Microsoft’s Game-Changing Move: Windows 11 Adopts Mac’s Handoff Feature

Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 11, is set to revolutionize cross-platform compatibility with the adoption of Apple’s Handoff feature [1]. This innovative move addresses the needs of over 70% of office workers who use both Windows and macOS computers daily [2].

Handoff enables users to transition seamlessly between devices, picking up where they left off [3]. For instance, John working on a document in Microsoft Word on his MacBook Pro can switch to his Surface Pro X, with the document automatically opening for him to continue editing [3].

Google also intends to bring similar functionality to its apps across platforms [4]. This move underscores the significance of cross-platform compatibility in today’s work environment. Microsoft’s commitment to enhancing user experience is exemplified by this development.

Key Points:

Windows 11 adopts Apple’s Handoff feature for seamless device transition
Over 70% of office workers use multiple devices, and Microsoft addresses this challenge
Google also plans similar functionality for its apps on Windows and macOS

[1] Microsoft: Handoff – Switch seamlessly between your devices

[2] Statista:

Office software market size worldwide in 2021 (in billion U.S. dollars)
[3] Macworld: How to use Handoff on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac

[4] The Verge:

Google is working on a handoff feature for its apps on Windows and macOS https://www.theverge.