Windows has always existed to be a stage for world innovation. It has been the backbone of global business and where some startups have become household names.
The web was born and grew on Windows. It was the place where many of us wrote our first email, played our first PC game, and wrote our first line of code. Windows is where people go to create, to connect, to learn and to reach – a platform that more than a billion people now depend on.
The responsibility to design something for so many people is a responsibility that Microsoft doesn’t take lightly. The past 18 months have brought an incredible shift in the way we use our PCs from trying to fit the PC into our life to trying to fit our entire life into the PC.
Devices are no longer just the place where we go to have meetings, classes and get things done, they have become the place where we play games with friends, watch our favorite shows and, perhaps now with more meaning, connect with each other. to others. During this process, we found ourselves recreating office games, hallway conversations, exercises, happy hours and holiday celebrations – digitally.
Most powerful was the shift in the PC that we saw and felt – from something practical and functional to something personal and emotional. This is what inspired us when we were building the next generation of Windows. The inspiration to build a place that felt familiar, where we could create, learn, play and, most importantly, connect in all new ways.
Microsoft today introduces Windows 11, designed to help people connect, do and create even more.