In this new digital age, so much of our lives are played out on a PC. From that important business meeting that spans continents, to online education – the PC has become paramount. With so much time spent on the PC, it’s important that user experience is seamless. Having the best operating system available and running on PCs ensures businesses are as productive as they possibly can be.
The highly anticipated Windows upgrade was launched in June this year. Windows have not released an upgrade since 2015. That’s a long time ago. A lot has changed in the world since then.
Here are seven of the big ways Windows 11 is a step up from Windows 10.
Security is the hot topic in businesses today. At the very least, business IT teams need to be trained and have a high level of security awareness. Windows 11 builds on this foundation by taking us one step closer to a passwordless digital existence. Working together with hardware manufacturers, Microsoft have created an operating system in Windows 11 that moves to a zero-trust framework. With the aim of removing passwords, Windows 11 allows users to create a Microsoft account that uses the face or biometrics rather than a password. Building encrypted biometrics into a virtual machine, Windows 11 protects users from malicious actors attempting to steal their data to gain access.
A faster operating system
Upgrading to Windows 11 will feel the same as a regular Windows 10 update. This is because Windows 11 is a more efficient and therefore a faster operating system. Not only will the time it takes to start your PC be faster, but applications will run faster. More importantly, surfing the web will be faster.
A smoother ride
A simplified and cleaner design to declutter your life. Rather than the Start menu being on the side of the screen, it is now at the bottom centre of the screen. It sits to the left of other important application icons like Windows Explorer. There’s a search icon for finding and launching applications. It also gives you quick access to Microsoft 365 and the cloud. Microsoft has used the best in design to provide an interface that is pleasant on the eye and easy to navigate.
The power of the Windows operating system has always been the way in which users can organise different applications. Windows 11 takes this approach and offers users more. The snap feature will allow users to lock and unlock windows into place, or group windows and lock them down. Or multiple desktops can be set up for different aspects of life. In business, this can mean users can create separate desktops that cater to the various roles an employee can have. For example, an IT professional may like a separate desktop for their development environment and another for everything else.
A major enhancement available in Windows 11 is that Microsoft Teams has been in-built into the operating system. This will make collaboration easier, increasing business productivity. The new Teams and chat functionality will be available on the task bar and give users access to all their contacts regardless of the operating system they’re using. If their contact doesn’t have the Teams application, the user can still communicate with the contact via two-way SMS.
The potential of the Microsoft App Store
For the first time ever, businesses will be able to be benefit from the offerings of the Microsoft App Store. Android apps will be able to be downloaded and run in the Windows 11 environment giving businesses the power to do more. The reverse of this is that businesses will be able to develop and upload their own apps to the store. This will create more economic opportunities to grow and reach new customers. Businesses have the option of bringing their own commerce systems into the store and keeping 100% of the profits or using Microsoft’s with a competitive profit share.
Touch, voice, and graphics enhancements
Windows 11 takes advantage of the latest hardware advancements with enhanced voice, touch, and pen useability. Coupled with enhanced graphics that will definitely be of interest to businesses in the visual/gaming spaces, Microsoft 11 will help businesses do more, faster. Reliable voice typing that automatically punctuates will allow users to take a break from typing.
To keep up with the times in this new digital landscape having the best Microsoft Windows has to offer puts businesses ahead of the rest. Call Lindentech to find out how they can help with your PC operating system needs and upgrading to Windows 11.