Windows 11 features leaked: Microsoft is going to show off what’s next for Windows during an event at 8:30 pm IST on June 24. After spending one day using what we’re calling the Windows 11 “preview” as our main operating system in place of Windows 10, there’s a lot that was worth the many months of hype and rumors. From a radical new Start Menu, new rounded corners, a fresh dark mode, and more, here are 11 things in Windows 11 that excite us.
The first thing that popped up in Windows 11 was the new Start Menu. Although controversial, this is one of the most exciting changes for us. The design heralds a new era of Windows for Microsoft, and brings Windows 10 into the past.
Instead of veering left as it has since Windows 95 (except for Windows 8), Microsoft is now pushing the Start menu to the center, although you can still move it to the left if you like. They float!
This alone is a big change, but the design is also different. Instead of showing Live Tiles and a long list of apps, the Windows 11 Start menu shows you the “installed” apps and your most recent files. It makes it easy to get to the things you want to use with minimal distraction, and it’s totally refreshing.
Even the taskbar is centered so that apps appear in the center of the screen where your eyes would normally align. This is then paired with a new search icon, which shows a floating search bar, rather than an off-center box like on current versions of Windows. Again, this helps put the things that are most important to you front and center – much like macOS or Chrome OS – and it’s pretty neat.
Features of Microsoft Windows 11
The fusion of Desktop and Modern User Interface
To put it simply, the latest UI applications are run from the desktop, in Window mode.
Integration with Bing Intensified
Microsoft’s focus on Bing remains the same and it is deeper as far as Windows 11. There is a lot of scope in the coming version of Windows to integrate SEARCH into the operating system.
Integration with Azure Intensified for Cloud Storage
Microsoft continues to lay emphasis on the usage of Azure for cloud storage. Microsoft can integrate elements of the operating system into cloud documents or file storage.
Improved Power Management
Microsoft did a brilliant job as far as power management with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. It is expected that Microsoft will make the OS more efficient in the later versions of Windows
Windows 11 is expected to have enhanced security features, with fingerprint recognition. Microsoft is known for its brilliant job of security, persisting to block the operating system with all major releases.
Competition to Siri and Google
Windows 11 is expected to have Cortana that intends to compete with virtual assistants from Apple and Google. It will be in all types of devices such as interactive panels, laptops, and tablets.
Cortana’s PPC-oriented features were demonstrated during Cortana’s introduction, by Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore. Cortana will be a virtual assistant that helps users easily access files, apps, and other information.
Exclusive Versions for Key Apps
Microsoft is creating special versions to install key applications such as MS Office for smartphones and tablets. The MS Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint will virtually look like their desktop versions.
Apart from this, they will be optimized for the touch screen and size of the device. All the files can be easily accessed on such devices via Microsoft’s Cloud Infrastructure, regardless of where they were created.
Xbox Embedded in Windows 11
For game lovers, there’s good news. Every Windows-powered device comes with a pre-installed Xbox application.
Gamers can now record game sessions via Game DVR tools and share them through the Xbox network. You can broadcast any Xbox One game to any Windows 11-powered device.
Versions of Windows 11
There are six editions of Windows 11, and they’re:
- Windows 11 Home
- Windows 11 Pro
- Windows 11 Education
- Windows 11 Enterprise
- Windows 11 Mobile
- Windows 11 Mobile Enterprise
Windows 11 System Requirements
Here are the PC specifications you require to upgrade to Windows 11 on your PC or Laptop:
- Latest OS: Make sure you are running the latest versions – either Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 update.
- Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC (CPU + others)
- RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit (minimum requirements)
- Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS or 20 GB for 64-bit OS
- Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver
- Display: 800 x 600