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Windows 11: For better productivity and Collaboration

Windows 11: For better productivity and Collaboration

Windows 11 is about to release and I am so excited because Since Windows 10 there are many changes that everyone is expecting. Since Windows 1996 was launched, Windows Evolved and Microsoft helped us to get connected to family, friends and co-workers. Since Covid19 Pandemic, we become more dependent on Microsoft Windows for Education, Connecting with Family and working from home.

Today three are more than 1.3 billion monthly active devices using Windows 10. We recently got update from Microsoft on Windows 10 version 21H2 with many new hybrid features like universal printing. But now Windows 11 is ready for us for better option for work and learning.

Windows 11 Hybrid Work and Learning

Windows11 is here which is an operating system for Hybrid Work and Learning. That is what Microsoft says. Where people are now more connected and security is the major aspect that must be considered specially the cyber security. Being connected means more vulnerable. In Windows 11 connectivity, collaboration and security should be the major focus.

Windows 11

Windows 11 Security Features

When I talk about Security I mean everything related to secure the users, data and system from all the cyber security threats including Phishing, ransomware and all other malwares.

Microsoft says that security is most complex now since we have seen it ever since. Windows 11 is Zero Trust ready and secure design. Which means the key security features are already in place like hardware-based isolation, encryption and malware prevention these features are turned on by default.

Windows 11

Release Date

End of Year 2021

Key Features

New Interface

Windows 11 has improved graphics with rounded edges. A centered start menu and task bar like MAC OS which

Hands-on with new Windows 11 Start Menu, arriving later this year

Customized Widgets

Widgets were introduced by Microsoft in Windows Vista, but it disappeared in Windows10 now windows 11 has Widgets can be added directly from the Task bar and then can be customized and personalized.

Windows 11 could mark the return of third-party desktop widgets - Sd  Bpositive

Personalized Desktop

Virtual Desktop in this version has made it easy to switch between personal, work, school or gaming environment. Be it customizing the background or using multiple monitor for each environment.

File Explorer

Windows 11 still comes with the same File Explorer, but it’s getting some much-needed improvements. For instance, the Explorer now sports new icons, rounded corners, and dark mode improvements.

Windows 11: zoom on File Explorer and Rounded Task Manager – Clubic

Microsoft has optimized the interface of the Explorer for both mouse and touch users. As Windows 11 doesn’t come with a tablet mode, these changes will help users with touchscreen, so they can easily interact rename, select or delete files.

Windows Camera

A new Camera Settings page is being introduced for advanced users to help them manage the existing cameras, add/remove cameras and configure the default image settings of each one.

Currently, you can customize your camera experience third-party apps only. However, Windows 11 comes with a new settings page that can be found at Settings > Devices > Camera, and users can use it to configure the default image settings,

Battery usage

Windows 11 finally comes with a redesigned ‘Battery’ settings page. This features detailed graphs to help anyone understand how their laptop/notebook uses the battery.

Windows 10 Mobile TP now offers more detailed battery usage information -  MSPoweruser

Device Manager

Device Manager has been updated with rounded corners and new icon, but there are a few minor additions too. The first new feature is a new filter for  ‘Devices by driver’, which is being introduced to help users get a list of devices using a particular driver

Device manager

Display Settings

Microsoft is introducing a new feature that allows users to turn off the content-adaptive brightness control (CABC) feature. This feature is offered on laptops to improve battery performance on PCs, but apparently, it comes at the cost of image quality.

Starting with the next generation of Windows, we can turn off the feature by navigating to the Display Settings page.

The graphs will appear within the modern settings app and users can monitor their laptop’s battery level throughout the day. You can also open the bar graph view to better understand the battery usage over the past seven days.

Windows 11 Beta

You need to register for Windows Insider to get the latest Updates and Beta OS. You can deep dive into the creation of windows 11 too. Click here

Windows 11 ISO Download

Windows 11 isn’t here yet, but will be coming later this year. If you’re excited, there are some things you can do in the meantime to get ready. You can download the compatibility check from here

Windows 11 Health Check

Windows 11 System Requirements

These are the basic requirements for installing Windows 11 on a PC. If your device does not meet these requirements, you may not be able to install Windows 11 on your device and might want to consider purchasing a new PC. Hardware Specs required for Windows 11 are below;

Processor Greater than 1 Ghz with 2 cores 64Bit Processor
RAM Minimum 4GB
Storage Minimum 64GB
Graphics Card DirectX12 with WDDM 2.0 Driver
Connection Internet Connection is required to complete the Installation
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