Microsoft will release its next big Windows 11 update on September 26th. The update will include the new AI-powered Windows Copilot feature, a redesigned File Explorer, a new Ink Anywhere feature for pen users, big improvements to the Paint app, and much more.
Copilot is a native AI-powered integration that can be accessed anywhere in the OS, not just limited to the browser. It can be used in Office apps (Microsoft 365), Edge, Outlook, Teams, Bing, and Desktop, basically across the system. You can open Copilot AI by right-clicking on any interface or through your voice.
Users with a touchscreen Windows device can take advantage of the Ink Anywhere feature and directly write inside the text field using a stylus. And it can understand your complex scribblings. The best part about Copilot AI is that it works across your devices. It can even pull data from your smartphone and send a text message on your command. That’s quite a deep integration.
On top of that, you can perform many OS-level actions using natural language prompts. For example, you can turn on DND, enable dark mode, take a screenshot, and do a lot of other things. Basically, with the 23H2 update, Copilot AI replaces Cortana entirely.
Apart from that, the new Snipping Tool now comes with built-in OCR technology to copy texts from screenshots seamlessly. You will also get a redesigned File Explorer with more modern components like Home, Gallery View, and OneDrive integration in the next Windows 11 update. Not to mention, Moment 4 brings native support for archive formats like RAR, 7Z, TAR.GZ, and more.
As for other AI-powered features, you will also get a new Photos app with AI-powered background blur functionality. Recently, Paint is also seen testing layers support among other things. Overall, the Windows 11 23H2 update packs many fresh changes, and AI incorporation in many system apps suggests Windows 12 is going to get even smarter next year.