Since Microsoft’s Windows 11 announcement in June 2021, ITPro Today’s experts have published in-depth technical explainers and how-to articles to help users unlock the benefits of the new OS. These articles highlight Windows 11 security and storage capabilities, migration planning considerations, and notable elements of the system's visual interface.
Below, we’ve highlighted 11 of our most-read Windows 11 tips and tricks. Review the articles to get the most out of the OS -- and feel free to leave your own tips in the comments.
1. What You Need to Know About File History in Windows 11
Windows 11's revamped Windows Setting feature does not expose File History, the operating system’s conventional tool for backing up locally stored data. This article explores the implications of that change.
2. Windows 11 Security: How to Set up Dynamic Lock
Dynamic Lock can automatically lock a user’s PC whenever they step outside the PC’s range. Here’s how to enable Dynamic Lock on Windows 11.
3. How Do Storage Spaces in Windows 10 and Windows 11 Differ?
Expert Brien Posey examines whether Storage Spaces functions differently between the Windows 10 and 11 OSes.
4. Find Out if a PC Will Meet Windows 11 TPM 2.0 Requirements
Windows 11 requires users to have computers equipped with TPM 2.0. Find out if your PC has TPM 2.0 support and how to turn it on if it’s disabled.
5. The Risks of Circumventing Windows 11 Hardware Requirements
While it’s possible to circumvent Windows 11’s TPM 2.0 requirement, doing so could expose users to security problems down the line.
6. How to Use Microsoft Tamper Protection to Prevent Ransomware
Tamper Protection aims to stop malware and hackers from manipulating Windows security mechanisms. Learn how to enable Tamper Protection on Windows 11 devices.
7. Windows 11 Interface and Visual Changes for Enterprise Users
Microsoft refreshed some of Window’s familiar visual elements with the release of Windows 11. Review the changes to the desktop, Start menu, and other staples.
8. Inside Windows 11: Microsoft DirectStorage Begs Enterprise Attention
DirectStorage is designed to optimize storage I/O. While the technology is most relevant to game developers today, it could eventually gain broad traction in the business world.
9. A First Look at Windows 11’s Advanced Storage Features
Brien Posey provides a walk-through of Windows 11's Advanced Storage Settings. See how the features compare with previous versions of Windows.
10. Readying for Microsoft Windows 11: Best Practice for IT Pros
Expert Richard Hay outlines the steps for migrating from Window 10 to 11, which involves planning for Windows 11’s minimum hardware requirements.
11. How to Get Started Testing Microsoft Windows 11
Microsoft will continue to support Windows 10 until October 2024, giving organizations time to test Windows 11 before migrating. Here's how to prepare for the inevitable migration.
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