Microsoft is set to launch its new "everyday AI companion" called Microsoft Copilot for Windows on September 26th.
This unified Copilot experience will be seamlessly integrated across various apps and experiences, including Windows 11, Microsoft 365, Outlook, the Edge browser, and Bing.
Yusuf Mehdi, the consumer chief marketing officer at Microsoft, described Copilot as "a handshake between you and technology," offering assistance when needed and staying unobtrusive when not in use.
The new Copilot will leverage web context, work data, and real-time PC activities to provide enhanced assistance while prioritizing user privacy and security.
With appropriate permissions, Copilot can access data from calendars, emails, documents, and more to help users compose texts and emails quickly. It will also offer real-time suggestions within apps like Outlook and utilize context from Bing Mobile and Edge on smartphones.
The updated Copilot will launch with a Windows 11 update on September 26th. Users can activate it using the Windows Key + C keyboard shortcut or by right-clicking. Copilot-branded AI features will be integrated into several default Windows 11 apps, such as Photos and Paint.
Additionally, Copilot in Windows will allow users to control desktop functions through voice or text commands, offering a more advanced and responsive experience compared to the current Start menu text box.
Microsoft also unveiled enhanced AI capabilities in Bing Chat, Bing Image Creator, Microsoft Shopping (an Edge feature), along with the upcoming November 1st launch of Microsoft 365 Copilot and Microsoft 365 Chat for enterprise users.