On June 24, 2021, Microsoft announced a major release of Windows 11 developed by Microsoft.
Windows 11 will be available as a free upgrade to compatible Windows 10 devices through Windows update.
The company has detailed factors that help decide whether your existing machine can run the new operating system update, and also adds that it will reconsider some minimum requirements such as the inclusion of Intel’s 7th-generation chips and Zen-2-based chips from AMD.
Windows is an open platform means that everyone has open access to running the widest range of applications on Windows, allowing all developers to create applications and experiences that allow users to create, learn, and play.
The improvement made in Windows 11 are:
- The Fluent design system and WinUI; and
- What’s new for game developers.
- The new Microsoft Store;
- Improvements in end-to-end Web development;
- New features coming for native Windows apps
Minimum System Requirements
- Processor 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)
- Memory 4 GB RAM
- Storage 64 GB or larger storage device
- System firmware UEFI, Secure Boot capable
- TPM Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
- Graphics card DirectX 12 compatible graphics / WDDM 2.x
- Display >9” with HD Resolution (720p)
- Internet connection Microsoft account and internet connectivity required for setup for Windows 11 Home.
Updates made in Windows 11
Windows 11 has all the power and security of Windows 10 with a fresh and redesigned look.
It also comes with new tools, sounds, and apps. Every detail has been considered. It all comes together to bring you a refreshing experience on your PC.
1. Redesigned for productivity, creativity, and ease
Microsoft simplified the design and user experience to boost productivity and inspire creativity. It is modern, fresh, clean, and beautiful.
From the new Start button and taskbar to every sound, font, and icon, everything was intentionally done to put you in control and give you a sense of calm and tranquility.
They put Start at the center and made it easier to quickly find what you need.
Windows 11, introduced Snap Layouts, Snap Groups, and Desktops to provide an even more powerful way to multitask and stay on top of what you need to get done.
Windows 11 cuts through complexity and brings you simplicity.
2. A faster way to connect to the people you care about
With Windows 11, Microsoft introduces Microsoft Teams Chat built into the taskbar. Now you can instantly connect via text, chat, voice or video with all your contacts, anywhere, no matter what platform or device they are on, on Windows, Android, or iOS.
If the person you’re connecting with on the other end hasn’t downloaded the Teams app, you can still connect with them via two-way SMS.
3. Delivering the best PC gaming experiences yet
Windows 11 unlocks the full potential of your system’s hardware, putting some of the latest gaming technology to work for you. Like:
- DirectX 12 Ultimate, which can enable breathtaking, immersive graphics at high frame rates;
- DirectStorage for faster load times and more detailed game worlds;
- Auto HDR for a wider, more vivid range of colors for a truly captivating visual experience.
Nothing has changed in our commitment to hardware compatibility –
Windows 11 supports your favorite PC gaming accessories and peripherals. With Xbox Game Pass for PC or Ultimate, gamers get access to over 100 high-quality PC games with new games added all the time, and it’s still just as easy to find people to play with, no matter if they’re playing on a game. PC or console.
4. A faster way to get the information you care about
Windows 11 brings you closer to the news and information you care about faster with Widgets –
- A new personalized feed powered by AI and best-in-class browser performance from Microsoft Edge.
- A moment to check in with the outside world or give ourselves a mental reset.
5. Faster, more secure, and familiar with IT
For IT, Windows 11 is built on the consistent, compatible, and familiar Windows 10 foundation you already know. You will plan, prepare, and deploy Windows 11 just like you do Windows 10 today.
The familiar management experiences you have in place today, such as Microsoft Endpoint Manager, cloud setup, Windows Update for Business, and Autopilot, will support your environment of tomorrow as you integrate Windows 11 into your estate.
In this modern era, where laptops and PC become the most important part of our lives, Microsoft released Windows 11 which is designed to bring you closer to what you love.