It is big news that Windows 11 is on the way. Some screenshots and video introductions have been leaked. More and more information shows up. In this post, MiniTool Software will tell you the release date of Windows 11, and the new features in it like the new UI & the Start Menu.

Microsoft has informally announced that Windows 10 was the last version of the Windows Operating System. But the recent leak information like some screenshots shows that Windows 11 is under development.

First, some screenshots about Windows 11 appeared on some sites. Then, more information about Windows 11 came out. So far, the relevant information we know is the release date of Windows 11, the new features about the new UI, and the Start Menu. In this post, we will show you the information we get.

The Windows 11 Release Date

Microsoft is going to unveil Windows 11, the next version of Windows OS, on June 24, 2021. It is named Sun Valley. Before that, Microsoft announced the end date of Windows 10 (Oct 14, 2025). It also publishes a video that teases the Windows startup sound. The video is here: Windows | Startup Sounds – Slo-fi Remix.

The day will come very soon. Let’s wait and see.

What’s New in Windows 11?

The user interface and the Start Menu in Windows 11 are similar to what in Windows 10X (Windows 10X has ended its life). The biggest changes are located on the taskbar. In this section, we will show you these two new features in Windows 11.

#1. New User Interface (UI)

Now, let’s have a look at the new user interface of Windows 11.

1. Font

Rumors show that Microsoft is going to change the font in the UI. And some signs indicate that it does want to do so. For example, it asks users to pick from five fonts to replace Calibri. Besides, it also wants to hire someone to give a redesign according to the users’ requirements. Perhaps, Microsoft will release the related information at the June 24 event.

2. Location of App Icons and the Start Menu

In Windows 11, the app icons on the taskbar and the Start Menu are centered. But you can move them to the left.

3. Round Corners throughout Windows 11

Additionally, the Windows 11 interface has a round corner. For example, the Start Menu has a round corner, the Windows Explorer has a round corner.

#2. New Start Menu

The new Start Menu looks like what in Windows 10X. It has a new icon and it has round corners.

Windows 11 Start Menu icon

The start menu can be moved to the center or the left side of the screen. Everything in the Start Menu is simplified. For example, if you want to see all apps installed on your computer, you need to click All apps to show all. That is, the installed app will not show up in the Start Menu by default.

#3. New Features

1. A New Icon: Widgets

There is a new icon in Windows 11 taskbar and it is labeled Widgets. You can slide it out. And it gives you quick access to news, weather, and other web content.

2. New Snap Controls

Windows 11 also has new snap controls. You can access it from the Maximize button on all apps’ interfaces.

3. A new setup experience

Microsoft also introduced a new setup experience. When you install new hardware or perform a Windows 11 update, you need to follow the steps to configure Windows 11.

4. A New Startup Sound

Windows 11 has a new startup sound. You can hear it every time you boot the system.

5. New Xbox experience

The Xbox app in Windows 11 is refreshed. You can quickly go to Xbox Game Pass games, the social parts of the Xbox network, and the Xbox store.

What’s new in Windows 11? This post shows you some information. However, it is just an early version of Windows 11. We believe that the final version will bring you more surprises.

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