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Windows 11 for Enterprise Administrators - Second Edition

By : Manuel Singer, Jeff Stokes, Steve Miles, Thomas Lee, Richard Diver
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Windows 11 for Enterprise Administrators - Second Edition

By: Manuel Singer, Jeff Stokes, Steve Miles, Thomas Lee, Richard Diver

Overview of this book

Windows 11 comes with a plethora of new security measures, customizability, and accessibility features that can help your organization run more smoothly. But, without a proper introduction to this new version of Windows, it’s easy to miss the most important improvements, along with configuration options that will make migrating to Windows 11 frictionless. Windows 11 for Enterprise Administrators helps you understand the installation process, configuration methods, deployment scenarios, and management strategies. You’ll delve into configuring Remote Server Administration Tools for remote Windows Server and Azure Active Directory management. This edition emphasizes PowerShell's role in automating administrative tasks, and its importance in Windows 11 and Windows Server management. It also provides comprehensive insights into Windows 11 updates, including Version 21H2 and 22H2, contrasting them with Windows 10, ensuring your knowledge stays current with the latest enhancements in the Windows ecosystem. By the end of this book, you'll be well-equipped with Windows 11's vital technologies and potentials, enabling you to adeptly oversee and implement these attributes within your company.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
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Chapter 9: Advanced Configurations

New Start menu and taskbar

The most discussed (and loved or hated) new feature is the completely reprogrammed Start menu and taskbar. Due to this reprogramming, some features are no longer available.

The new Start menu has a completely different look than the previous Windows 10 Start menu. At the first click, you now get an overview of 6x3 app icons (scrollable). This number is only expandable or reduced with Windows 11 22H2. Below that are the last used documents/files (3x2). All other apps are only available after clicking on All apps in the upper-right corner. Then, you get an overview sorted by letters similar to the old Start menu. Live Tiles are no longer available.

The new Start menu is not resizable as a whole, neither in 21H2 nor so far in 22H2, which is a pity, especially on large monitors. This is what it looks like:

Figure 10.1 – New Windows 11 Start menu

Figure 10.1 – New Windows 11 Start menu

Also, the taskbar has been renewed, but the visual changes are less dramatic...