Microsoft will be providing current owners a free upgrade to the new OS in the first half of 2022. - Photo: Durabook

Microsoft will be providing current owners a free upgrade to the new OS in the first half of 2022.

Photo: Durabook

Durabook, a rugged mobile solutions brand owned by Twinhead International Corporation, has announced its current line (laptops – Z14I, S15AB, S14I; tablets – R11, R11L, U11) of rugged products is fully compatible with and ready to be upgraded to the Windows 11 operating system. Microsoft will be providing current owners/users a free upgrade to the new OS in the first half of 2022. Upgrade timing will vary according to devices, with users receiving a notice from Microsoft that they can upgrade their device. Product owners can then choose to upgrade now or on a later date.

Windows 11 is a faster, simpler, more cyber-secure operating system that provides instant productivity. It allows users to:

  • Optimize screen space and workflow by keeping essential apps and information at hand with pre-configured snap layouts and snap groups that intelligently adapt to the size and dimension of the device's screen.
  • Pick up where they left off simply by clicking the desired snap group in their toolbar.
  • Create multiple virtual desktops that keep unrelated, ongoing projects organized. With multiple desktops, users can manage and switch instantly between projects and work streams at the click of a button. They can even open multiple windows to handle multiple applications simultaneously.
  • Integrate Microsoft Teams into their taskbar to provide seamless collaboration with limitless connectivity anywhere, anytime, in an office, or the field.

Windows 11 is the operating system for hybrid work environments. It delivers new experiences that allow users to work the way they want (including enhanced touch and pen features, integrated voice typing, and multi-finger gesture capabilities). It is also secure by design and easy and familiar for IT personnel to deploy and manage.

Designed with security in mind, Windows 11 features built-in hardware-based isolation, proven encryption, and Microsoft's most robust protection yet against malware. In addition, it ensures comprehensive protection from chip to cloud with a cross-device access.

Originally posted on Work Truck Online