Windows 11 – the next generation of Windows

Windows 11, the latest and greatest version of Microsoft’s Windows NT operating system, turned two this month. For Windows fans out there it’s like a shiny new toy that’s built on the same foundation as Windows 10, but with a fresh coat of paint and some cool new features. Let’s take a look at what it can do for your organisation…

Windows 11 has been released to accommodate and ease the rapid changes and development that have occurred in workplaces within the last few years. It includes features designed to enhance end-user productivity, improve security, and boost performance, making it the best Windows yet. Here are the reasons you should consider making the move to upgrade now:

  • Security: Windows 11 comes with advanced security features such as Windows Hello, BitLocker, Device Encryption, Secure Boot, and Windows Defender. These features help protect your device and data from unauthorised access, malware, ransomware, and other threats
  • Innovations: Windows 11 introduces new features and enhancements that make your computing experience more enjoyable and efficient. These include Snap Layouts, Snap Groups, and Widgets
  • User interface: Windows 11 has a modern and sleek user interface that is designed to be intuitive and user-friendly. One of the key innovations is accessibility with a range of features and settings that can help users with vision, hearing, mobility, and cognitive impairments to use their devices more comfortably and productively
  • Productivity: Windows 11 helps you get more done with less hassle and distraction. You can use the new Microsoft Office app that integrates Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote into one simple, streamlined location
  • Accessibility: Windows 11 has transformed inclusivity, introducing features that make Microsoft technology accessible for everyone.
    • Narrator: a screen reader that reads aloud text, buttons, and other elements on the screen
    • Magnifier: a tool that enlarges part or all of the screen to make it easier to see
    • Colour filters: a setting that changes the colour scheme of the screen to improve contrast or reduce eye strain
    • High contrast: a theme that makes text and icons stand out against a dark background
    • Closed captions and subtitles: a feature that displays text on the screen for audio and video content
    • Speech recognition: a feature that lets users control their device with voice commands
    • Dictation: a feature that lets users type with their voice instead of a keyboard
    • Eye control: a feature that lets users control their device with eye movements and gestures
    • Touch feedback: a setting that makes the device vibrate or play a sound when a user touches the screen

Getting started with Windows 11

The deadline for upgrading to Windows 11 is October 14th 2025 for Enterprise and Education editions. After this date, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or technical support for Windows 10, which means your devices will be exposed to potential risks and vulnerabilities through cyber attacks and malware. Upgrading to Windows 11 will give you access to the latest features and innovations, offering better performance, security, and compatibility , making it the best choice for your organisation.

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Discover the power of AI with Microsoft Copilot in Windows

The latest AI developments are taking the world by storm. Windows is no exception with the release Copilot, an AI-powered tool that can help you with various tasks, from work, to creation, to play.

Copilot in Windows can assist you with different kinds of tasks, such as summarising a web page, writing an email to your team, switching to dark mode, or creating an image from your imagination. It can also help you with common settings and functions, such as enabling Bluetooth or connecting a new pair of headphones. If you want to take a screenshot, you can ask Copilot to do it for you. Copilot in Windows can transform the way you use your PC and inspire you to explore new possibilities that you may not have considered before. It is the intersection of productivity and creativity.

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Robert McMurdo
Robert McMurdo

Robert McMurdo started his career in the public sector, working initially with cultural and educational organisations. Since moving into IT, Robert has worked across multiple sectors to deliver outcome-based technology that embraces digital transformation. Largely focused on Microsoft cloud technologies, he is now Phoenix's Cloud Endpoint Solutions Lead.

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