By now most of us have not only speculated Microsoft’s announcement is about their next generation of Windows 11 operating system but also that this indeed is a change we all require and have been seeking for to refreshen ourselves. In this blog post, we list everything about Windows 11 we know so far about.
Major Windows 11 features so far!
- Windows 11 succeeds Windows 10, the official support for the later ends on October 14, 2025 and Windows 10 extended support is until January 9, 2029. This clear marks the era of Windows 11 – the next generation of Microsoft’s OS.
- Windows 11, code named Sun Valley, features a set to modernize the system’s user interface. Windows 11’s desktop UI/UX resembles that of cancelled Windows 10X. There is something we are hearing about Windows 11 branding – having a new set of UI experience plus the redesigned out-of-box experience (OOBE). Redesigned Windows 11 features Microsoft’s Fluent Design guidelines focusing translucency, rounded corners and center aligned taskbar with a new redesigned Start menu.
- Windows 11 runs on Microsoft Surface devices. This means Windows 11 possibly has derivatives of never released Windows 10X.
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- Windows 11 has Widgets. Widgets are one of the difficult thought processes that Microsoft has in, sometimes they make it thru, other times Widgets are out of the game. However, Windows 11’s widgets are mere accessory panels to display few Microsoft chosen boxes to feature news, weather and so on directly from the taskbar.
- Windows 11 speed wise outperforms Windows 10. Windows 11 is far better in performance compared to Windows 10. This clearly marks that Windows 11 is not only about the visual shakeup of the Windows but also some jetpack fuels to boost the working speeds. So, expect good performance bump with Windows 11.
- No timeline in Windows 11. Probably Microsoft thought that timeline feature was limited to users having signed in multiple Windows PC, but it definitely was a feature for many of us. Now that Windows 11 only has a couple times to display in the start menu initiated “Recommended” items.
- Windows 11 is a free upgrade for Windows 10 users. There is no other means to have rise in Windows 11 user base otherwise for the Microsoft giant.
- Windows 11 loves touch screen. Now that Windows 11 features much improved rounded and extra cautious Windows for the touch screen usage. However, Windows 11 no longer has a dedicated tablet mode from the action center that probably very few of us ever used.
- Snapping UX in Windows 11. If you are always snapping multiple windows applications here and there, you might be excited about the new improvements brought by Windows 11. Upon hovering to the maximize icon, you are presented a beautifully placed 4 options to snap your current windows. Snapping feature in Windows 11 equally works in both touch and non-touch screens.
- Windows 11 security. Microsoft is embracing multifactor authentication and bringing improvements to Windows Hello. Data protection and more biometric authentication mechanism is what we are expecting. Perhaps more support for passwordless authentication is on its way.
We will keep publishing more about Windows 11 as hear from Microsoft’s announcement on June 24th.