Windows 11 will offer cloud backup and restore

Windows 11 will offer cloud backup and restore. As part of the Build 2023 developer conference, Microsoft announced innovations such as the integration of ChatGPT with Bing and the ability for developers to use a single platform to create plugins that work in both consumer and business environments for “copilots” (artificial intelligence capabilities for applications and services).

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A quieter novelty are other announcements not related to AI, such as the possibility of backing up and restoring Windows 11 from the cloud, in the same way as smartphones allow you to do.

On first launch – reports Windows Central – the user will be able to log in to their account and select “Restore my apps” from the cloud backup. After confirmation, the user will see Desktop background restored, Settings as he left them on the previous machine, the pre-loading of the apps installed on the previous PC will start, and have the apps on the taskbar as he left them, starting the download of the latter from the Microsoft Store at the first click. It is not clear whether this functionality will also be possible for apps other than those downloaded from the Microsoft Store.

Another important novelty – always refers to Windows Central – concerns Windows 11 for machines with ARM CPUs, with improvements that should lead to a better user experience on devices such as Surface Pro 9 (ARM), Surface Pro X and the Dell Inspiron 14 with Snapdragon 8cx2 processor.

On the gaming side, the Unity “engine” for Windows on ARM will be available from early June, allowing developers to create device-optimized games for machines running Windows on ARM as the operating system. The Visual Studio development environment will also offer Multi-platform App UI (MAUI) support for ARM, with obvious advantages for machines using processors of this type.

Node.js – a cross-platform open source runtime for executing JavaScript code – also now supports the ARM64 architecture.

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