Windows 11 is a next-generation major upgrade of the Windows NT networking operating system developed by Microsoft. Announced at the end of June 2021, with a tentative release in late 2021, Windows 11 will be the successor to Windows 10, which was released in 2021. This new release is a big deal for Microsoft since it is currently in the midst of replacing its old model, Windows 95, known for slow performance and numerous negative user experiences. However, many experts have lauded Windows 11 as being the “designer” operating system that will replace Windows 95 along with all other versions of Windows for both consumer and corporate computing. Here is a closer look at Windows 11 and what it can do for your business…
Microsoft has released two builds of Windows 11 for both desktop and tablet modes. The Windows 11 mobile app allows Windows PC devices to run Windows programs such as Office, Outlook, MSN, Skype and plenty of other Windows Store apps while in portrait or landscape orientation. This is a great feature for consumers but does come with some limitations. First, while in portrait mode, apps that are running in landscape mode can still be viewed using the small keyboard of tablet mode. Secondly, while in landscape mode, all apps are locked to using the width and height they were designed for which means there’s no added functionality offered by multi-touch gestures such as pinch-to-zoom, or tapping to go forwards or backwards in tabs.
One of the most exciting features of Windows 11 that has received the most buzz, however, is the new Start Menu, which will replace the current Start Menu, which has been a Windows icon on the desktop for years. With the Start Menu, users are offered a new way to access their most-used Windows programs from the desktop. Users also get the ability to access and launch new apps through the start menu, as opposed to having to click “start” on the desktop to do so. Microsoft hopes to improve the navigation of the Start Menu with future builds of Windows and has also announced plans to offer full-screen apps in the future to help customers split their screen between work and entertainment, such as viewing a PowerPoint presentation from their Facebook or Twitter page.
Windows Insiders will soon be able to experience the next major Windows 11 update from Microsoft. They will be able to access the Beta Channel, which is the second-most stable channel in the Windows Insider program.
Windows Insider Program was created for both users and businesses who want early access to new features. Windows Insider currently offers three channels (levels of readiness): Dev Channel (fast ring), Beta Channel, and Release Preview.
For Insiders who are part of the Dev Channel, Windows 11 preview is currently available. Dev Channel, unlike the other channels, gives you access to all new improvements as soon they are available for public preview. However, builds in Dev Channel tend to be buggy.
A bug in Windows 11 Build 22000.71 could cause a crash to the File Explorer (explorer.exe), and taskbar, if you click the calendar flyout to open a notification center. When Focus Assist is disabled, Explorer.exe crashes can be experienced.
Microsoft officials claims that they are planning to deliver Windows 11 preview builds to Beta Channel later this month. We expect official ISO images in addition to the beta channel build. This is expected to be more polished and refined than the builds currently on the Dev Channel.
Later this month. Appreciate your patience.
— Windows Insider (@windowsinsider) July 15, 2021
The Beta channel, unlike the Dev Channel, will provide early access to all the new Windows 11 features. These builds will also be less risky than the Dev Channel. There is a catch: Beta channels won’t release new builds as often as the Dev Channel, and there will be some missing improvements.
Beta Channel is the best option if you are looking for new features but don’t want any bugs.
Windows 11 Build 22000 (RTM)
Windows 11 Build 22000 currently appears to be an RTM build (release to manufacturer).
Microsoft has recently released Build 22000, the Core OS of Windows 11 as an RTM candidate. Windows Insiders currently test cumulative updates for this operating system. OEMs have received the preview but will receive some more bits later.
Microsoft has now begun to refine the experience with the help of feedback from Windows Insiders and telemetry data.
Windows 11 will continue to evolve in quality just as the Creators Update did. You can expect quality improvements and support of Android apps and Microsoft Teams chat applications in the upcoming builds.