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Everything you need to know about Windows 11

Windows 11 has been available since October 4, 2021. The US company Microsoft had actually planned that Windows 10 should be the last version, which would then simply be further optimized. Now the question arises, what’s new in Windows 11? First and foremost, this version got a new user interface. There are also a number of helpful functions that can make working on the computer much easier.

Everything you need to know about Windows 11

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In this article we report everything important about requirements and new functions of Windows 11.

Everything you need to know about Windows 11

Windows 11 has been available since October 4, 2021. The US company Microsoft had actually planned that Windows 10 should be the last version, which would then simply be further optimized. Now the question arises, what’s new in Windows 11? First and foremost, this version got a new user interface. There are also a number of helpful functions that can make working on the computer much easier.

Everything you need to know about Windows 11

Topic Overview

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In this article we report everything important about requirements and new functions of Windows 11.

1. What do you need for Windows 11?

1. What do you need for Windows 11?

There are a number of system requirements for Windows 11. The best way to find out Windows 11 compatibility with your computer is to run the PC Health Check. If the computer is more than three years old, this version might not be an option. An internet connection and a Microsoft account are required to set up the new version. The following requirements must be met for the installation.

System requirements Description
Processor 64-Bit-Processor with 2 cores and 1 Gigahertz (Dual-Core-CPU (1GHz) with 64-Bit support)
Disk space 64 Gigabyte
RAM 4 Gigabyte
BIOS UEFI
UEFI-Bios security features Secure Boot and TPM-2.0-Chip
Graphic card DirectX 12
Display HD 1280 × 720 (greater than 9 inch, about 23 cm)
Trusted Platform Module Version 2.0 required

Read more about Windows 11 system requirements here.

There are a number of system requirements for Windows 11. The best way to find out Windows 11 compatibility with your computer is to run the PC Health Check. If the computer is more than three years old, this version might not be an option. An internet connection and a Microsoft account are required to set up the new version. The following requirements must be met for the installation.

System requirements Description
Processor 64-Bit-Processor with 2 cores and 1 Gigahertz (Dual-Core-CPU (1GHz) with 64-Bit support)
Disk space 64 Gigabyte
RAM 4 Gigabyte
BIOS UEFI
UEFI-Bios security features Secure Boot and TPM-2.0-Chip
Graphic card DirectX 12
Display HD 1280 × 720 (greater than 9 inch, about 23 cm)
Trusted Platform Module Version 2.0 required

Read more about Windows 11 system requirements here.

2. What does Windows 11 bring?

2. What does Windows 11 bring?

The Microsoft Windows 11 operating system from the US company Microsoft was released on October 4, 2021. It is the successor version of Windows 10 and was first presented on June 24, 2021. According to Microsoft, the full market launch will take until mid-2022 as the myriad PC hardware and software configurations are checked for compatibility.

In terms of performance, features and security, the two versions are no different. Nevertheless, there are a lot of innovations that we would like to present here.

What’s new in Windows 11?
It was actually planned that these new apps and functions would be integrated into the two versions Windows 10 21H2 and Windows 10X. On the one hand it is the new user interface, on the other hand it is the new functions that should make working on the PC much easier in the future.

Here you can find all new features compared to Windows 10 at a glance:

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  • Slimmer and more user-friendly design for better multitasking
  • Enhanced gaming experience with Xbox technology
  • Faster, personalized messaging
  • New Microsoft Store, which also offers Android apps
  • Built-in Android apps
  • Built-in Android apps
  • Faster connectivity with Microsoft Teams
  • Only one feature – update required per year!
  • Better support for virtual desktops: Multiple desktops are possible. By integrating the start menu into the cloud, users can see their most recently used files
  • regardless of the device they were previously working on.
  • Easier transition from computer screen to laptop (tablet mode and docking)
  • Widgets have evolved to be more interactive on a tablet or computer screen.
  • Improved snap layouts

The Microsoft Windows 11 operating system from the US company Microsoft was released on October 4, 2021. It is the successor version of Windows 10 and was first presented on June 24, 2021. According to Microsoft, the full market launch will take until mid-2022 as the myriad PC hardware and software configurations are checked for compatibility.

In terms of performance, features and security, the two versions are no different. Nevertheless, there are a lot of innovations that we would like to present here.

