Microsoft launches its Copilot, your everyday AI companion

  • AI companion across Windows 11, Microsoft 365, Edge browser, Bing search
  • Available for enterprise customers on Nov 1, along with Microsoft 365 Chat 

Microsoft launches its Copilot, your everyday AI companion

Microsoft has announced the launch of Microsoft Copilot, a AI companion designed to revolutionize the way people interact with technology and enhance productivity. According to Microsoft the solution will be available in Windows 11, Microsoft 365, Edge and Bing for a AI-powered experience across applications and devices.

Microsoft also announced some new devices to meet the everyday needs of people and businesses.

“We are entering a new era of AI, one that is fundamentally changing how we relate to and benefit from technology. With the convergence of chat interfaces and large-language models, you can now ask for what you want in natural language, and the technology is smart enough to answer, create it or take action. At Microsoft, we think about this as having a copilot to help navigate any task,” said Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President & Consumer Chief Marketing Officer, Microsoft.

The slew of new announcements is as follows:

  • Microsoft Copilot – Microsoft AI capabilities have been unified into a single experience called Microsoft Copilot that will uniquely incorporate the context and intelligence of the web, work data and what users are doing in the moment on their PC to provide better assistance – with privacy and security at the forefront. 

The experience will be freely available in Windows 11, in Microsoft 365, and in the web browser with Edge and Bing, available as an app, or can reveal itself with a right click. Copilot will begin to roll out in its early form in the next release of Windows 11 starting Sept 26.

  • Windows 11 Update – Over 150 new features will empower users to create faster, complete tasks with ease and lessen one’s cognitive load – making once complicated tasks simple. Includes Copilot integration, new Outlook for Windows, new capabilities in Paint and Photos enhanced with AI, improved Clipchamp, Notepad, modernized File Explorer, and new natural voices in Narrator to enhance accessibility and productivity. updates These will roll out from Sept 26 with the latest update to Windows 11, version 22H2. 

  • New features in Bing and Edge – Features include personalized answers generated based on the chat history, improved DALL.E 3 model from OpenAI in Bing Image Creator, and new Content Credentials which uses cryptographic methods to add an invisible digital watermark to all AI-generated images in Bing, including time and date it was originally created. Users can use Bing Chat today with Microsoft Edge or at Features will begin to roll out soon.

  • Copilot in Microsoft Shopping – Bing and Edge can now provide more tailored recommendations and the best price based on your request, powered by AI. Soon, you’ll also be able to use a photo or saved image as the starting point for shopping. 

  • Bing Chat Enterprise Updates – More than 160 million Microsoft 365 users already have access to Bing Chat Enterprise at no additional cost, and Bing Chat Enterprise is now available on Microsoft Edge mobile app. Multimodal visual search and Image Creator will also be added to boost creativity at work.

  • Microsoft 365 Copilot for Enterprise – Will be generally available for enterprise customers from Nov 1, 2023, along with Microsoft 365 Chat, a new AI assistant that will completely transform the way you work.

  • Microsoft 365 Copilot for Consumers – Designer will be integrated with Microsoft 365 Copilot for personal users, starting with Word. Designer helps users transform a text-heavy document with custom graphics, create stunning visuals, social media posts, invitations and more using cutting-edge AI. 

  • New Surface Devices – Surface devices being launched with the latest AI innovations for people and businesses include:

    • The new Surface Laptop Studio 2 is the most powerful Surface built. Turbocharged with the latest Intel® Core processors and cutting-edge NVIDIA® Studio tools for creators. Surface Laptop Studio brings together the versatility to create and the power to perform — a stunning 14.4" PixelSense Flow touchscreen display and flexible design with three unique postures. 

    • The new Surface Laptop Go 3 is the lightest and most portable Surface Laptop. With a touchscreen display and packed with premium features like typing experience and a Fingerprint Power Button, it comes in four colors. It comes with Intel® Core i5 performance, all-day battery life, and robust RAM and storage options.

    • Surface Go 4 for Business is the most portable Surface 2-in-1. The new Surface Go will be available exclusively for organizations and build on the established momentum in scenarios like frontline work and education.

    • Surface Hub 3 is the premier collaboration device built for hybrid work, designed end-to-end by Microsoft. It will now run the Microsoft Teams Rooms experience on a brilliant 50” or 85” screen, and bring entirely new ways to co-create with AI-enhanced collaboration tools.

    • 3D printable Adaptive Pen Grips for Surface Pen have been added to the lineup of adaptive accessories, enabling more people to engage in digital inking and creation than before. 

Visit for more information about its new products, and to learn more about the announcements, visit the Official Microsoft blog, Microsoft 365 blog and Security blog, with further blogs, videos and assets related to yesterday’s announcements on their microsite.


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