Microsoft Inc. has begun the release of its first major update to the current version of its Personal Computers operating system, Windows 11.
According to CNBC, Microsoft’s product chief, Panos Panay in a statement made the announcement on Tuesday.
Commenting on the latest update for Windows 11, Panay in a statement said, “Our work is never done to ensure Windows evolves and adapts to you.”
Windows 11 new update could make PCs more accessible, more convenient, more secure and maybe even adopt green energy.
In the past decade, Microsoft has diversified its business away from Windows by growing its Azure public cloud and acquiring assets such as the LinkedIn business social network, but Windows still generates 12% of the company’s revenue.
The updates help Microsoft show that it hasn’t given up on modernizing Windows, which dates to the 1980s and is more popular than any other operating system for personal computers.
But the company is delivering only one sizable update to Windows each year, compared with two per year for Windows 10, the predecessor to Windows 11.
The Windows 11 2022 Update, as the new version is called, comes with a video-editing program, new customization options for the Start menu and access to additional Android apps.