Windows 11 hit its 1 year birthday last October, and there were already rumors about Windows 12 floating around. It seemed early for some speculation, but we vowed to keep our eyes and ears open for when we hear more.
Here we are another 6 months later, and more rumors are popping up. Some leaked information from sources working on modernizing the Windows OS shed some light on what we can start to expect from Windows 12.
Of course, at this stage in the game, we must throw in the caveat that this is all rumor and speculation. Nobody can be sure what will or will not be included in the new OS, so while we are excited about what we see we need to curb that enthusiasm just a bit until details solidify.
That being said…
Here are the rumored Windows 12 features to get excited about:
It’s probably no surprise that AI would be included in the feature set. AI, and specifically chatbots, have come a long way recently and are impressive already. Microsoft has rolled out AI chatbot functionality into its Bing search engine – which is more impressive than you might think.
AI power being incorporated into Windows is natural. Windows will have a better analysis of our data and content, assisting by serving up what we need next as we work.
Security is always a major topic for any system, and Microsoft has continually improved security with every iteration of Windows. They want to continue that trend by bringing faster updates and better security with Windows 12.
One of the major ways Microsoft will do this is by segregating the OS into compartments. That means updates to separate elements can run while you work in another. It also means that each section can have its own access rights for different people for more granular security.
Changing the design of Windows to have a modular experience means that every component can interact with the OS appropriately. Some devices are high-power and need more resources to perform. Others need very little in terms of resources or power and can run in the background. The modular approach to this will make those differences very efficient and boost performance.
It’s unknown if this modular design will require upgraded hardware to run (like how Windows 11 requires modern hardware for its security measures). We are on the lookout for more information regarding that and any other information that is leaked.
Once we know more about Windows 12, we’ll be sure to update you too!
If you haven’t made the switch to Windows 11 yet, now is the time to do it. Windows 10 end-of-life is 2025 so the clock is ticking down. Regardless of when Windows 12 is slated for release, you’re most likely going to need to be on Windows 11 for the upgrade. If you need any help with your workstations, then get in touch.