Windows 11 worth it for you? Check out the top 5 features

    Windows 11 release date is October 5 and you need to decide whether it is worth your while to go for an upgrade or remain with what you have now. What better than to check out the top 5 Windows 11 features.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Oct 01 2021, 12:36 IST
    Top 5 WIndows 11 features will give you an idea whether you should upgrade to the new Microsoft OS.
    Top 5 WIndows 11 features will give you an idea whether you should upgrade to the new Microsoft OS. (Microsoft)
    Top 5 WIndows 11 features will give you an idea whether you should upgrade to the new Microsoft OS.
    Top 5 WIndows 11 features will give you an idea whether you should upgrade to the new Microsoft OS. (Microsoft)

    Microsoft announced the biggest updates to its desktop-based operating system by launching Windows 11 operating system back in June this year. Now, a little over three months later, Microsoft Windows 11 release date is almost upon us and it is being readied to be shipped to everyone after thorough testing and getting tons of feature top-ups. For those of you who haven't had a chance to catch up with the updates, Microsoft will start shipping Windows 11 OS starting October 5. However, is Windows 11 worth it? Will it boost your productivity or entertainment quotient? Well, check out the top 5 Windows 11 features and judge for yourself.

    Ahead of the Windows 11 rollout, Microsoft has already confirmed that Windows 11 will begin rolling out to eligible Windows 10 PCs starting October 5. In addition to that, members of Microsoft's Windows Insider Program, basically the people who were using Windows 11 in beta mode, will also get access to the Windows 10 successor starting October 5. Other Windows users can check Microsoft's PC Health Check app to see if their PCs or tablets are eligible for a Windows 11 update. Microsoft expects that all eligible devices will get a free Windows 11 upgrade by mid-2022.

    Ahead of the Windows 11 rollout, take a peek at the top five features that are coming to Windows 11:

    Support for Android app: Windows 11 will feature support for Android apps. This means that Windows 11 users will be able to run apps from their Android smartphones on their PCs. This functionality will be made available on Windows 11 via Amazon's Appstore. However, this feature is still in the development stage and it is not likely to be available at the time of launch.

    Microsoft Teams integration: Windows 11 will also feature Microsoft Teams integration, which will make it easier for users to communicate with friends, family and colleagues on an everyday basis. Teams in Windows 1 will appear in the taskbar. Users will be able to launch a chat bar using the Teams icon in the Taskbar.

    Desktops: Windows 11 will also make it easier for users to separate their virtual desktops. These virtual desktops will be customisable. This means that users will be able to have a separate set of apps, wallpapers and other settings, for different virtual desktops.

    Snap Layout: This feature will let users arrange and save different windows in Windows 11 in different layouts or arrangements. This will make it easier for users to access these windows easily. Users will also be able to change the arrangement of Snap Layout after saving.

    Redesigned app settings: Microsoft has also revamped app settings in Windows 11. The new Settings page has neatly categorised menus and sub-menus along with a static pane.

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    First Published Date: 01 Oct, 12:36 IST
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