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Hey Guys, Windows 11 is a big event these days. So, we thought that we should talk about it and share the new features with you. Also, I’m going to answer some frequently asked questions about the new Windows 11.

Firstly, let me share this paragraph from Wikipedia before going deep into our post.

Windows 11 is an upcoming major release of the Windows NT operating system, announced on June 24, 2021, and developed by Microsoft. Expected to be released in late 2021, it is the successor to Windows 10, released six years earlier. Windows 11 will be available as a free upgrade to compatible Windows 10 devices through Windows Update.



Introducing Windows 11



Windows 11 design


Microsoft is bringing in some new features in Windows 11 that will make it a big step up from the previous versions. So, first of all, the design of Windows 11 is quite innovative, it is refreshing, cool, and pretty. We also would describe it as very glossy, has a shininess to it, and glassy translucent elements.


Windows 11 Start Menu


There is a new start menu in windows 11 this might make you a little nervous, it sure made us nervous, as we are all familiar with Microsoft’s tendency of messing with the start button and the start menu in the past. It’s centered by default to keep up with the theme, we liked it, it’s pretty good.


You can always move it back over to the left if you want. The start menu now includes suggestions for apps and documents to open that were recently used. Which makes a lot of sense. Also, similar to how an android you could swipe over to see a google discover page or on ios how you could swipe over to see a bunch of widgets with information or even on the Mac.


In the new windows 11, you can swipe over and you will get a panel of widgets the information will be customized by an AI, we assume it’ll get better over time as it learns more about you, it has some level of customization so you will be able to see things like the weather, news reports, and social posts all over. You can fully swipe over to go to full screen with this if you want to just live there for a little bit it’s pretty cool.

Windows 11 themes

Microsoft Teams


Microsoft has included a new interesting feature, it’s no doubt a pandemic-inspired feature. It is now built-in the windows natively. It is a Microsoft communication app they want to use as much as possible. Even though they do own Skype.
They’re trying to promote teams, to make it the default messaging app. So, the demos they were showing in this event were just people using Microsoft teams. Microsoft Teams, the word teams gave the connotation that it’s a corporate video conferencing app, which makes sense, but Microsoft seemed to try mainstreaming it.

Window Management Controls


I loved the new window management controls, this is something Windows has been ahead of for years and they’re still in the lead now in windows 11.


You hover over the maximize button and you will get all these new multi-window snap presets. It’s super dope for people who work with multiple windows open all the time as I do. Also, Joanna Stern has an awesome exclusive piece in the wall street journal, she mentions there will be “window-like” memorization with external displays now.


It would be annoying when you have a lot of stuff nicely laid out on an external display that is connected to a laptop and when you unplug it you lose it all. Windows 11, will give you what you desire by memorizing their location on that display when you unplug the monitor. All things will go back to where they were after you plug the monitor in. It’s pretty cool, right!


Windows 11 management control


Running Android Apps


The biggest most headline-worthy new feature from Windows 11 that caught my eyes the most has to do with apps. Now, you can run android apps on Windows 11 natively.


They showcased its compatibility with the window management controls, it can potentially give you access to a whole new suite of apps that we all know. Also, it gives you access to work perfectly on the desktop, the laptop, or the two in one that you carry. Whatever runs windows, you gotta bring the most popular apps to windows to get people to use windows.



Microsoft & Amazon Collaboration


However, this super simple headline ( Windows is running android apps) got some details that should you know. The secret is actually a collaboration between Microsoft and Amazon. So, what’s going on here is that Windows is loading up the amazon app store for android apps into the Microsoft windows app store. All of this is going to be run through intel bridge technology.


From Joanna’s piece, she notes that “you’ll be able to search through the Windows app store like normal and when you find an android app in there and you click to download and install it. You will have to be signed into an Amazon account because it’s coming from the amazon app store. The first time you ever do this it’ll have you download and install the amazon app store app for windows, it’s just the first time but it’ll work, and then from there, you’ll be able to download all these amazon app store apps.”


It’s not a hundred percent overlap with the google play store from my experience. It’s pretty close, but it’s the amazon android app store loaded up into the windows app store that makes sense.


Windows 11 Android apps


Windows 11 system requirements


Processor:1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor
RAM:4 gigabyte (GB)
Storage:64 GB or larger storage device
System firmware:UEFI, Secure Boot capable
TPM:Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
Graphics card:Compatible with DirectX 12 or later with WDDM 2.0 driver
Display:High definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per color channel

Microsoft Windows

Windows 11 Release Date


Windows 11 is set for release on October 20, 2021

Microsoft released a beta version on June 24, 2021, if you want to try it earlier. But, it is not the final version.


The 2021 Microsoft Windows Event





In conclusion, those are all the big changes, windows 11 are looking for fresh and clean with this new aesthetic. I am definitely on board with that part it feels modern and there are lots of others behind the scenes and under the hood changes.

I’m impressed I think they might have just broken the cycle the on-off. I kind of like this update, we’ll see.


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