Deccan Express: Microsoft, which unveiled Windows 11 last week, might roll out the OS on October 20, the media reported.
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A screenshot showed a Microsoft Teams message from Stevie Bathiche of the Surface Team to Microsoft’s head of Windows and Devices, Panos Panay, saying “can’t wait for October!”.
And the official promo materials from Microsoft on the Windows 11 website feature the date October 20 in the taskbar, GSMArena reported.Earlier, the company said that the new OS will be a free upgrade for Windows 10 users and will start rolling out “this holiday”.
According to the company, Windows 11 is made for gamers as it unlocks the full potential of the system’s hardware, putting some of the latest gaming technology to work.
With a high-performance NVMe SSD and the proper drivers, Windows 11 can soon load new games faster than ever thanks to a breakthrough technology called DirectStorage, which we also pioneered as part of the Xbox Velocity Architecture featured in the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series A, the company said.The company introduced Chat from Microsoft Teams integrated into the taskbar.
With this, users can instantly connect through text, chat, voice or video with all of their personal contacts, anywhere, no matter the platform or device they’re on, across Windows, Android or iOS
Improved user experiences for gaming, entertainment and staying connected
Windows 11 comes with an all-new Microsoft store that has been rebuilt for speed, variety and convenience. It features a wider catalog of first and third-party apps that have been tested for security and family safety, bringing incredible experiences to entertain, inspire and connect users. For the first time, Android apps will be available in the Microsoft Store, and users can easily download these apps through the Amazon App store, a seamless process that was made possible through Microsoft’s partnership with Amazon.
Just as with Windows 10, Microsoft is committed to app compatibility on Windows 11 with App Assure, a service that helps customers with 150 or more users fix any app issues they might run into at no additional cost.
Windows 11 also unlocks the full potential of a system’s hardware, putting some of the latest gaming technology to work and providing users the ultimate, immersive gaming experience with:
-DirectX 12 Ultimate, where users can enjoy breathtaking immersive graphics at high frame rates.
-DirectStorage allowing for faster load times and more detailed game worlds.
-Auto HDR providing a wider, more vivid range of colors for a truly captivating visual experience.
-Access to over 100 high-quality PC games and new games, which are added all the time and made available to Xbox Game Pass for PC or Ultimate customers.
Windows 11 offers users a faster way to stay in touch with loved ones with the integration of Microsoft Teams into the taskbar, which allows users to instantly connect through text, chat, voice or video with loved ones anywhere in the world across Windows, Android or iOS. For friends and family without the Teams apps, users can still connect with them via two-way SMS. Integration with productivity features of Teams is also improved, allowing users to start presenting or muting themselves directly from the Taskbar.