Last week, Microsoft Defender got a new preview app for Windows 11. However, that was just a leak with no official release. Fast forward a little and Microsoft has now rolled out the app for Insiders.
Available now in the new Microsoft Store for Windows 11, the Microsoft Defender preview is still only available for some users. In other words, this is a limited preview right now and not available to all members of the Windows Insider Program.
However, Ahmed Walid was able to get the installer and posted the following images of the new Microsoft Defender experience.
It seems users are able to get quite far into the installation process before being shut out. For example, I was able to “Get” the Microsoft Defender preview from the Microsoft Store and install it on my machine. However, when I linked my account to the app, I got the message “your account isn’t authorized to use Microsoft Defender yet.”
Of course, the big change here compared to the Windows 10 app is the faithfulness to the Windows 11 Flow aesthetic. That means rounded corners and a generally softer look compared to before. It also seems Microsoft Defender on Windows 11 is putting more emphasis on managing security on all devices across platforms.
Microsoft has been developing the app under the codename GibraltarApp, building it on WPF and XAML. On the Microsoft Store, the company says the following about the app:
“Security, simplified. Microsoft Defender is your personal defense against digital threats. Secure your devices across operating systems including Windows, Apple, and Android.”
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