Windows 11 For Businesses – The First Look On Key Features And Updates
With support for Windows 7 discontinued and Windows 10 remaining mostly unchanged over the last six years, Microsoft is now moving ahead with Windows 11 for businesses – a new overhauled version of the most popular operating system for desktops. If you are already getting excited about the new release of your favorite operating system, let’s explore what it will come equipped with in our Business for Windows 11 review.
The first major concern for windows users is whether the new Windows 11 will be compatible with the systems you have your current Windows 10 installation on.
According to Microsoft, you’d need a TPM 2.0 module as well as a comparatively modern processor chip (8th Gen Intel, AMD Ryzen 2000 and later) for installing Windows 11 on your PC. This will, certainly, make most Windows 10 PCs of today ineligible to install the new Windows 11. The idea behind raising the bar for hardware requirements is to ensure better security. With the help of TPM, Windows will be able to repel ransomware as well as other malware.
There could possibly be some changes to these requirements, however, as these system requirements are not final yet.
Redesigned Interface For A Whole New Look Windows
Microsoft has done a lot of work to redesign the interface of the new Windows 11 for businesses. So, you can expect a lot of rearranging in your new Windows installation. It also borrows a lot from Google’s Chrome OS, but you may still be able to place different app icons on your desktop background – something that’s not permissible in Chrome OS.
Windows 11 also offer more advanced multitasking and windowing features. All the windows get more rounded corners similar to the ones in macOS. The change may not be too significant, but it does offer a softer look to the operating system.
The new design mostly brings consistency and slickness to the interface, but you may also find a few changes that don’t look too great.
Start Menu, Task Bar, and File Explorer
The Start button in Windows has always resided in the lower-left corner of the display. In Windows 11, however, it will be placed at the extreme left of the centered icons – something you might need to get accustomed to. And, it will move further to the left when you run more programs simultaneously. You can, however, use the Taskbar alignment feature to push the Start button to its native position in Windows – the left corner.
There are quite a few changes made to the Start menu as well. On the top of the panel, you find vestigial tiles, while the frequently used apps and the documents go just below them. The new mini-tiles in the Start menu can be a good option for touch input but expect to lose some info offered by the live tiles.
The taskbar has also received a bit of an overhaul and now offers less informative smaller buttons. When it comes to File Explorer, the folder icons and left panel controls have received an update. The ribbon along its top has been simplified too, making it less distracting and busy compared to the one in old File Explorer.
Layouts and Multitasking
With Windows 11, the new layouts feature allows you to arrange different app windows on the screen better than before. Just hover your cursor on top of the maximize button, and the layouts option will appear – two windows placed side-by-side, three windows with two small and one large window, etc. The window of the app you are currently using goes to the layout position you click. You can move it to other positions in the same fashion whenever you like.
The new Windows 11 also comes with several virtual desktops – a useful option to separate work websites and apps from your personal ones.
Windows 11 for businesses will also come with the Teams integration – particularly useful for businesses during the pandemic. It will allow you to do stuff like muting yourself using the Taskbar, a handy little tweak for times when you’re diverted to some other stuff during a meeting and don’t want to disturb your colleagues. With Teams integration to Windows 11, Skype won’t be included in the package anymore.
Windows 11 for businesses will come with a lot of amazing new features, and some capabilities overhauled. It will be a welcome change to the operating system after six long years.