AI, Cloud PC and New Explorer

At a conference dedicated to businesses, Microsoft presented a set of new features for Windows 11. Goal: to make the system more secure and more suitable for productivity.

Microsoft has beautiful have released Windows 11 by the end of 2021, the publisher knows that he still has a lot of work to do to improve the operating system and fully convince, especially professionals. This was the entire topic of his presentation on April 5, 2022 where the editor has as expected introduced new features for Windows 11.

Native AI management to improve your video calls

With the advent of ARM and processors with complex architecture, our machines are now more and more entitled to an NPU: Neural Processing Unit. It is a chip dedicated to artificial intelligence that would now be managed natively by Windows 11.

Microsoft presents the future of Windows 11: AI, Cloud PC and new browser
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Microsoft isn’t trying to revolutionize what can be done, but rather to natively add features that we already know in Windows 11. For example, we’re talking about dynamically adding a blur to the background of your image or a gaze adjustment to give the impression that you are looking your interlocutor in the eye. As it is a native integration to Windows 11, Microsoft promises that it will not be limited to Microsoft Teams, but to any application.

The tabbed file explorer

After several weeks of rumours, Microsoft has officially lifted the veil on a new version of File Explorer. The publisher indicates that it will better manage cloud storage, especially with OneDrive.

Microsoft presents the future of Windows 11: AI, Cloud PC and new browser

Above all, this new version introduces tab management in the file explorer. Just like a web browser, it will be possible to quickly switch from one folder to another simply by switching between tabs. Microsoft will also automatically suggest contacts in the file sharing menu, based on your habits.

Windows Cloud PC Integration

In 2021, Microsoft launched Cloud PC, its commercial offering that provides streaming access to a Windows 11 PC running in the cloud. The principle is the same as Shadow, except that it is an offer aimed at companies and not gamers.

Microsoft presents the future of Windows 11: AI, Cloud PC and new browser

With its introduction, Microsoft is speeding up by allowing Windows 11 to sync with a PC in the cloud. So you can switch from your local PC to the cloud PC with a single click from the taskbar, or start directly on the cloud PC without going through the Windows 11 desktop. In the long run, Microsoft You’d also like to make it possible to work offline on your PC’s documents in the cloud, with data synchronization when the local computer reconnects to the Internet.

an uncertain schedule

Microsoft has not indicated when these new features will be available to businesses or the general public. The firm could offer them through an update during the year or wait for the big update scheduled for the end of the year, or even wait until 2023 and beyond for certain news. In short, very official promises and announcements, but a calendar that for the moment remains unclear.

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