Microsoft Copilot
Microsoft Copilot

Microsoft introduces Windows Copilot in the preview

What To Know

  • Today, Windows 11 Insiders in the Beta Channel have the opportunity to install the first semi-public preview build of this AI-infused sidebar, which was initially announced at Build 2023.
  • Panos Panay, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer, expressed his belief that AI will be the key driver of innovation for Windows in the years to come, transforming the way people work and interact with their devices to make tasks more manageable, understanding user needs more profoundly.
  • During this preview phase, Microsoft is selectively releasing features of Copilot to users in controlled increments, with plans to add more in future builds.
  • 2129 or higher), you can easily activate Windows Copilot by clicking the corresponding button on the taskbar (a blue ribbon ring with a yellow “PRE” badge) or using the shortcut Win + C.

Introducing Windows Copilot, now available in preview from Microsoft. Today, Windows 11 Insiders in the Beta Channel have the opportunity to install the first semi-public preview build of this AI-infused sidebar, which was initially announced at Build 2023.

The company’s blog post emphasizes that this initial preview primarily focuses on the integrated UI experience, with more functionalities planned for future previews.

Windows is a system-level version of the browser-based Copilot, which was previously introduced in February. Microsoft envisions this tool, which will also be integrated into Microsoft Office and Teams, as a groundbreaking shift in how customers interact with their software.

Microsoft Copilot sidebar rolls out to Windows 11 beta Testers

Panos Panay, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer, expressed his belief that AI will be the key driver of innovation for Windows in the years to come, transforming the way people work and interact with their devices to make tasks more manageable, understanding user needs more profoundly.

During this preview phase, Microsoft is selectively releasing features of Copilot to users in controlled increments, with plans to add more in future builds. However, new Windows Insiders joining the Beta Channel today will not have access to this update right away.

The company assures that the rollout will be expanded gradually over the next few weeks. This follows the release of a Copilot Preview in late June for developers running preview builds.

Once you have the correct preview installed (Build 22631.2129 or higher), you can easily activate Windows Copilot by clicking the corresponding button on the taskbar (a blue ribbon ring with a yellow “PRE” badge) or using the shortcut Win + C.

The sidebar will appear docked to the right, providing easy access without obstructing your desktop content or open app windows, ensuring seamless interaction with Windows Copilot.

At this early stage, Microsoft highlights several examples of queries that Copilot can handle. From performing basic Windows tasks such as “Change to dark mode” or “Turn on do not disturb” to summarizing active websites in the Edge browser, composing stories, and even generating AI art. Additionally, there’s an ellipses button at the top right of the Copilot sidebar, allowing users to provide feedback and suggestions.

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