This computer system, as of my last update in September 2021, is a big step forward in Microsoft’s promise to give you a better, safer, and easier-to-use experience on your computer.
Here are the key features of New Windows:
- Start Menu: It reintroduced the Start Menu, combining the traditional menu with Live Tiles from Windows 8.
- Cortana: In Windows 10, they added Cortana, a virtual assistant, so you could use voice commands and get personalized help.
- Microsoft Edge: They brought in the Edge browser to replace Internet Explorer in a fresh way, with a new engine and extra features.
- Universal Windows Platform (UWP): Apps designed for UWP could run on different devices, so you get a similar experience whether you’re using a computer, tablet, phone, Xbox, or other gadgets.
- Virtual Desktops: It allows users to create and manage multiple desktops, helping to organize and switch between different tasks or projects.
- Task View: This feature allows users to see all open windows and virtual desktops, making it easier to navigate and switch between different applications.
- Action Center: A centralized location for notifications and quick access to settings like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and screen brightness.
- Continuum: This feature aims to provide a seamless transition between tablet and desktop mode on hybrid devices.
- Security Features: It became more secure with stuff like Windows Defender Antivirus for protection, Windows Hello for logging in with your face or fingerprint, and BitLocker to encrypt and safeguard your data.
- Widgets: Widgets were reintroduced, offering personalized news, weather, calendar, and other updates directly on the desktop.
- Direct integration with Microsoft Teams: It had Teams integrated directly into the taskbar for seamless communication.
- Gaming Improvements: It came with enhancements for gaming, including support for auto HDR, DirectStorage, and a new Xbox app.
- Performance Improvements: Microsoft aimed to make it more resource-efficient and responsive compared to its predecessor.