Microsoft Stock: What does Windows 11 launch mean for it?

Few companies never fail to amaze investors. Microsoft stock is one of them. Despite its massive size, the stock has jumped over 30 percent over the last year and nearly 25 percent so far in 2021. Moreover, its market value recently climbed above $2 trillion, becoming the second most valuable public company in the U.S. after Apple (AAPL).

Microsoft Reveals Windows 11

The Redmond, Washington-based software giant recently lifted the curtains from Windows 11. The announcement came as a surprise to many as the company previously called Windows 10 its last Windows OS.

Microsoft disclosed its next-generation operating system (OS) at a virtual event in June.  The new OS will support Android apps. It will also allow users to configure multiple desktops according to their usages, such as gaming and work.

The company will allow the existing Windows 10 users to upgrade to Windows 11 for free. However, the devices must have a minimum storage capacity of 64 GBs and 4 GB RAM to support the new OS.

Windows is the most famous product of Microsoft. However, it accounted for just 14 percent of its total revenue in the last quarter. The company usually offers Windows as a free upgrade and then generates revenue by integrating it with the app store and other software.

Bottomline

Windows 11 will serve as the foundation for Microsoft’s cloud-based products and services. Moreover, it has a more user-friendly interface compared to Windows 10. Additionally, the new OS will support Android App Store, allowing users to install millions of Android apps. In short, the rollout of Windows 11 will eventually help Microsoft stock gain more value in the longer run.