Microsoft reveals the Windows 11 Copilot, unlocking a new era of productivity for customers and developers.

The tech giant at its annual ‘Build 2023’ conference introduced Windows Copilot, making Windows 11 the first PC platform to announce centralized AI assistance to help people easily take action and get things done.

“We are extending Bing Chat plugins to Windows, enabling developers to integrate their apps within Windows Copilot to better serve their customers and increase engagement on native Windows applications,” said Panos Panay, Chief Product Officer, Windows and Devices at Microsoft.

The company also introduced a new Hybrid AI loop to support AI development across platforms, and across Azure to clients with new silicon support from AMD, Intel, Nvidia, and Qualcomm.

“We are introducing Dev Home designed to help every developer become more productive on Windows. We are also introducing new AI features and experiences in the Microsoft Store on Windows,” Panay added.

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With Bing and ChatGPT plugins in Windows Copilot, people will not only have access to augmented AI capabilities and experiences but “you as developers will also have new ways to reach and innovate for our shared customers”.

Windows Copilot will start to become available in the preview for Windows 11 in June.

“Invoking Windows Copilot is familiar and easy – the button is front and center on your taskbar – simple to find and use. Once open, the Windows Copilot sidebar stays consistent across your apps, programs, and windows, always available to act as your personal assistant,” Microsoft added.

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“Just like you would with Bing Chat, you can ask Windows Copilot a range of questions from simple to complex,” the company informed.

It also announced a new home for developers on Windows called Dev Home.

Dev Home is a new experience in Windows 11, now available in preview, that gets you back in the zone and streamlines your workflow with features such as WinGet configuration for easier and faster setup, Dev Drive for enhanced filesystem performance, and a new customizable dashboard to track all your workflows and tasks in one place.