Windows 11 Release Date, Specs, Price & Features

It has been a long time since Windows 10 was released, and techies are eagerly waiting for the story of Windows 11 now. While people thought innovation has never looked better when Windows 10 was released, the release of Windows 11, a much-advanced version is on the cards, according to some speculations.

There have been rumors that Microsoft has scheduled June 24, 2021, for the release of the latest windows 11, and that this newest operating system will be available to the public through the update center in its predecessors Windows 10 and Windows 7, and Windows Phone 8.1, for free, with real-life software updates.

However, the company has not made any official statement about the launch of Windows 11. Users won’t stay quiet and the rumors won’t stop until there is clarity on Windows 11.

Windows 11 is said to be the most comprehensive, advanced operating system in Microsoft’s history. It will be easy to install, simple to use, and is fully equipped with a plethora of features.

This OS is the result of a complete rethinking of the idea of Windows, keeping in mind the feedback from Windows 10 users.

It is a personalized OS, compatible with all kinds of devices, including personal computers, tablets, and smartphones.

The highlighting feature of Windows 11 is its potential to create multiple desktops and toggle between them.

Unlike the previous operating systems, this new bundled software is on cloud storage that allows for regular updates of the elements as well as the cloud.

Windows 11

Prominent Features of the Rumoured Windows 11

The fusion of Desktop and Modern User Interface

To put it simply, the latest UI applications are run from the desktop, in Window mode.

Integration with Bing Intensified

Microsoft’s focus on Bing remains the same and it is deeper as far as Windows 11. There is a lot of scope in the coming version of Windows to integrate SEARCH into the operating system.

Integration with Azure Intensified for Cloud Storage

Microsoft continues to lay emphasis on the usage of Azure for cloud storage. Microsoft can integrate elements of the operating system into cloud documents or file storage.

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Improved Power Management

Microsoft did a brilliant job as far as power management with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. It is expected that Microsoft will make the OS more efficient in the later versions of Windows

Enhanced Security

Windows 11 is expected to have enhanced security features, with fingerprint recognition. Microsoft is known for its brilliant job of security, persisting to block the operating system with all major releases.

Competition to Siri and Google

Windows 11 is expected to have Cortana that intends to compete with virtual assistants from Apple and Google. It will be in all types of devices such as interactive panels, laptops, and tablets.

Cortana’s PPC-oriented features were demonstrated during Cortana’s introduction, by Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore. Cortana will be a virtual assistant that helps users easily access files, apps, and other information.

Exclusive Versions for Key Apps

Microsoft is creating special versions to install key applications such as MS Office for smartphones and tablets. The MS Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint will virtually look like their desktop versions.

Apart from this, they will be optimized for the touch screen and size of the device. All the files can be easily accessed on such devices via Microsoft’s Cloud Infrastructure, regardless of where they were created.

Xbox Embedded in Windows 11

For game lovers, there’s good news. Every Windows-powered device comes with a pre-installed Xbox application.

Gamers can now record game sessions via Game DVR tools and share them through the Xbox network. You can broadcast any Xbox One game to any Windows 11-powered device.

Versions of Windows 11

There are six editions of Windows 11, and they’re:

  1. Windows 11 Home
  2. Windows 11 Pro
  3. Windows 11 Education
  4. Windows 11 Enterprise
  5. Windows 11 Mobile
  6. Windows 11 Mobile Enterprise

The following is the list of more specific editions of Windows 11, available as free updates:

Windows 11 Home for Consumers and Workers: this has been developed for those that use their own devices at the workplace.

Windows 11 Pro: this edition is designed for small businesses, and is based on the old features.

Windows 11 for Small and Average Business: available as a free update.

Windows 11 Enterprise: this is meant for medium-sized and large firms, and is available in VL (Volume Licensing). Consumers of corporate licensing can avail of this edition.

Windows 11 Education: developed for schools for use by students, teachers, staff, and administrators. It is available in the VL.

Windows 11 Mobile: it’s an update for Windows Phone 8.1 OS, and is designed for tablets and smartphones.

Windows 11 Mobile Enterprise: meant for medium and large firms with IoT and can be obtained under OEM license.

There are other editions, designed for vertical devices, including ATMs, retail showrooms, and portable terminals. This edition is for IoT, with a kernal for small spaces. There are also Windows 11 editions for Xbox One, Microsoft HoloLens, and Surface Hub.

Ensure Your Windows 10 has Latest Updates

Before you decide about installing Windows 11, make sure that Windows 10 has the latest updates as they are essential for readying the system for 11. Microsoft releases new updates two times a year – once in April and once in October. The following are the last two updates of Windows 10:

April 2018 Windows 10 Update: Version 1803

October 2018 Windows 10 Update: Version 1810

Make sure that you check the installed version in the information window of the operating system. All the Windows 10 users cannot download and install the updates at the same time. The updates are released part by part so as to reduce problems during the update process.

Windows users started with the question “Is Microsoft coming up with new Windows?” Some went one step ahead by asking “Is Microsoft coming up with Windows 11 or Windows 12?” Since there is no official declaration from Microsoft, treat the launch of Windows 11 as a rumor.

Windows 11 Price

So, it is confirmed that Microsoft is going to launch the latest version of Windows and it is very likely that it will be called Windows 11 with the code name Windows Sun Valley.

So how much will it cost you? will it be Free or the users will have to pay for it? the rumors shows mixed reation. It is likely that the company will allow free upgrade just like Windows 10 or the users may have to pay for the latest operating system.

As I said earlier, there will be different versions and the users might have to pay between $149 & $299 for the Home and commercial versions.

Windows 11 Home- $149 (USA)/ £119 (UK) /€149 (Europe)

Windows 11 Pro – $219 (USA)/ £220 (UK) /€269 (Europe)

Windows 11 Pro Professional (For Workstations)- $319 (USA)/ £329 (UK) /€449 (Europe)

Latest Updates (15th June 2021):

After a few months of the release of Windows 10, there were rumors that there will not be any Windows 11. Many popular websites such as TechRadar confirmed that there will not be any Windows 11 back in 2015.

In fact, Microsoft itself confirmed last year that there will be no Windows 11. But, I was kind of skeptical about it and always believed that Windows 11 will be there for sure.

And now, strong rumors are surfacing all over the internet indicating that the company is going to announce a newer version of Windows 10 code name “Sun Valley” that probably be called Windows 11.

The tech Giant is going to held an event, wherein the company may announce Windows 11.

Another thing that hints about whether the new operating system will be called Windows 11 or not is that the company has recently announced the discontinuation of the support for Windows 10 Home & Pro by October 14, 2025.

Update (June 17, 2021)

The first look of Windows 11 makes me want this beautiful OS right away. Tom Warren of TheVerge has posted the first look of Windows 11 that shows Start Menu, Boot Sound & Rounded corners. Take a look at the video he has posted on his twitter handle.

According to the leaks that TheVerge shared show the Windows 11 will have a movable Start Menu, new look of Search Interface, File Explorer, Widgets and newly added Snap feature.

Possible Free Update for Windows 8 & 7 (June 19, 2021)

We are on the verge of seeing Windows 11 launched. The company will be launching the next version of Windows, i.e Windows11, codename Windows Sun Valley on June 24, 2021.

There is one good news for Windows 7 & Windows 8 users. If the rumors come out to be true, the Windows 7 & 8 users will be able to upgrade to Windows 11 Free of cost.