What You Need To Know About Windows 11

Many industry experts thought that Windows 10 was going to be the last version of Windows ever released. Microsoft had planned to continually upgrade and update Windows 10 to keep up with user’s latest needs. That has all changed within the past few weeks.

Say Goodbye to Windows 10 in 2025

Windows recently announced that it will end support for Windows 10 in 2025. Even though 2025 seems far away, businesses need to start preparing for the inevitable switch. Companies should take this opportunity to embrace the upgrade to Windows 11.

Say Hello To Windows 11 In October 2021

Some businesses may want to hold onto Windows 10 for as long as possible, but holding onto an antiquated software platform could have adverse effects on business operations. There are businesses who still pay Microsoft to ensure that they have support for Windows 7. Businesses may be able to get a leg up on their competition by jumping on the exciting new possibilities of Windows 11.

Windows 11 has multiple impressive new features that should excite users. There is a brand new user interface that was designed from scratch for ease of use and simplicity. A snap layout feature will allow users to arrange multiple windows across the screen in multiple grid layouts. Windows 11 has new widgets that are powered by artificial intelligence to create a personalized experience for the user. It may take some time for users to adjust to the new environment, but the productivity gains after the adjustment period could be massive.

Businesses should be aware that the hardware requirements have changed from Windows 10 to Windows 11. Some Windows 10 laptops may not have the correct requirements to make the move from Windows 10 to Windows 11. Microsoft released a tool that gives users a clear answer on if their device can support Windows 11.

Even though Windows 11 launches in October 2021, it is unlikely that laptops preloaded with Windows 11 will launch until early 2022. Windows 11 will be a free update for existing Windows 10 users. Additionally, Windows announced another service.

Windows Server 2022 & Datacenter Azure Edition

Microsoft is launching its latest iteration of Windows Server, which is a group of operating systems to support enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications. Microsoft plans to release new server products, such as Exchange Server 2022 and SharePoint Server 2022, after the general Windows Server 2022.

Integration With Azure Cloud

The Windows 2022 Datacenter Azure Edition will have direct integration with Azure Cloud. This will make managing the Azure Cloud environment much easier for businesses of all sizes. One huge benefit is that the system will allow Azure Automanage. IT departments can automate Windows Server and Linux management, improve workload uptime with optimized operations, automatically apply patches and security best practices, and more.

Additionally, there will be hot patch capabilities, which essentially means that virtual machines will not have to restart after installing new updates. This can save precious time during the workday. Businesses who have transitioned to the cloud or are considering moving to the cloud can rest assured that managing the cloud will be even easier with this addition.