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What you need to know about Windows 11

Windows 11 launched last week, and businesses have begun asking themselves when and if they should upgrade from Windows 10 or older versions. The requirements and considerations of each business will be different, and many things will influence the decisions they make about whether to upgrade or not.

ZDNet raised an important concern that “55% of workstations won't be able to be upgraded to Windows 11 due to Microsoft's stringent minimum hardware requirements". However, TechRadar complemented Microsoft, stating that it is "bringing Windows to the modern age, thanks to its updated design and better ways to discover and download apps." So already Windows 11 seems to be splitting opinions.

What has changed?

- Windows will have a new look

- Faster performance, more security

- Widgets

- Snap layouts

- Redesigned settings app

- Multiple desktops

- Teams integration

- Tablet mode and docking

- Android apps in the store

- New audio

- Xbox support improvement

Watch the video below for more in depth detail:

When can businesses upgrade?

The first step should be determining whether your PC can run Windows 11. Secondly, Microsoft are going to stagger the release so it could be well into 2022 before all users have the latest version. If you can't wait that long then you can always purchase a new PC as they will be pre-installed with the latest Windows 11 update.

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