Microsoft today announced that Windows 11 will go on sale on October 5. As expected, this new operating system can be installed for free through an update on Windows 10 computers that meet the minimum requirements.
Of course, the updates to the new OS will begin to be deployed that day, but it will be a staggered update and maybe some users might not receive this update until after a few weeks and even months. Windows Update will be in charge of letting you know when you have access to the system update.
Today we are delighted to announce that Windows 11 will become available on October 5, 2021. On that day, the free upgrade to Windows 11 will begin rolling out to qualifying Windows 10 computers and computers that come preloaded with Windows 11 will begin to be available for purchase.
Here are 11 Major Highlights of Windows 11
- The new design and sounds are modern, fresh, clean and beautiful, giving you a sense of calm and tranquility.
- With Start, we’ve put you and your content at the center. Start uses the power of the cloud and Microsoft 365 to show you your recent files no matter what device you were viewing them on.
- Snap layouts, Snap groups, and desktops provide an even more powerful way to multitask and optimize your screen real estate.
- Microsoft Teams chat built into the taskbar offers a faster way to connect with the people you care about.
- Widgets, a new custom feed powered by AI, provide a faster way to access the information that matters to you, and with Microsoft Edge’s world-class performance, speed, and productivity features you can get more done on the web. .
- Windows 11 offers the best Windows ever for gaming and unleashes the full potential of your system hardware with technology like DirectX 12 Ultimate, Direct Storage and Auto HDR. With Xbox Game Pass for PC or Ultimate you’ll have access to over 100 high-quality PC games to play on Windows 11 for one low monthly price.
- Windows 11 comes with a new rebuilt Microsoft Store with a totally new design that makes it easy to find and discover your favorite apps, games, shows, and movies in one trusted location. We look forward to continuing our journey to bring Android apps to Windows 11 and the Microsoft Store through our collaboration with Amazon and Intel; this will start with a preview for Windows Insiders in the coming months.
- Windows 11 is the most inclusive version of Windows, with new accessibility improvements created by and for people with disabilities.
- Windows 11 opens up new opportunities for developers and creators. We’re opening the store to allow more developers and independent software vendors (ISVs) to bring their apps to the store, enhancing web and native app development with new developer tools, and making it easier to update the look and feel of all designs and experiences of our applications.
- Windows 11 is optimized for speed, efficiency, and enhanced experiences with touch, stylus, and voice input.
- Windows 11 is the hybrid work operating system, offering new experiences that work the way you work, are secure by design, and easy and familiar for IT to deploy and manage. Businesses can also try Windows 11 in preview today on Azure Virtual Desktop, or in general availability by experiencing Windows 11 on the new Windows 365.