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Today marks the beginning of Microsoft Build, which is shaping up to be a significant AI-focused event. The business has made a number of announcements about how it is increasing the use of AI in all of its products and services, including Windows 11, Microsoft 365, and others.
If you want to stay up to date, we’ve compiled all the most important event news below.
Microsoft 365 Copilot now supports plug-ins
Regarding its 365 Copilot, Microsoft has some significant news to announce: the inclusion of plug-ins. Three different categories of plug-ins, such as Teams messaging extensions, Power Platform connectors, and products utilizing ChatGPT technology, will now be supported by the AI assistant. Additionally, you’ll get access to dozens of third-party plug-ins, including those made by Atlassian and Adobe.
Windows 11 is getting an AI Copilot
Copilot, a virtual assistant from Microsoft, will be available on Windows 11. Microsoft already incorporates this assistance into Edge, its Office programs, and GitHub.
But the Windows Copilot will reside in the taskbar. You can ask Copilot to summarize, rewrite, and explain content in any of the apps you’re using, as well as change the settings on your computer, by clicking into it. This brings up the Copilot sidebar. Next month, Microsoft said it will begin publicly testing the capability before expanding its user base.
Additionally, Windows 11 will receive a few smaller enhancements, such as Bluetooth LE support, which enables you to listen to high-quality audio without sacrificing the battery life of your device. Along with native RGB controls in Windows 11, Microsoft is also introducing support for 10 new languages and dialects in live captions, a function that instantly transcribes audio.
Windows Terminal gets an AI upgrade
By integrating with GitHub Copilot, Windows Terminal will gain an AI-powered chatbot. GitHub Copilot users can now interact with the chatbot directly from Terminal to do a variety of tasks, obtain code advice, and describe errors. Additionally, Microsoft claims to be looking towards integrating the GitHub Copilot with other development tools, such as WinDBG.
However, Microsoft also revealed other updates geared towards developers. Additionally, a new Dev Home dashboard was released, which ought to make it simpler to set up and operate Windows development PCs. Additionally, Microsoft is releasing a new AI Hub to highlight Windows apps that make use of AI, as well as AI-generated app review summaries for the Microsoft store.
Bing is ChatGPT’s Default Search Engine.
It’s hardly shocking that OpenAI chose to make Bing the default search engine in its ChatGPT chatbot given Microsoft’s massive investment in the company. Citations that Bing has found and surfaced will now be added to the chatbot’s responses for users of ChatGPT Plus.
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OpenTable and WolframAlpha plug-ins for Bing have already been released by Microsoft, but it is now significantly increasing the pool. Expedia, Instacart, Kayak, Klarna, Redfin, TripAdvisor, Zillow, and other plug-ins will soon be supported by Bing.