Here comes Windows 11! Are you ready? What does the Microsoft Windows 11 update mean for your nonprofit organization?
It seems 2015 was a very long time ago, but that’s when the Windows 10 operating system came along. Times have certainly changed. We’re using technology differently now and Windows 11 is stepping up, especially in security, multi-tasking and Teams integration.
Community IT clients and friends may already be aware of the arrival of Windows 11 on October 5, 2021. We’ve been aware of and researching the upgrade for some time now and are ready to assist you with the changes.
If your office computer was released in the last 3-4 years, you’re probably already supported.
Primarily, Windows 11 requires specific hardware including:
Windows 11 presents refinements to the user interface:
- Expect the Start menu to pop up in the middle of the screen. At first impression, it is different, but the menu is still very similar and shouldn’t cause much of an issue once users have some time with it.
- The Windows Store is upgraded to include Android apps.
- Touch screens are better supported
- Multiple windows can be used simultaneously on one screen
If you are buying a new computer, you can have Windows 11 pre-installed providing the hardware meets the requirements. We anticipate popular management apps and security software of our clients will be supported.
Finally, there is no rush to update to Windows 11.
Windows 10 will be supported through October, 2025. Community IT will update our clients as needed or requested, always keeping your best work environment as our top priority.
Microsoft is particularly taking security seriously in this update. Windows 11 has strict hardware requirements, according to Microsoft, because security and stability are both much better on newer PCs.
You can learn more on how to get the free Microsoft Windows 11 update, see previews of what your screens will look like, and tips on how to get the most out of the new system here at zdnet. You can also check out their FAQ page on Windows 11 while you are at it.
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At Community IT Innovators, we’ve found that many nonprofit organizations deal with more IT downtime than they should have to. As a result, frustration with IT is all too common.
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