Windows 11 Release Date, Specs, and Features – All you need to know
It has been a long time since Windows 10 was released, and techies are eagerly waiting for the story of Windows 11 now. While people thought innovation has never looked better when Windows 10 was released, the release of Windows 11, a much-advanced version is on the cards, according to some speculations.
There have been rumors that Microsoft has scheduled in July, 2020 for the release of the latest windows 11, and that this newest operating system will be available to the public through the update center in its predecessors Windows 10 and Windows 7, and Windows Phone 8.1, for free, with real-life software updates.
However, the company has not made any official statement about the launch of Windows 11. Users won’t stay quiet and the rumors won’t stop until there is clarity on Windows 11.
Windows 11 is said to be the most comprehensive, advanced operating system in Microsoft’s history. It will be easy to install, simple to use, and is fully equipped with a plethora of features.
This OS is the result of a complete rethinking of the idea of Windows, keeping in mind the feedback from Windows 10 users.
It is a personalized OS, compatible with all kinds of devices, including personal computers, tablets, and smartphones.
The highlighting feature of Windows 11 is its potential to create multiple desktops and toggle between them.
Unlike the previous operating systems, this new bundled software is on cloud storage that allows for regular updates of the elements as well as the cloud.
Versions of Windows 11
There are six editions of Windows 11, and they’re:
Windows 11 Home
Windows 11 Pro
Windows 11 Education
Windows 11 Enterprise
Windows 11 Mobile
Windows 11 Mobile Enterprise
The following is the list of more specific editions of Windows 11, available as free updates:
Windows 11 Home for Consumers and Workers: this has been developed for those that use their own devices at the workplace.
Windows 11 Pro: this edition is designed for small businesses, and is based on the old features.
Windows 11 for Small and Average Business: available as a free update.
Windows 11 Enterprise: this is meant for medium-sized and large firms, and is available in VL (Volume Licensing). Consumers of corporate licensing can avail this edition.
Windows 11 Education: developed for schools for use by students, teachers, staff, and administrators. It is available in the VL.
Windows 11 Mobile: it’s an update for Windows Phone 8.1 OS, and is designed for tablets and smartphones.
Windows 11 Mobile Enterprise: meant for medium and large firms with IoT and can be obtained under OEM license.
There are other editions, designed for vertical devices, including ATMs, retail showrooms, and portable terminals. This edition is for IoT, with a kernal for small spaces. There are also Windows 11 editions for Xbox One, Microsoft HoloLens, and Surface Hub.
Ensure Your Windows 10 has Latest Updates
Before you decide about installing Windows 11, make sure that Windows 10 has the latest updates as they are essential for readying the system for 11. Microsoft releases new updates two times a year – once in April and once in October. The following are the last two updates of Windows 10:
April 2018 Windows 10 Update: Version 1803
October 2018 Windows 10 Update: Version 1810
Make sure that you check the installed version in the information window of the operating system. All the Windows 10 users cannot download and install the updates at the same time. The updates are released part by part so as to reduce problems during the update process.
Windows users started with the question “Is Microsoft coming up with new Windows?” Some went one step ahead by asking “Is Microsoft coming up with Windows 11 or Windows 12?” Since there is no official declaration from Microsoft, treat the launch of Windows 11 as a rumor.