Windows 11 is Out Now

Windows 11 is available now. Both through a free upgrade on eligible Windows 10 PCs and on new PCs pre-installed with Windows 11.

Here are a few of the top features Windows 11 has to offer:

New Features that Bring you Closer to What you Love:

Chat from Microsoft Teams is a new experience that helps bring you closer to the people you care about.

Microsoft Store on Windows has been redesigned from the ground up to be easier to build for, and make it more seamless for customers to find and browse apps, games and entertainment all in one place

Snap Layouts and Groups offer a more powerful way to multitask and optimize your screen real estate.

Windows 11 is the most inclusively designed version of Windows, built with and for people with disabilities.

Aotearoa Keyboard 

Devices which upgrade to Windows 11 will have access to the all-new Aotearoa keyboard. This allows users to add macrons while writing in te reo Māori, without having to switch keyboards or copy and paste. Instead, users can use the tilde (~) key before a vowel and the macron will be automatically added.

“The Aotearoa keyboard addition to Windows 11 may seem like a small thing. It represents the latest milestone in the work we’ve been doing alongside cultural and language advisors for the past 15 years to support te reo Māori as a vital part of Aotearoa’s culture and identity,” says Vanessa Sorenson, Managing Director of Microsoft New Zealand. 

”It’s also about encouraging more Kiwis to learn and engage with each other in the language every day. The Aotearoa keyboard will enable millions of Windows users around Aotearoa and the world to write more easily in te reo Māori, removing the barriers people currently face to expressing themselves in our indigenous language. That’s huge.”

Built for Gaming

Windows 11 was made for gaming, with new features that can take your PC gaming experience to the next level. This is helped by AutoHDR, DirectStorage, and the Xbox app built right in. Here you can browse, download and play over 100 PC games from the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PC library.  

The Operating System for Hybrid Work and Learning

Beginning today, organizations can also start moving to Windows 11 on powerful PCs and through the cloud with Windows 365 or Azure Virtual Desktop.

Chipto-cloud Protection

Windows 11 was designed with security in mind to meet the challenges we will face in this new work environment and beyond.

New Tools and Resources for Developers 

Windows 11 is for all developers. Whether you are building apps for a PC, web, phone, game console or anything in between. Windows 11 offers the most seamless development experience. A more open store, deep development integrations and new design are just the start.

Available on the Widest Array of Choice in Devices

Microsoft is offering Windows 11 on the widest array of choice in devices, form factors, and silicon from its partners. These include Acer, AMD, ASUS, Dell, HP, Intel, Lenovo, Qualcomm, Samsung, and Surface. 

Additionally, as a reminder, most new Surface devices and accessories will be generally available today from Microsoft Store on microsoft.com and other major retailers. These include the Surface Laptop Studio, Surface Pro 8, and Surface Go 3.

Be sure to check out the microsite for all the Windows 11 general availability assets and additional Windows 11 blog posts. 

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