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With Microsoft launching the latest version of its operating system, Amshire IT MD Dave Taylor explains why you should make make the upgrade to Windows 11 at work and at home.
After six long years, Microsoft is finally updating its operating system to adapt to the changing needs of its wide customer base. And so far… I am loving it!
So, what did Microsoft change?
1. Windows 11 has streamlined productivity functions.
Microsoft has improved a number of functions so you can spend less time setting up when you first log-on, and can get productive more quickly. These include:
- Allowing PCs to remember your last layout when docking
- Letting each desktop have a different background of your choice
- Bringing back and improving its Widgets function
2. Microsoft Teams is better than ever.
With the coronavirus pandemic accelerating the trend for workplaces to be more remote and less reliant on physical meeting places, the Microsoft Teams business communication platform has become central to many businesses’ day-to-day. Windows 11 has integrated Teams into the OS, making it easier to communicate with everyone.
3. It now supports the Xbox Game pass and Cloud gaming on the Xbox app.
For gamers, Windows 11 means a closer integration between your OS and Microsoft’s Xbox gaming ecosystem. Cloud-based gaming means you can run the most processor-intensive software on a third-party machine, making the newest releases playable on lower-spec PCs as long as you have a strong internet connection.
But not all devices can run Windows 11
While most newer PCs will handle the upgrade to Windows 11, you may need to make a few tweaks to your hardware if your current setup isn’t too good. Helpfully, PCs that aren’t compatible will display a notification on the Updates & Security menu within Windows 10’s settings.
And if you’re thinking about making the switch to Windows 11 and unsure if it would work for you and your business, you can always ask an expert.