requirements, which is now a 64-bit CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage.

In addition, Windows 11 is provided through Windows Update in the same way that Windows 10 updates were previously provided.

There is no release date for the operating system yet. But Microsoft promised to provide it as a free upgrade for Windows 10 users.

Windows 11 is expected sometime in October, along with new devices running the operating system.

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