Microsoft officially announced Windows 11 today. With the all-new and freshly designed U.I., Microsoft has every Windows user excited. The new design brings a centered Start menu, the ability to run Android apps, and a whole lot more. With it, there will be certain features and apps that will now be integrated into the Operating System itself while ditching some apps as well.
Microsoft Teams will now be inbuilt in Windows 11. During its preview of the new version of Windows, Microsoft’s Panos Panay detailed how it’ll be easier and quicker to create and join Teams meetings. Microsoft also says, “Now you can instantly connect through text, chat, voice or video with all of your personal contacts, anywhere, no matter the platform or device they’re on, across Windows, Android or iOS. If the person you’re connecting to on the other end hasn’t downloaded the Teams app, you can still connect with them via two-way SMS.”
Not just Teams, Microsoft is also adding integration with local news “content creators and authors” front and center. In contrast to the weather and news taskbar widget, it recently added to Windows 10, it also has a payment feature built right in. As demonstrated in the release video stream, you can support people with straight cash donations or Microsoft points, and it shows how many tippers are contributing to each person. “For creators and publishers, Widgets also opens new real estate within Windows to deliver personalized content. Our aspiration is to create a vibrant pipeline for global brands and local creators alike, in a way that both consumers and creators can benefit.”
With these new features being integrated into Windows 11, it is indeed going to make the operating system heavier than Windows 10 but on the plus side, users on work from home local content creators will surely benefit.