48 hours from the Windows 11 launch, here’s what we know so far!

June 22, 2021

It is expected to be called Windows 11. But whatever it is finally called, it’s the biggest update that Windows has received since Windows 10 released in 2015. Sure, we know something big is coming, cue those not-all-that-hidden 11 outline in Microsoft’s invite for the June 24 event.

Microsoft of course aptly added to the hype with that massive 11 minite video featuring startup sounds from various versions of Windows, albeit slowed down by 4,000 percent, and Microsoft positions this as a relaxing video for those far too excited by the Windows event on June 24th.

Oh, the event invite with a window creating a shadow with an outline that looks very much like the number 11 aside, the Microsoft event is starting at 11AM ET.

A few weeks back we had leaks of what was supposedly the new Windows 11 UI, Start menu, and more. From what was leaked, Windows 11 will be a big visual overhaul, taking inspiration from the unreleased Windows 10X, with a redesigned taskbar and Start menu and overall cleaner look throughout, including places like File Explorer and the Windows Store. Microsoft has been working on something codenamed “Sun Valley,” which the company has referred to as a “sweeping visual rejuvenation of Windows.”. Some significant Windows Store changes are well in order as well.

Meanwhile, we have rumors of how they will be changing their subscription plan to get on the same tracks of the likes of Adobe, so wait and watch for that.

The Microsoft announcement happens on June 24th at 11AM ET. Watch the livestream here


by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2020 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2018, CES 2017, 2016 and 2015. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering. Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.