What’s new in Windows 11?
It was actually planned that these new apps and functions would be integrated into the two versions Windows 10 21H2 and Windows 10X. On the one hand it is the new user interface, on the other hand it is the new functions that should make working on the PC much easier in the future.

Here you can find all new features compared to Windows 10 at a glance:

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  • Slimmer and more user-friendly design for better multitasking
  • Enhanced gaming experience with Xbox technology
  • Faster, personalized messaging
  • New Microsoft Store, which also offers Android apps
  • Built-in Android apps
  • Built-in Android apps
  • Faster connectivity with Microsoft Teams
  • Only one feature – update required per year!
  • Better support for virtual desktops: Multiple desktops are possible. By integrating the start menu into the cloud, users can see their most recently used files
  • regardless of the device they were previously working on.
  • Easier transition from computer screen to laptop (tablet mode and docking)
  • Widgets have evolved to be more interactive on a tablet or computer screen.
  • Improved snap layouts

3. The new user interface design

3. The new user interface design

New to Windows 11 is the slimmer user interface design, which promises a simpler user experience. It is reminiscent of the MAC interface, because like MacOS, the user interface now has rounded corners on the sides.

The icons of the taskbars are centered in this version. The start button of the new desktop is in the middle of the screen.
This version has a floating design floating menu that can be customized. The floating menus and transparent information windows, so-called flyouts, no longer stick to the taskbar as before. Users can access multiple windows at the same time and snap apps side-by-side.

Due to the centered appearance, the mouse pointer no longer has to be moved completely over the screen.

Also the different wallpapers are new in this version. While Windows 10 offered a photographic look, this version takes an artistic approach. The default wallpaper is a folded fabric in the shape of a rose, available in dark and light, represents a folded.

If you don’t like the new design, you can display the start menu on the left again, as in the older versions, and restore the familiar design.

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Windows 11 is particularly important for businesses due to its improved user experience. However, there is one issue that is becoming more and more present in companies today due to the security aspect. It is about the topic “anonymous whistleblower system”, also known as the so-called whistleblower system.

New to Windows 11 is the slimmer user interface design, which promises a simpler user experience. It is reminiscent of the MAC interface, because like MacOS, the user interface now has rounded corners on the sides.

The icons of the taskbars are centered in this version. The start button of the new desktop is in the middle of the screen.
This version has a floating design floating menu that can be customized. The floating menus and transparent information windows, so-called flyouts, no longer stick to the taskbar as before. Users can access multiple windows at the same time and snap apps side-by-side.

Due to the centered appearance, the mouse pointer no longer has to be moved completely over the screen.

Also the different wallpapers are new in this version. While Windows 10 offered a photographic look, this version takes an artistic approach. The default wallpaper is a folded fabric in the shape of a rose, available in dark and light, represents a folded.

If you don’t like the new design, you can display the start menu on the left again, as in the older versions, and restore the familiar design.

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Windows 11 is particularly important for businesses due to its improved user experience. However, there is one issue that is becoming more and more present in companies today due to the security aspect. It is about the topic “anonymous whistleblower system”, also known as the so-called whistleblower system.

4. Tiles or Widgets

4. Tiles or Widgets

Widgets first came into play with Windows 8. However, the Windows 11 widgets are much more interactive. They deliver a personalized feed powered by AI and using Edge to render. The tiles are essentially a group of small graphical apps that are quickly accessible right from the Windows 11 taskbar and contain information about news, weather, sports scores and stocks, for example.

The widget menu can be customized to show only the widgets you want, and includes a Bing search bar that opens results in a new browser window.

The look and general content delivery style of Windows 11’s widgets may be immediately familiar to anyone who has used the Live Tiles feature in Windows 10. The widgets are operated exclusively by Microsoft’s own services such as MSN and the Edge browser.

Here are all the widgets currently available in the Windows 11 Insider Preview build:

  • Calendar shows you the current date and lists any upcoming events you’ve added.
  • Entertainment lists movies and TV shows recently released on the Microsoft Store.
  • Photos cycles through photos and images stored in your Microsoft account.
  • Sport shows current sport scores and events. Custom settings for desired leagues and teams can be displayed here.
  • Tips refers to using various Microsoft programs, such as Edge and Windows 11 itself. Here are brief explanations on how to best use the programs.
  • With To Do you can create a to-do list and display it in the widget menu. You can also use it to mark individual tasks as done.
  • Traffic describes the traffic situation in your area.
  • Finance Market shows the current stock values. Here users can choose which stocks to display.
  • Weather shows the current weather conditions in the region. The weather forecast is for the next three days.
  • At the bottom of the widget menu is a larger box that displays the latest headlines. This is where the news is pulled from a number of news sources.

