After a huge wait over the rumors and concepts, Microsoft has finally launched its revamped new Windows 11 for the users. It is a brand-new look with a lot of new functionality and faster as far as we have tested it.
Design & Visuals
The major update apparently is the looks. The logo is now all blue gradient that has that shiny effect when hover over and is flat without any transform its angles. Not just the logo but everything has changed in the Windows 11. It is more like a combination of Windows Vista and Windows 10, a strange yet eye-catching infusion. This is something that really make it a good look.
The icons in the task bar have now been move to the center by default, giving it a Mac like experience. The start menu is not Tiles anymore. It is plain simple, less ram consuming, app drawer like experience now. You can still drag and rearrange the applications in the App Drawer. It now takes less ram as there are no live animations going on.
Icon Design is also changed now, It is more of flat and soft gradients all over the icons. There are new icons for everything in the OS. The icons are now more defined and detailed.
The Notification panel and control panel is still on the right bottom corner and has not gained much changes except for the rounded edges. These rounded edges go along within the OS all around in every window.
Settings is a complete window now and has everything in under one window. There is also a dark theme included in the personalization settings with the transparency effect that we used to see in Windows Vista, that can be defined as Glass Morphism type effect.
Windows 11 still retains all the important functions from its older versions.
Windows 11 is supposed to be fast and apparently it is fast, as we tried running Windows 11 on a pretty basic computer and it worked like a gem. It seems that cutting out all the unnecessary animations has indeed helped with the process of using less ram and creating more room for other important tasks. Microsoft has promised that the performance will be faster on the exsisting computer if we upgrade to Windows 11. Though the requirement section completely contradicts with that statement.
Here are the minimum System requirements for Windows 11:
|Processor||1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC)|
|Memory||4 GB RAM|
|Storage||64 GB or larger storage device|
|System firmware||UEFI, Secure Boot capable|
|TPM||Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0|
|Graphics card||DirectX 12 compatible graphics / WDDM 2.x|
|Display||>9” with HD Resolution (720p)|
|Internet connection||Microsoft account and internet connectivity required for setup for Windows 11 Home|
Certain features require specific hardware, see detailed system requirements.
What does it mean to Microsoft Office?
Microsoft Office has also not received a major update since the Microsoft 365 icon overhaul. We expect that the new windows look will eventually follow up with the New Microsoft 365 and Office. We expect that the icons and the looks from Windows will be adapted to the Microsoft 365 and Office applications, like Microsoft always does.
With the latest Microsoft Windows 11, we expected Microsoft Office and Microsoft 365 to handle tasks very smoothly and expect it with all the heavy tasks too. It is not just that we also expect that the Microsoft Windows 11 will create more room to multitask between Microsoft Office applications make it even smoother to switch between apps.
Every time Microsoft launches a new operating system it follows with that look and gives that look to its major software’s like Microsoft Office, as we have seen with Windows 7, Microsoft gave the clean and simple look to the Microsoft Office too and it was appreciated too. We hope that Microsoft follows that culture and gives the same looks to the next big revamp of Microsoft Office making it lighter for slower machines and smoother overall.