Windows 11 is available today

Issy-les-Moulineaux, October 5, 2021 – Microsoft today announced the global availability of Windows 11, the most productive, collaborative and secure version of Windows to date. With a redesigned design and new built-in features, Windows 11 gives users a familiar, simplified, and personalized experience. A new era is dawning for the 1.3 billion Windows 10 users around the world.

At a time when our PCs play an increasingly central role in our professional and personal lives, Windows 11 was designed to facilitate hybrid work and bring us closer to what we love:

  • A redesigned “Start” menu to quickly access everything we need;
  • New “Layout Anchor”, “Group Anchor” and “Desktops” functions to multitask while optimizing the space available on the screen;
  • Microsoft Teams directly integrated into the taskbar: it will be possible to connect instantly by chat, voice or video, anywhere, whatever platform or device you are on, under Windows, Android or iOS ;
  • The best PC gaming experience ever;
  • A completely redesigned Microsoft Store to view content, create, play, work and learn faster and more securely.

A gradual and free deployment for the general public as well as for professionals

In order to provide an optimal experience for users, the free update of Windows 11 is being carried out gradually from today with the aim that all eligible PCs will have the update by the next day. mid-2022. Windows 10 will still be fully supported in parallel until October 14, 2025.

The most recent eligible devices will be the first to benefit from Windows 11, followed by devices already on the market based on their hardware capabilities, age and other factors affecting the update.

Businesses can safely begin the pilot phase of deployment today by installing Windows 11 for all eligible PCs. More information on Windows 11 for professionals.

The “PC integrity check” tool to check the compatibility of your PC with Windows 11

The “PC Health Check” (or PC Health Check) allows the user to safely check if the Windows 11 upgrade is ready for their device.

All you have to do is open Windows Update settings (Settings> Update & security> Windows Update) and select “Check for updates”. If the PC is eligible and the upgrade is ready, the download and install option will appear.

As part of a measured and phased approach to deployment, the upgrade will be offered through Windows Update when data shows the device is ready, to ensure the smoothest possible experience. If there is a problem with the device, such as an app incompatibility, a safeguard will be put in place and the upgrade will not be offered until the problem is resolved. If a PC is not compatible, the “PC Integrity Check” tool will tell the user what needs to be changed or modified to enjoy Windows 11 safely. More information on upgrading to Windows 11.

The most secure version of Windows

Windows 11 delivers unparalleled security with a design that leverages new technologies to provide end-to-end protection, from chip to cloud. Thus, Windows 11 offers a “Zero Trust-ready” operating system to protect all user data on all their devices and introduces support for Pluto, a hardware security processor allowing secure storage for data. sensitive. More information on security in Windows 11.

Tested: Does Windows 11 gaming performance?

Windows 11 nukes gaming execution by up to 28 percent! At any rate, that is one of the early takes repeating around the Internet as of now.

It’s to a great extent dependent on testing done by PC Gamer’s Dave James, which showed a gaming work area with an Intel tenth gen Core i7 and GeForce RTX 3060 Ti enduring definitely with VBS turned on.

VBS represents Virtualization Based Security and expands security on Windows 11 by making virtual security territories. It’s a one of the necessities Microsoft has refered to for removing support for CPU’s more seasoned than Intel’s eighth gen, just as AMD’s Ryzen 1000-series of CPUs. We’ve led our own VBS testing on a wide scope of processors to see Windows 11’s potential exhibition sway, yet our underlying tests did exclude games.

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