Windows 11 is an upcoming operating system from Microsoft, announced on June 24, 2021, as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. Windows 11 will be released to the general public in late 2021, and is available as a free upgrade for Windows 10 devices through Windows Update. Windows 11 is expected to be released on October 5, 2021.
After the release of Windows 10, Microsoft declared it to be the “final version of Windows”. The operating system is oriented as a service, with new builds and updates being released over time. However, speculations about a new or redesigned version of Windows have surfaced after a job listing mentioned “total rejuvenation” of Windows was posted by Microsoft.Codenamed “Sun Valley”, the redesign was carried out to modernize the user interface system.
Announced Windows 11
On June 24, 2021, Microsoft officially announced Windows 11. According to Nadella, Windows 11 is “an evolution of the operating system”. Other details for developers are updates to Microsoft Store, new Windows App SDK (with code “Project Reunion”), Fluent Design and more already discussed at another event for to the developer on the same day.
Windows 11 release date
Windows 11 was released in an official Microsoft support document in June 2021. Images of the purported alpha build 21996.1 of Windows 11 were subsequently leaked online on June 15, 2021, followed by the leak of the aforementioned build on the same day. Screenshots and leaked builds show an interface that resembles the look and feel of the now-defunct Windows 10X, along with an out-of-the-box experience (OOBE) and redesigned Windows 11 branding. Microsoft later confirmed the authenticity of the leaked beta, with Panay saying it was an “initial weird build”.
At the June 24 media event, Microsoft also announced that Windows 11 would be officially released on “Holiday 2021” (end of 2021) but did not give a specific date. The release will be available as a free upgrade to eligible Windows 10 devices through Windows Update. On June 28, Microsoft announced the release of the first preview build and SDK of Windows 11 to Windows Insider members.
On August 31, 2021, Microsoft announced that Windows 11 is scheduled for release on October 5, 2021. The release will be rolled out in phases, with newer eligible devices being offered the upgrade first. Microsoft expects the rollout to be complete by mid-2022. Since Windows 10 was released on July 29, 2015, the preceding 6 years was the longest period between consecutive releases of the Microsoft Windows operating system, surpassing the interval between Windows XP and Windows 10. (released on October 25, 2001) and Windows Vista (released on January 30, 2007).
Windows 11 features
Windows 11, the first major Windows release since 2015, builds on its predecessor by improving the user interface to follow Fluent Design principles. The redesign focuses on ease of use and flexibility, comes with new features and performance as well as security and accessibility updates, addressing some of the shortcomings. of Windows 10.
The Microsoft Store, which serves as a unified storefront for apps and other content, was also redesigned in Windows 11. Microsoft now allows developers to distribute Win32, in-house web applications, and packaging technology in the Microsoft Store, along with standard Universal Windows Platform apps.
Microsoft has pushed for performance improvements such as smaller update sizes, faster web browsing in “any browser”, faster wake-up times from sleep, and faster Windows Hello authentication.
Updated Xbox app included with Windows 11. Auto HDR and DirectStorage technology developed by Xbox Series X and Series S will be integrated into Windows 11; the second requires a graphics card that supports DirectX 12 and an SSD.
11 outstanding features of the Windows 11 version:
1: The design and sound are modern, fresh and sophisticated, giving users a feeling of relaxation and convenience.
2: When you click Start, the content will appear in the center of the screen. Powered by the cloud and Microsoft 365, Start shows users the files they recently viewed regardless of which device they previously accessed from.
3: Snap Layouts, Snap Groups, and Desktops features allow users to optimize screen space and multitask.
4: The chat feature through Microsoft Teams is integrated right on the Taskbar to be able to connect with people quickly.
5: Thanks to AI, the personalized Widgets feed works to make it easy for users to access the information they care about using the Microsoft Edge browser. With the performance, speed, and other features of Microsoft Edge, users can do more than just browse the web.
6: Windows 11 is also the best version of Windows for gamers thanks to its ability to unleash the full potential of hardware with technologies like DirectX12 Ultimate, DirectStorage and Auto HDR. With Xbox Game Pass for PC or Ultimate, players can access over 100 games for a reasonable fee (Xbox Game Pass sold separately).
7: Launched with Windows 11, the Microsoft Store with a completely new design will make it easier for users to search and discover apps, games, and movies in one place. We look forward to continuing our journey to bring Android apps to Windows 11 and the Microsoft Store through our partnership with Amazon and Intel. This will begin with the Windows Insider community preview in the coming months.
