It was the most awaited event of the last months and finally the revolution has begun. Microsoft opens the doors to the future, now officially, and does it in style: after the announcements and anticipations, the two long-awaited innovations are now reality. We’re talking about Windows 11 and, in parallel, Office 2021. Two completely renewed tools. In what way?
Let’s find out starting with the Windows 11 update, which includes a consistent graphical refresh, including among other features windows with rounded corners and a new dark theme. The famous start button, which has always been located on the left, will this time be in a central position, allowing quick access to frequently used programs, apps and files, through the introduction of the “recommended” section.
In addition, the new Widgets section has been introduced that, taking advantage of Artificial Intelligence, shows tailored content through a personalized feed. Teams is now integrated directly into the app bar, so you can speed up opening or participating in calls and video calls. Finally, the Microsoft Store will be useful not only for downloading apps, but also for searching for other content like movies and games for the Xbox.
Similarly, Microsoft is introducing new features in the Office 2021 package, in which it has expanded the online collaboration tools previously only included in Office 365, making real-time editing by multiple users possible, support for OneDrive and integration with Teams. The new Office Home and Student 2021 will be priced at $149.99 and will include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Microsoft Teams for PC and Mac. Office Home and Business 2021, on the other hand, will be priced at $249.99 and will include everything already in the Home and Student version, with the addition of Outlook for PC and Mac, as well as the rights to use all Office apps for business purposes.
Microsoft inaugurates a new era in the best possible way, aiming to make collaboration and remote work not only more graphically pleasing, but also and above all more functional: Windows 11 and Office 2021 are the two innovations that are shaking the international interest, and who knows if the surprises are not yet over.
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