As workers around the world eye a return to the office (or an entire shift toward hybrid work), having the right technology in place is key in making sure that everyone is protected and connected. Microsoft designed Windows 11 to break down the barriers that stand between in-office workers and their virtual counterparts, creating a workplace of the future that brings employees closer together than ever before – no matter where in the world they actually are. Here are the top five Windows 11 tools that give hybrid workers everything that they need to succeed.
Smoother Multi-Monitor Experience
From offices and conference halls to coffee shops and living rooms, users around the world are connecting their computers to a variety of docks and screens throughout the day. Microsoft has improved the multi-monitor experience in Windows 11. The system now remembers the layout of specific screens, putting your programs back just where they were before you disconnected and hit the road.
More Screen Real Estate
Today’s employees are productivity powerhouses, keeping dozens of programs running at any given time to cover as much ground as possible throughout the workday and stay connected to their company’s conversation. Snap Layouts are a new feature in Windows 11 that can help make the most of your screen real estate, displaying two, three, or even four programs at any given time. These layouts can be easily saved and customized, helping you snap back into your workflow and keep eyes on the data that you depend on to succeed.
Microsoft Teams in Windows 11
Microsoft is betting big on Teams in Windows 11, going so far as to bake it directly into the operating system and put it front and center on the taskbar of every new Windows 11 installation. While downloading the official Microsoft Teams is still required for business accounts, Microsoft’s focus on building teams into a fundamental part of the way that we communicate online on Windows is shining through in the quality of the service and the experience they’re delivering. From higher quality calls and unique group layouts to dedicated Teams calling devices through partnerships with hardware producers, Microsoft is creating a complete experience that keeps employees connected from anywhere in the world.
Microsoft has upped their security in their new OS. Unlike previous versions of Windows, Windows 11 is a Zero Trust-ready operating system outfitted with device encryption, virtualization-based security, hypervisor-protected code integrity, and Secure Boot, all coming together to cut the threat of malware down by 60 percent. Combining these system-level protections with enterprise-grade cybersecurity tools creates a strong defense against the growing wave of cybersecurity attacks no matter where you’re working.
Redesigned for Simplicity
While previous Windows operating systems often felt underdesigned and clunky, Microsoft took inspiration from Apple’s MacOS with the latest edition of Windows. From tablets and laptops to full desktop PCs, Windows 11 sticks to that reliable functionality that Microsoft is known for, but adds a Fluent design that is easy on the eyes – and easy to use. The Start menu is streamlined, showing you your favorite programs at a glance while the taskbar icons are now centered for ease of use. On top of these small tweaks, Widgets are now a larger part of the Windows experience to keep you tuned into the most important information that you need to know 24/7. Windows 11 is designed to keep the way you work simple, even if where you’re working could get a little bit complicated.
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