Microsoft has rolled out one of the biggest updates to Windows 11, introducing a set of new features and improvements. Here are some of them.
Windows Copilot: The major feature of this update is Windows Copilot, an AI-powered digital assistant integrated into various parts of Windows 11, providing assistance and control over PC settings, apps, and queries.
AI Enhancements: Microsoft has added AI-powered features to Paint, Snipping Tool, and Photos. Paint will offer Photoshop-like features, Snipping Tool can now copy text from images, and Photos gains a background blur option.
Improved Backup: A new Windows Backup app allows for seamless transfering to new devices by applying existing settings and restoring pinned apps from the Microsoft Store.
Passkeys: Windows 11 now supports passkeys, enabling users to sign in using their face, fingerprint, or PIN for additional security and convenience.
File Explorer: File Explorer receives a modernized UI with large file thumbnails and a carousel interface for recent and favorite files.
Dynamic Lighting: Gamers will appreciate native RGB lighting controls called Dynamic Lighting, with support from various hardware manufacturers.
Enhanced Game Installation: Users can now choose drive and folder options for games from the Microsoft Store, similar to the Xbox app.
Windows 365 Integration: Windows 365 Cloud PCs are integrated into Windows 11, offering features like Windows 365 Boot and Windows 365 Switch.
Developer Tools: Developers gain access to Dev Home, a simplified setup for Windows development machines that uses Microsoft's Windows Package Manager.
This update is part of Microsoft's ongoing efforts to enhance Windows 11, with more features planned for a future update in the fourth quarter of 2023. Users can access the update through Windows Update or wait for the monthly Patch Tuesday release.