Windows 11’s search feature is already much better than its predecessor, but Microsoft isn’t going to give up on it. The company has just recently announced more enhancements to the search bar of Windows 11 that will make it even more powerful than before.
Microsoft’s Plans for the Windows 11 Search Bar
As mentioned on the Windows Blog, Microsoft is bringing a whole slew of new features to the Windows 11 preview build. There’s a lot of interesting stuff in the patch notes, but of particular interest is the Redmond giant’s plan to enhance Windows 11’s search tool.
If you log into Windows 11 with a work or business account, Windows 11’s search tool will access the files you store there. This means you can find your files quickly and efficiently, no matter where they are located.
The search tool will also get a new lick of Paint in the form of lifestyle-based widgets. It will soon provide you with daily information, such as curated “word of the day.” It will also let you know about any Microsoft Rewards offers it thinks might interest you.
Search Highlights will present notable and interesting moments globally and in your region—such as holidays, anniversaries, and other educational moments. You’ll find rich, bold content in Search Home that highlights what you know today.
The search update isn’t live yet, but Insiders can look forward to playing around with the new tool “early next week.”
Microsoft’s bid to make Windows 10 successor
When Microsoft releases a new operating system, it always faces the same challenge. Users and businesses are comfortable with the operating system of their choice, and now the Redmond tech giant must persuade them to upgrade to the newer one.
The best way to do this is to build an operating system that improves on the old formula. As such, Microsoft’s touch-up to Windows 11’s search tool may be an attempt to persuade people to leave Windows 10 behind and embrace the new, better system.
As it stands now, there are still many good reasons why people should stick with Windows 10. However, as Microsoft irons out these reasons, the allure of Windows 11 upgrade may start surging in people’s minds.
The search for a better Windows 11 is over
As Microsoft works hard to make Windows 11 the best operating system available, we will see more and more of these improvements over time. It remains to be seen whether they will be enough to encourage people to jump in.