Windows 11 will be available in its first official release version on October 5. On that date, Microsoft says it will begin a slow rollout process to deliver free upgrades to eligible PCs running Windows 10. It hopes to complete the rollout in phases, which it says should complete by mid-2022. Windows 11 will also become available as a standalone OS purchase or as a pre-loaded OS on eligible PCs on that day.
Microsoft says Windows 11 will offer a suite of features and highlights when it releases in October, including a new Microsoft Store, a new Start menu design, as well as the ability to snap windows to certain layouts, groups, and more.