Microsoft unveils Windows 11: New design, features and more

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The latest operating system from Microsoft has an all-new design and a host of new features.

After almost six years,

Microsoft

has announced the release of a new version of the its operating system —

Windows 11

. The latest operating system from Microsoft has an all-new design and a host of new features.


What’s new with Windows 11?

For starters, there’s a new

Start

menu and Microsoft has also revamped the Start button. Both the Start menu and button are now centred on the taskbar. The Start menu also has a feature which we last saw in Windows 8 — Live Tiles. It does look a bit ‘inspired’ from Google’s Chrome OS. The Start menu also has a Search bar for going through the Web,

OneDrive

as well as the PC.
Microsoft has also revamped the design with icons more rounded There are also new themes and dark/light mode option available with Windows 11.
Another new feature is Snap Groups, which is a collection of apps that users can access easily on the task bar. With Windows 11, users can also access apps on multiple displays for a smoother workflow.
All-new Windows store: Android apps on Windows
The Windows Store is getting a new look with updated icons and layouts. Android apps will also be available on Windows 11. Microsoft said that it will use Amazon's app store to get Android apps on Windows 11. Using Intel Bridge technology, Android apps will be available Windows Store.
Apart from this, Microsoft is giving incentives to developers as well. Developers will have an option to use any payment system for in-app purchases. More importantly, Microsoft will not take any cut on those transactions. This is a big incentive for developers as they have to pay Apple 30% cut on transactions on the App Store.
Microsoft Teams will also have a deeper integration with Windows 11. Users will have the option of directly starting a Teams meeting and the app will get a prominent position on Windows 11.

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