Windows 11 Annual Update is available today in over 190 countries. It’s the first major update to Microsoft’s operating system since its launch in October 2021. Futura rounds up the new features.
It’s the event of the year for Windows 11. operating systemoperating system evolves at once with a big update loaded with new functions. On the program, cosmetic and software improvements, enhanced security, optimized performance and more customization.
As for the interface, the first big change in the “File Explorer”. Like the browsersbrowsers Web, it adds a system of tabs which will make it easier to navigate from one windowwindow from file to file. On the left in the navigation bar, you also find at the top, a section in which it is possible to pin your favorite folders. The OneDrive online storage service is also highlighted.
For its part, the “Start” menu is reorganized and gains in ergonomics. It is possible to customize this menu from the “Settings” and in particular a section dedicated to “Personalization”. In this way, we can now collect the iconsicons of the applicationsapplications in thematic files.
Video editing made easy with Clipchamp
Still in the “Settings”, there are new icons and options dedicated to touch screenstouch screens. Function Windows Snap which allows you to arrange several windows on the screen is enriched with new combinations. The option Do not disturb, available at the bottom right of the screen, gains in flexibility with more customization possibilities to filter notifications when desired. It is also possible to create alerts when a break is needed. As for apps, this Windows 11 update officially adds the app Clipchampan easy-to-use video editing software that had already been offered directly for download in the “Video” application for a few months.
In this English video, Microsoft explains how to install this big annual update. © Microsoft
Almost compatible Android apps
As with new Macs with macOS that can accept apps for iPhone, Windows 11 now allows you to install apps intended for Android. However, you have to go through theAmazonAmazon App StoreStore ; apps are available only via the MicrosoftMicrosoft Store. There are about 20,000 compatible applications and games.
Microsoft is also improving its obsolete voice command system. He porteporte the name of Voice Access and allows you to control the computer and dictate text by voice. Accessibility also gains new options with the addition of on-the-fly subtitles. It is the artificial intelligence of Microsoft which makes it possible to transcribe any audio source. For the moment, the option is not available in French. As another improvement offered by Microsoft’s AI, there is the active correction of background noise during videos.
As far as security is concerned, Microsoft integrates the module Smart App Control. Like its Mac counterpart, it blocks applications that have not been verified and may contain malwaremalware. It’s an artificial intelligence that is at work and it is combined with the security suite integrated into Windows.
These new features are available now from Windows Update, in the system’s “Settings”.