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The Verge 13 July, 2021 - 11:06am 20 views

When does Windows 11 come out?

Microsoft says the official release of Windows 11 (what the company calls General Availability, or GA) will arrive on new hardware in late 2021. Most knowledgeable observers expect the Windows 11 GA release to arrive in October 2021, and you would be foolish to bet against them. ZDNetWindows 11: Everything you need to know

The future of Windows could be Microsoft’s Cloud PC – not Windows 11

Techradar 13 July, 2021 - 12:04pm

New glimpse of Microsoft’s upcoming Cloud PC product leaks

According to alleged promotional material that was posted on Twitter, it looks like a version of a Windows desktop running in a web browser Window.

This tallies with what we’ve heard about Microsoft Cloud PC, where people will essentially stream Windows 10 (or Windows 11) desktops over the internet.

pic.twitter.com/yaqmg7BHVSJuly 12, 2021

By streaming a cloud-based Windows desktop, it would allow people to use Windows 10 or 11 on devices that wouldn’t usually be able to run them, just as low-powered Chromebox mini PCs.

Being able to access a PC by just logging in through a web browser from anywhere in the world could be extremely useful for many people as well, and it will apparently run using Microsoft’s Azure servers, similar to how Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming service works.

The Microsoft Cloud PC was expected to be announced at the same event that Windows 11 was shown off at, in June, but it was a no-show.

Now, rumors suggest it could make an appearance at Microsoft Inspire, which runs between July 14 – 15.

Via MSPoweruser

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How to customize your Windows 11 Start Menu in the best way

OnMSFT 13 July, 2021 - 12:04pm

Microsoft provides a ton of documentation for developers on ways to customize your Windows 11 Start Menu. However, there is not much information on how to customize the Start Menu on Windows 11 for the everyday user. Luckily for you, we have a helpful guide on how to customize your Windows 11 Start Menu.

For those that liked the look and feel of the Windows 10 Start Menu, the Windows 11 Start Menu is completely different. It's centered by default, there are no more Live Tiles, and there are likely more general layout changes coming soon in future Windows 11 builds.

Here's a look at how you can customize your Windows 11 Start Menu in the best way.

Bringing up the Windows 11 Start Menu is pretty easy; all it takes is press of the Windows key. Alternatively, you can also click the Start Menu icon on the Windows 11 taskbar to also summon the Start Menu. After you press the Windows key, the Start Menu will pop up and you can see your recently added apps, most used apps, and recently opened items in Start, Jump Lists, and File Explorer.

In Start Menu settings, you can also add your own folders that you want to appear in the Start Menu. If you want to reach Windows settings directly, you can click the gear icon in the lower right of the Start Menu as shown.

Remember these steps to get to the Start Menu options in Windows Settings.

As you can see, there are not many options available to configure in the Windows 11 Start Menu, although future Windows 11 builds may add and/or remove options as they become available. We'll keep you posted.

Be sure to check out OnMSFT's YouTube channel and hands-on with Windows 11 Build 22000.51 video where we go through all the changes below.

Be sure to check out our weekly OnMSFT OnPodcast with Kareem Anderson and Arif Bacchus as they talk about the latest Microsoft news and stories for the week. They recently hit a milestone with recording their 40th episode last week! Stay tuned for next week where they try to host next week's podcast using Microsoft Teams' Together Mode, it should be fun!

What options would you like to see available in the Windows 11 Start Menu? Let us know in the comments!

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