📢 Microsoft announced Windows 11 release date; rollout begins October 5th

Microsoft announced the official release date of Windows 11 when it will start rolling out to eligible Windows 10 devices and continue till mid-2022. - Story by Kunal Chowdhury on


Windows 11, which was officially announced in June, is currently available as "Preview Build" to the Windows Insiders in the Dev and Beta channel. Microsoft today confirmed the release date of Windows 11. According to the official announcement, Windows 11 will be released on .

 

Windows 11 will begin rolling out as a free upgrade to eligible Windows 10 PCs that meet the minimum system requirements set by Microsoft.

 

Windows 11 will be available on October 5

 

Windows 11 Release Date

According to the official announcement, Windows 11 will be released on . Starting this date, the eligible Windows 10 PCs that meet the minimum hardware requirements will start receiving Windows 11 updates as a free upgrade.

 

The update will be rolled out in a phased and measured way with a focus on quality. We expect all eligible devices to be offered the free upgrade to Windows 11 by mid-2022, said Microsoft. If you have a Windows 10 PC that’s eligible for the upgrade, Windows Update will let you know when it’s available.

 

 

Highlights of Windows 11 new features

Here are 11 highlights of features that you will find in Windows 11:

  • The new design and sounds are modern, fresh, clean and beautiful, bringing you a sense of calm and ease.
  • With Start, we’ve put you and your content at the center. Start utilizes the power of the cloud and Microsoft 365 to show you your recent files no matter what device you were viewing them on.
  • Snap Layouts, Snap Groups and Desktops provide an even more powerful way to multitask and optimize your screen real estate.
  • Chat from Microsoft Teams integrated into the taskbar provides a faster way to connect to the people you care about.
  • Widgets, a new personalized feed powered by AI, provides a faster way to access the information you care about, and with Microsoft Edge’s world class performance, speed and productivity features you can get more done on the web.
  • Windows 11 delivers the best Windows ever for gaming and unlocks the full potential of your system’s hardware with technology like DirectX12 Ultimate, DirectStorage and Auto HDR. With Xbox Game Pass for PC or Ultimate you get access to over 100 high-quality PC games to play on Windows 11 for one low monthly price.
  • Windows 11 comes with a new Microsoft Store rebuilt with an all-new design making it easier to search and discover your favorite apps, games, shows, and movies in one trusted location. We look forward to continuing our journey to bring Android apps to Windows 11 and the Microsoft Store through our collaboration with Amazon and Intel; this will start with a preview for Windows Insiders over the coming months.
  • Windows 11 is the most inclusively designed version of Windows with new accessibility improvements that were built for and by people with disabilities.
  • Windows 11 unlocks new opportunities for developers and creators. We are opening the Store to allow more developers and independent software vendors (ISVs) to bring their apps to the Store, improving native and web app development with new developer tools, and making it easier for you to refresh the look and feel across all our app designs and experiences.
  • Windows 11 is optimized for speed, efficiency and improved experiences with touch, digital pen and voice input.
  • Windows 11 is the operating system for hybrid work, delivering new experiences that work how you work, are secure by design, and easy and familiar for IT to deploy and manage. Businesses can also test Windows 11 in preview today in Azure Virtual Desktop, or at general availability by experiencing Windows 11 in the new Windows 365.

 





Latest Tech News