The global pandemic accelerated many digital transformation projects, and Windows has been repeatedly chosen as the accompanying operating system. Hybrid working is here for the long run, so having an operating system that allows employees to work from home, or even anywhere, is a no-brainer. Especially if it’s also flexible enough for IT teams to manage and comes with advanced security. That said, Microsoft are announcing Windows 11 to support hybrid and remote workers.
Introducing Windows 11: An operating system designed for hybrid working
Enhanced technology have been delivering the key tools that connect employees with each other. Windows 11 creates new experiences and delivers a streamlined computing experience for workers. It encompasses productivity whilst ensuring performance, security and manageability.
The overall user interface has been modernised without compromising the original familiar feel, whilst also modernising the Start menu, making it easier for users to locate apps and recommended documents.
Often users find themselves juggling multiple documents throughout the day, but Windows 11 simplifies the way users can now interact with these windows and keep them organised. They can now snap the different windows to precise areas on the screen, group them together and toggle back to the groups when needed. And for those using a docking station, Windows 11 will remember the snap groups across the screen when undocking and redocking throughout the day.
Users will also notice new visual enhancements within office, enabling a seamless PC experience across the apps, based on Fluent design language and system. Take the Dark mode for example, Microsoft will match user Windows theme so users can experience the visual refresh in their preferred Office theme.
Microsoft Teams meetings are now the core of communication between employees. Microsoft have created an integration with collaboration and communication apps like Microsoft Teams which allows for easier muting/unmuting, and users can share their desktop or a single applications directly from the desktop taskbar.
Easy management and deployment for your provider
It’s no secret that hybrid working has created IT complexity. After all, users are working from multiple locations and even different devices. Windows 11 is built with the similar Windows 10 foundation which means your IT provider will be able to easily deploy and manage this for you.
Advanced security for a complex cybersecurity environment
The pandemic has added many more security challenges to an already complex and briming pot. With threats continuing to evolve, businesses need a platform that evolves with the changing threat landscape. Windows 11 is equipped with Zero Trust and built-in security technologies designed to deliver protection from the chip to the cloud. Features such as like hardware-based isolation, encryption, and malware prevention will even be switched on by default.
Going passwordless will also be made easier with simplified steps to deploy Windows Hello for Business. Each component in the background keeps users safe without compromising performance and experience.
Continued innovation in Windows 10
Over 1.3b devices are on Windows 10 and Microsoft will continue to support users using Windows 10 during their transition to Windows 11. Later in the year, a new Windows 10 version (21H2) will be released with new updates that enable hybrid working such as Universal Print and enhancements in management and deployment features like Window’s Autopilot.
Our team can simplify the process for you and take care of the management and deployment for you. If you’re looking to navigate around Windows 11 but unsure on how to correctly get this deployed across your business, speak to our cloud experts today.