Microsoft introduces hybrid work, new Windows 11 features for enterprise users

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Microsoft recently held the Future of Hybrid Work event, in which the company rolled out a bunch of new features for enterprise workers and hybrid work workers. This long list of features not only make it easy for users to access their desktops from anywhere but they also give them access to better meeting features. Then there are features that make everyday tasks easier and faster.

smart desktop

Microsoft today announced a new feature for its Windows 11 OS called Windows 365 Switch. This feature will enable users to move faster between their Windows 365 cloud PC and local desktop. The company has also added a native Windows 365 app that will give users another way to access Windows 365 cloud PCs from the taskbar or Start menu.

In addition, Microsoft said that it is working on a functionality called Windows 365 Offline, which will enable users to work in Windows 365 even when they are not connected to the Internet. The company said that when connectivity is restored, Windows 365 Cloud PCs will automatically re-sync with the Windows 365 service without data loss so that the user experience and workflow remains consistent.

As far as general usability is concerned, the company said that it is introducing a new app folder inside the Start menu in which users can easily find apps on their Windows 11 desktop.

new file explorer

The company has also refreshed its File Explorer experience. It has a feature called Contextual Suggestions which is powered by the company’s Context IQ. This feature recommends relevant content and contacts across Windows, including cloud content. The new File Explorer experience also includes tabs that enable users to multitask and search multiple files at the same time.

Upgraded Focus for Windows 11

Microsoft also announced new features for Focus in Windows 11. The list includes an integrated focus timer and Do Not Disturb feature.

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Hybrid Meetings

Additionally, the company announced several new features to make meeting seamless in Windows 11. The company said that it is launching a more AI-focused feature in meetings. These features include automatic framing to refocus the camera as users move around, voice clarity, voice focus, and background blur to reduce visual and audio distractions in the background. Apart from this, the company is also introducing a feature called Eye Contact which improves eye contact during virtual meetings and video calls.

live caption

To make Windows 11 better for the deaf and hard of hearing communities and language learners, the company has introduced a feature called Live Caption. This new feature will enable users to easily access captions from all audio experiences and apps on Windows, including web-based audio, such as audio from their favorite streaming websites.

Enterprise users were the first to appear on BGR India after Microsoft rolled out new Windows 11 features for hybrid work.

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