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Microsoft unveils Windows 11

Posted by: Jo Love
Category: Company, Oxfordshire telecoms

Last week Microsoft unveiled Windows 11, its next-generation operating system that will become available later this year. The details follows their announcement earlier this month that Windows 10 will no longer be supported from 2025.

Windows 11 will be available as a free update to existing Windows 10 users – although some devices will not have the suitable specifications (these include a minimum of 64 gigabytes of storage and 4 gigabytes of RAM). There are currently about 1.3 billion devices running Windows 10.

So what have we learned from the announcement? 

~      The new software will let Android apps run on Windows desktop.

~      Windows 11 will let users configure multiple desktops for work, home, and gaming, like on a Mac.

~      One cosmetic change is putting the ‘Start’ button at the bottom-centre of the screen rather than the left-hand side.

~      The interface has been softened with rounded corners and fresh-looking icons, with Teams integrated directly into the taskbar.

~      Smaller, faster security updates – taking place in the background.

It does seem like a feature-rich update, instead a full version release. We will keep you posted as we learn more.