Microsoft has announced Windows 11
, the operating system that will succeed Windows 10 in the coming years. The IT giant seized the opportunity to hold an online conference chaired by Panos Panay, Microsoft Product Manager.
During the introduction, the moderator described the new operating system as “the Windows that brings you closer to the things you love.” The operating system is built around the search for simplicity, improved performance, and increased multitasking efficiency. As Microsoft said, “Windows 11 adapts to you, not the other way around.”
During the short presentation, Microsoft provided an overview of the great features that will distinguish Windows 11 from its predecessors. First of all, the operating system is supposed to be less power consuming compared to previous versions of Windows.
In particular, Microsoft advertises better performance when browsing the web via Microsoft Edge. Also, windows updates will appear 40% less than current updates. It will also be installed in the background to reduce the impact on CPU performance.
Unsurprisingly, Microsoft introduced a new interface design. In which we discovered a new start menu.
Also, the start button is now a hub on the taskbar. On this side we find several elements that were already included in the interface of Windows 10X, the previous operating system.
Panos Panay explained in a blog post: “We put the Démarrer button in the middle of the operating system and made it easy to quickly find everything you need. Begin using the ability of Cloud and Microsoft 365 to view your recent files regardless of which platform or device you were viewing them on.”
Windows 11The aesthetics is characterized by the presence of close-ups and several widgets that aim to deliver quick information (weather, news…) in a descending pane on the left, and these widgets have already appeared on Windows 10. Widgets use artificial intelligence to deliver personalized content to users. Windows 11 includes both dark and clear operating modes. It is clear that Microsoft has greatly improved the dark operating style compared to that of Windows 10.
Windows 11 also offers a tool for organizing the position of applications on the screen. You can drag an app to one corner, and another to another. Windows 11 will become a place where you can check out your applications. This option is particularly useful for users who work on multiple screens in a stimulus setting. In addition, the operating system makes it easy to adjust the size of application windows on touch screens. These add-ons are “designed to help you organize your windows and maximize space.”
More generally, the interface takes from your habits.
Repeated connections will appear as pop-ups in the start bar. And the combination of shortcuts will make it possible to launch a video call in just a few clicks. Another big news: Android apps can run on Windows 11. Apps originally developed for Android smartphones will be available for download on the new Windows Store that will be included in the operating system. Android apps will feature new features that Microsoft will unlock, such as automated design.
And to improve productivity, Microsoft will integrate the Times directly into the Windows interface on your Skype account. Plugins will allow you to connect with your connections faster. The Times becomes a system-wide messaging application. As Microsoft Team Messages will be integrated into the Windows 11 taskbar. As Microsoft elaborated: “You can now communicate with your friends, family, and surroundings.” And that’s good news for the 145 million active daily users of The Times.
Finally, Microsoft announces a “redesigned App Store” with a “new, beautiful, simple-to-use design” to allow users to easily and securely install apps. The Xbox game card is also integrated with Windows 11 thanks to a new Xbox app that has been in the process of testing for several months