What will change in Windows 11?
Whilst Windows 11 is a cleaner, more modern-looking operating system that adds new features and tools, we will see some Windows 10 features be discontinued.
Most notably, Internet Explorer will no longer be available. Now superseded by Microsoft Edge.
Changes to the taskbar and start menus will be some of the most noticeable differences, too, with pinned applications not migrating over, and the live tiles that you may have gotten used to are being removed. With the taskbar, you can no longer place this on the sides of your desktop, and some icons may disappear from your system tray.
As is always the case with a new version of Windows, lots of the features you know and love, may have been updated or perhaps had their names slightly changed. But if they’re not listed as removed or depreciated, everything should still be there for you to work as usual.
When should I upgrade?
It’s always exciting to think about upgrading to the latest version of Windows, but we would definitely recommend holding-off for a little while, whilst the first few updates and builds are released, to fix up and major issues or flaws.
It’s worth noting, too, that a lot of software providers (Sage, Pegasus, Exchequer etc) may not have Windows 11 compatible versions of their software yet. So upgrading before we know your core software packages are compatible isn’t a good idea.
The best thing to do for now, is to wait a little while. Perhaps start to assess your computers and devices to see if you have anything that may not be compatible and take steps to remedy this first.
Once you’re confident that your devices can be upgraded and keep all functions, and that your software providers have compatible versions of their programs, you can give us a call to look at planning a rollout of Windows 11 across your estate.