Windows 11 has been specifically designed to support today’s hybrid working environment that has been adopted by many of us.
It offers more innovations as well as a new look and customer interface.
What are some of the changes you can expect?
The noticeable change is the almost mac like interface with rounded corners and a centralised start menu. The new simplified look has been designed to enable better productivity and creativity for users.
Users will have access to widgets directly from the taskbar and these can be personalised as you like, so you can have everything where you want it. Microsoft Teams chat will also be integrated directly into the task bar, making it easier to access. You can instantly connect through text, chat, voice or video with all of your personal contacts, anywhere, no matter the platform or device they’re on, across Windows, Android or iOS.
There are also a range of other updates to bring users more apps and better entertainment experiences.
Security is key to Windows 11
It is secure by design with new built-in technologies and a zero-trust operating system to protect data and access across devices. Microsoft has worked to raise security baselines to combat the evolving threats and meet the needs of the new hybrid way of working.
How will it affect existing Windows 10 users?
Well, you’ll be pleased to know that Windows 11 is built on the same foundations as windows 10, so the investments you will have made into tools and updates will be carried forward. In terms of licensing, there are no unique requirements beyond what is required for Windows 10 devices. There are hardware requirements to enable the upgrade but you can use the Windows checker here to check your devices. You can also view all of the system requirements here. Most accessories and associated drivers that work with Windows 10 are expected to work with Windows 11 but you may want to check with your accessory manufacturer for the specific details.