Windows 11 will usher in a new era of change for Microsoft fans. Here are some of the best features coming to PCs near you in October 2021.
In less than a month, Windows 11 will officially start rolling out to select devices. This means that you will be able to experience firsthand the future of Windows and all its great features.
From Virtual Desktops to Snap Layouts, Windows 11 comes with a healthy dose of new additions. So, let’s take a look at the five best Windows 11 features that you should try when it launches on October 5, 2021.
If you keep your Windows 10 machine updated, you may have noticed the addition of weather information in the taskbar. Microsoft calls this new feature “News and Interests,” and its main function is to bring you news, weather information, stock information, and traffic information.
This is exactly how Widgets in Windows 11 will work. Windows 11 will provide you with a customizable information feed that you can customize to your liking. For example, the AI-powered Widgets Section will tell you all about your news, weather, to-do lists, and calendar entries, among other things.
Plus, the widget will improve the more you use it as this section will adapt and show you more relevant content. You can also resize individual widgets to your liking.
Suffice it to say, the Widgets Section has the potential to become a staple Windows feature for the future. Therefore, be sure to give it a try when you get Windows 11.
Snap Layouts And Snap Groups
Multitasking is a big part of the new Windows experience. Windows 11 is set to take multitasking to a whole new level with Snap Layouts and Snap Groups.
Snap Layouts let you organize your open windows into different layouts. For example, you can arrange two windows side by side or use a layout to place them on top of each other. Snap Layouts will allow you to split your screen real estate between different apps in a number of different ways.
Once you find the perfect layout, you can group windows with a feature called Microsoft Snap Groups. Snap Groups take the layout and group the windows. By grouping windows, you can easily minimize them and bring them up again with one click.
Snap Groups will also retain their layout even if you rearrange your monitor layout.
Ask anyone who uses the same PC for work and entertainment, and they’ll tell you how hard it is to keep a desktop tidy. Virtual Desktops in Windows 11 aims to change this by allowing you to create separate desktops for different purposes.
Let’s say you’re a programmer by day and a gamer by night. With Windows 11, you can keep files and programming programs on one desktop and create separate desktops for your games. And you can seamlessly switch between these different desktops from the taskbar.
Simply put, Virtual Desktops will help you better manage your desktop, and we all support it.
Microsoft Teams has become an important part of many people’s workflows over the last few years. And while the Teams integration in Windows 10 is nothing to scoff at, Windows 11 will come with Microsoft Teams built into the OS.
In other words, you don’t need to download any app. Instead, you’ll be able to launch the Teams app from the taskbar and reach people on Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android without changing anything.
The Microsoft Store on Windows 10 doesn’t have the best reputation out there, and people don’t use it as often as Microsoft would like. Thankfully, Microsoft has finally come to fix the Store with Windows 11.
Microsoft has promised that the new Microsoft Store in Windows 11 will be fast, responsive, and reliable. It will also boast a new design with better search functionality.
That said, the Microsoft Store on Windows 11 will lose Amazon Appstore integration at launch. Nevertheless, a new take on the Microsoft Store is exactly what Windows 11.
We Can’t Wait To See Windows 11 In Action
Windows 11 is being made into the best Windows ever. Microsoft hopes to provide improvements in all aspects. Gaming, productivity, communication, and development, Windows 11 packs features to make things better.
Let’s hope Microsoft goes through with this rollout and provides a Windows experience to remember.