Why Upgrading to Windows 11 Matters.

Why Upgrading to Windows 11 Matters

 Windows 11 shown on laptop screen

Microsoft has finally rolled out its new Windows 11 to eligible devices from Oct 5, 2021. Windows 11 is designed to offer a new friendly user interface with many new features to streamline your daily interaction with PCs. Whether you are targeting to use Windows 11 for business or home, the new features are meant to enhance your experience.

Although Windows 11 is available as a free upgrade to everyone who has a legitimate Windows 10, still it is getting released in phases. This implies that not everyone has access to upgrade to Windows 11 currently. But in a matter of a few days or weeks, it will be available for everyone. But now the main question: “Is it really worth it to upgrade to Windows 11?”

Well, if your Windows 10 is working just fine and you don't think of upgrading to Windows 11 currently, here we are listing down 5 reasons why Windows 11 features make it worth trying.

5 Reasons Windows 11 Do Matter

Windows 11 has a lot to offer, but the below five features of Windows 11 showcase why it matters to upgrade your Windows 10 to Windows 11:

  1. 1.      Collaboration

 Microsoft Teams Screen

Chats from Microsoft Teams is built into the taskbar to make it convenient for you to catch up with your friends, family, and colleagues instantly. It is available built-in, so you don't need to download the Teams app to access it. In addition, its seamless integration with Calendar and Outlook further makes it easy to connect and collaborate with others with just a few simple clicks.

  1. 2.      Better Multitasking Experience

One of the coolest Windows 11 features is its emphasis on a better multitasking experience. With the "Snap Layouts" feature, you can smartly use your screen space to run multiple apps at once and do multi-tasking. Similarly, you can create multiple new desktops in Windows 11 from the taskbar. So, if you are using the same PC for work and entertainment, you can create separate desktops for both of them and enhance your overall experience.

  1. 3.      Enhanced Security

Other than emphasizing eye-catching new design and better user experience, Microsoft has further elevated its security measures with Windows 11. In fact, Microsoft claims Windows 11 to be the "Most Secure" Windows till now. Compared to earlier Windows editions, Windows 11 contains more hardware-based security measures and offers protections like Hypervisor-Protected Code Integrity (HVCI), Secure Boot, Device Encryption, Virtualization-Based Security (VBS), etc. The security tests have highlighted that Windows 11 reduces malware by 60%.

  1. 4.      Microsoft Store

 Microsoft Storefront Page

Microsoft Store hasn't been used much by Windows users in the past. That's what made Microsoft bring a whole new Microsoft Store experience in Windows 11. Microsoft claims that the new Microsoft Store is going to be more responsive, reliable, and apps rich.

Android apps are going to be listed in the new Windows Store and can run natively on Windows 11 by downloading them from Amazon's Appstore. This means apps like TikTok, Netflix, Disney Plus, and thousands of other apps are all going to be accessible in Windows 11.

  1. 5.      Widgets

 Microsoft Windows 11 Widgets Screen

Windows 11 comes with "Widgets" that can be quickly accessed from the taskbar. Widgets is an AI-driven customizable feed that shows you information about weather, news, calendar, to-do list, stocks, and similar other useful data.

Widgets provide a similar experience as that of the Windows 10 "news & interests" feature, but it offers a different interface and pops out from the left side of the screen.

Minimum System Requirements - A Concern

From the announcement of Windows 11 back on June 25, 2021, to the Windows 11 release date October 5, 2021, the one most debating point is its high minimum system requirements. In simple words, most of the computers running Windows 10 are not going to fulfill the high demanding Windows 11 requirements.

 Windows 11 System Requirements

So, even if Windows 11 is coming as a free upgrade with many performance-rich features, still you might not be able to upgrade to it. You can check out if your PC can run Windows 11 using the PC Health Check app of Microsoft.

Final Thoughts

Considering the rapid technological advancements and digitalization, Windows 11 new design, advanced security, multitasking support, and other Windows 11 features are empowering Windows users to elevate their experience with Windows. Therefore, if you are fond of new technologies and want to experience a more visually enhanced and customized user experience with Windows, then Windows 11 is worth trying.

 

Contact CARE IT Support if you wish to know more about upgrading to Windows 11.