8: Windows 11 is the most user-friendly design version of Windows ever with many accessibility enhancements built and made for people with disabilities.
9: Windows 11 opens up many new opportunities for developers and creators. We want to enable more and more independent developers and software vendors (ISVs) to put their apps on the Store, improving native and web app development with new tools for developers, and make it easy for users to refresh the look and feel across all the app designs and experiences we offer.
10: Windows 11 delivers ultimate speed and performance, as well as improved experiences with touch, digital pen, and voice device control.
11: Windows 11 is the perfect operating system for an integrated working model, providing new experiences that match modern working trends while ensuring security, while maintaining deployment and management tools. familiar management for the IT team. Businesses can also test Windows 11 in preview today at Azure Virtual Desktop or by experiencing Windows 11 in the new Windows 365.
Windows 11 user interface
The redesigned interface is present throughout the operating system, with new opacity, shadow, palette, and rounded corners all appearing throughout the system. The taskbar buttons are centered by default, and the new “Utilities” button shows a panel with widgets along with a news feed powered by Microsoft News (replacing the “news” panel and preferences” introduced in later versions of Windows 10). The taskbar is permanently fixed to the bottom edge of the screen and cannot be moved to the top, left, or right edges of the screen in Windows 11 (although the icons in the center can be moved to the left).
The Start menu has been significantly redesigned, replacing the “live tiles” introduced in Windows 8.x and 10 with a grid of “pinned” apps and a list of recent apps and documents.
Task View, a feature introduced in Windows 10, has a refreshed design and supports providing separate wallpapers for each virtual desktop. Window capture has been enhanced with two additional features; “snap layouts” allow users to choose a predefined layout they want to use to tile multiple windows onto the screen. The tiled window arrangement can be minimized and restored from the taskbar as a “snap group”.
Windows 11 has a new font, Segoe UI Variable. The font is designed to scale better with higher dots-per-inch screens, something the old Segoe UI didn’t have. Other changes to the system include new system icons, animations, sounds, and widgets. Much of the interface and start menu inspired by Windows 10X has been discontinued. Windows 11 also features new designs for the File Explorer and Windows Settings apps.
Windows Subsystem for Android
Windows 11 will also allow users to install and run Android apps on their devices using the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) and the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). Users can install Android apps from the Microsoft Store through the Amazon Appstore. This feature will require a Microsoft account, an Amazon account, and a one-time installation of the Windows Amazon Appstore client. Users can also install Android apps through any source using the Android application package (APK).
Security system on windows 11
As part of the minimum system requirements, Windows 11 only works on devices with the Trusted Platform Module 2.0 security coprocessor. According to Microsoft, the TPM 2.0 coprocessor is a “critical element” for protection from software and cyberattacks. Additionally, Microsoft now requires devices running Windows 11 to include virtualization-based security (VBS), hypervisor-protected code integrity (HVCI), and Secure Boot enabled by default. . The operating system also features hardware-enforced stack protection for supported Intel and AMD processors to protect against zero-day vulnerabilities.
Like its predecessor, Windows 11 also supports multi-factor authentication and biometric authentication through Windows Hello.
System requirements to install windows 11
Windows 11’s minimum system requirements are much higher than Windows 10’s. Windows 11 only supports 64-bit systems, such as those using x86-64 or ARM64; support for IA-32 processors has been dropped. Minimum RAM and internal memory requirements have also been raised; Windows 11 currently requires at least 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. S mode is only supported for the Home edition of Windows 11. As of June 2021, only 8th Gen Intel Core (Coffee Lake, Whiskey Lake) or later, AMD Zen+ (except for Ryzen 1st Gen “AF” versions) and higher, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 850, as well as sets newer processors are supported.
Legacy BIOS is no longer supported; instead a UEFI system combined with Secure Boot and TPM 2.0 security coprocessor. The TPM requirement in particular has been controversial since many motherboards do not support TPM, as well as the requirement for a compatible TPM module to be installed on the motherboard or to have TPM built into the CPU or hardware that is disabled by default. default, can be resolved by changing the settings in the computer’s UEFI to enable.
Preview versions of Windows 11 can be installed on systems with legacy BIOS, without Secure Boot or TPM 2.0. There has been considerable criticism about the environmental impact of Microsoft abandoning millions of old computers, or many computers that still meet users’ needs but do not meet the requirements of Windows 11 when Windows 10 was discontinued. gradually eliminated.