Snap-Layouts

Snap Layouts is a feature designed to improve users’ multitasking skills and help them get organized more easily. This feature lets you choose from a selection of window layouts and easily fill them with the app windows you want. These layouts can be saved. They’re accessible from the app’s tray icons so you don’t have to recreate them after doing something else on your PC.

Various virtual desktops

With this version, separate desktops can be created for different task areas in order to better organize work. For example, the use of one desktop for purely professional purposes and one for private use is possible.

Widgets first came into play with Windows 8. However, the Windows 11 widgets are much more interactive. They deliver a personalized feed powered by AI and using Edge to render. The tiles are essentially a group of small graphical apps that are quickly accessible right from the Windows 11 taskbar and contain information about news, weather, sports scores and stocks, for example.

The widget menu can be customized to show only the widgets you want, and includes a Bing search bar that opens results in a new browser window.

The look and general content delivery style of Windows 11’s widgets may be immediately familiar to anyone who has used the Live Tiles feature in Windows 10. The widgets are operated exclusively by Microsoft’s own services such as MSN and the Edge browser.

Here are all the widgets currently available in the Windows 11 Insider Preview build:

  • Calendar shows you the current date and lists any upcoming events you’ve added.
  • Entertainment lists movies and TV shows recently released on the Microsoft Store.
  • Photos cycles through photos and images stored in your Microsoft account.
  • Sport shows current sport scores and events. Custom settings for desired leagues and teams can be displayed here.
  • Tips refers to using various Microsoft programs, such as Edge and Windows 11 itself. Here are brief explanations on how to best use the programs.
  • With To Do you can create a to-do list and display it in the widget menu. You can also use it to mark individual tasks as done.
  • Traffic describes the traffic situation in your area.
  • Finance Market shows the current stock values. Here users can choose which stocks to display.
  • Weather shows the current weather conditions in the region. The weather forecast is for the next three days.
  • At the bottom of the widget menu is a larger box that displays the latest headlines. This is where the news is pulled from a number of news sources.

Snap-Layouts

Snap Layouts is a feature designed to improve users’ multitasking skills and help them get organized more easily. This feature lets you choose from a selection of window layouts and easily fill them with the app windows you want. These layouts can be saved. They’re accessible from the app’s tray icons so you don’t have to recreate them after doing something else on your PC.

Various virtual desktops

With this version, separate desktops can be created for different task areas in order to better organize work. For example, the use of one desktop for purely professional purposes and one for private use is possible.

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Settings app redesign

The redesigned settings app has a persistent left menu. This saves the user from having to reset from nested settings to get to another group faster. Otherwise, the user gets pretty much everything that can be found in the Windows 10 settings interface.

Gaming

Many people may have bought their computers to play games on their whim. This target group gets their money’s worth with Windows 11, because this version offers a premium gaming experience with great graphics and exciting sound.

Settings app redesign

The redesigned settings app has a persistent left menu. This saves the user from having to reset from nested settings to get to another group faster. Otherwise, the user gets pretty much everything that can be found in the Windows 10 settings interface.

Gaming

Many people may have bought their computers to play games on their whim. This target group gets their money’s worth with Windows 11, because this version offers a premium gaming experience with great graphics and exciting sound.

5. Is windows 11 free?

5. Is windows 11 free?

Windows 11 is either installed on new devices out of the box or is available as a free update for Windows 10 users whose computer meets the system requirements. It is combined with a Microsoft 365 subscription for MS Office 2021. Here are the prices for MS Office 2021 with its various subscriptions.

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Windows 11 is either installed on new devices out of the box or is available as a free update for Windows 10 users whose computer meets the system requirements. It is combined with a Microsoft 365 subscription for MS Office 2021. Here are the prices for MS Office 2021 with its various subscriptions.

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Michael W. Suhr
Michael W. SuhrDipl. Betriebswirt | Webdesign- und Beratung | Office Training
After 20 years in logistics, I turned my hobby, which has accompanied me since the mid-1980s, into a profession, and have been working as a freelancer in web design, web consulting and Microsoft Office since the beginning of 2015. On the side, I write articles for more digital competence in my blog as far as time allows.

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