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Danish Kapoor
Danish Kapoor

Microsoft needs time for Windows 11 Copilot updates

Microsoft announced that while it is testing the new Copilot features in Windows 11, it has temporarily stopped the rollout of these features to take into account feedback from users. These updates will not affect users who already have this feature; Copilot on Windows will continue to work as expected. Microsoft plans to provide more details about its AI activities as it continues to develop new ideas with Windows Insiders.

The company's AI event on May 20 will be important to learn more about what Microsoft is planning with Copilot, considering it has declared 2024 as a decisive year for the AI ​​PC concept. There will be a dedicated key for Copilot on Windows keyboards, and this shows that expectations are quite high. More details about the new Copilot functions are expected to be announced at this event.

During this period, new Surface laptops using the power of Qualcomm's Snapdragon X Elite processors are expected to be introduced. These devices will compete with Apple's MacBook Air models with M3 processors. For Windows 11, it is planned to introduce an AI Explorer application similar to the old Windows 10 Timeline feature and to adopt the concept of “a Copilot for every user”.

In recent updates, one of the innovations tested in the preview of Copilot features was to make the Copilot icon in the taskbar animated to indicate when the AI ​​assistant can help. By hovering the mouse icon over it, users could see options that included receiving an AI-generated text summary.

Another innovation was Copilot's ability to exit the sidebar and turn into a regular application window. In this way, users could resize the window and move it to any part of the screen they wanted. This feature started rolling out to the Canary channel in March.

New builds released to both Dev and Beta channels address Copilot unexpectedly auto-starting after reboot. There's also a new shortcut in the right-click menu for tabs in File Explorer that lets users copy the currently open tab. One of the most important innovations for those who pay close attention to the Task Manager is that Microsoft has updated the memory speed from MHz to DDR-compatible MT/s to accurately reflect the volumes.

Danish Kapoor