Microsoft will announce Windows 11 soon, here’s how to watch

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Windows 11 Taskview 1 SurfaceproSource: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central

Windows 11 hasn’t officially been announced yet, but it’s been leaked and covered extensively over the last few weeks. The official announcement of the operating system will come from Microsoft during a livestream. The event kicks off at 11 AM ET (get it, 11) and will showcase Windows 11.

Microsoft will host the event on its website. Once there’s a video or stream to embed, we’ll add it here.

We’ve already seen Windows 11 in action, but the version that leaked is an incomplete build. It gives us a glimpse of the visual overhaul that’s on the way with the new OS, but it’s missing key components. At Microsoft’s event, we’ll presumably see an official glimpse at how the operating system will look.

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A few things that we know we can look forward to are a new Start menu, an improved Taskbar UI, and a new snapping experience. The leaked builds of the OS also have a new Ink Workspace and a widgets panel.

Microsoft will likely announce a launch date or timeframe for Windows 11 as well at the event. We expect that Windows 11 will ship in October 2021, but it will be nice to hear confirmation from Microsoft.

Later in the day, Microsoft will hold a second event focusing on developers. We don’t have many details about that event, apart from its 3 PM ET start time, but it will likely focus on making apps and experiences for Windows 11.

Windows 11 will reportedly have a new Store experience, so Microsoft will want to get developers on board.

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