There’s a lot of info coming out on Windows 11 lately, but if you haven’t tried it yourself, it is easy to dismiss as just a minor refresh. While the new Start menu is a big deal, many other changes warrant a new Windows versioning, including features we haven’t yet seen.
Microsoft's new Windows 11 OS features a brand new "Widgets" panel that's pinned to the Taskbar by default. This Widgets panel is essentially just the Windows 10 "News & Interests" taskbar flyout, but housed in a slightly different UI. It connects to the same MSN service, and offers the same news, weather, sports, and finance updates.
Windows 11 includes a brand new Ink Workspace panel that is a huge improvement over the current Windows 10 one. This new version of the Ink Workspace is customizable, allowing creators to pin any apps they'd like to a quick-launch bar that is easily accessible via a pen peripheral.
The recently leaked Windows 11 build has revealed lots of new details about Microsoft's upcoming OS such as the new Start menu and Taskbar experiences. That said, the leaked build is not final, and there are more UX enhancements and features still to come. One such addition that Microsoft may add in a future build is the ability to return to the classic Windows 10 Start menu with Live Tiles if they prefer it over the Windows 11 one.
An internal build of Windows 11 has just leaked, and we've had a chance to go hands-on with the new Start menu and Taskbar interfaces that headline some of the new user experiences changes coming with Microsoft's new OS.
Windows 11 is likely to be announced by Microsoft on June 24. While the OS has leaked on June 15, many questions need to be answered, including when it will be released. There’s good reason to believe Microsoft will announce a public beta for Windows 11 for June 2021, with the official release coming later in October. Here’s what you need to know.
The leaked build of Windows 11 confirms that the next version of Windows isn't named Windows 10. Doesn't that go against what Microsoft has said for years? Here's our speculation about the upcoming name change.
A build of Microsoft's upcoming next version of Windows, now confirmed to be Windows 11, has leaked onto the web just days before the company is expected to unveil the next generation of Windows at a dedicated event. The leak has confirmed that the "Windows 11" branding is accurate, and has revealed Microsoft's brand new desktop UI along with other changes and enhancements to the OS.
Reports and rumors around the web highlight a Microsoft support document listing the end of Windows 10 support in October 2025. This date has been known for years and isn't related to any upcoming news.
Microsoft's current version of Windows on the market is Windows 10, which would imply that one day a Windows 11 could launch, right? Microsoft is expected to ship a large update for Windows later this year, codenamed Sun Valley, that is said to bring with it a brand new user experience with a new Start menu, sounds, iconography, and much more.
Microsoft recently posted a video teasing Windows 11. The video features a slow-fi remix of the startup sounds of Windows 95, Windows XP, and Windows 7, potentially teasing a similar feature in Windows 11.