Microsoft recently unveiled a series of updates during its Ignite conference, enhancing the user experience across multiple platforms.
Windows 11 Update
Preview Build 23585 of Windows 11 is now available, giving users additional flexibility with built-in apps. Microsoft has opened up the possibility for users to uninstall a broader scope of pre-installed apps. This decision is significantly relevant for users in the European Economic Area who can now say goodbye to Edge, Bing, and most pre-installed apps due to recent regulatory changes.
The updated version of Windows 11 comes with a redesigned user interface, customizable widgets, and a more seamless integration of Microsoft Teams, making the user's experience smoother and more enjoyable.
Photos App and Bing Chat
The Photos app for Windows 11 has also received an update. Members of the Windows Insider program can now alter and blur image backgrounds, offering more editing possibilities and creativity.
In other news, Bing Chat has been rebranded as Copilot. With the integration of GPT-4 and DALL-E 3 models from OpenAI, Microsoft promises new features and improvements. This rebrand is expected to be fully operational from December 1st.
Copilot AI and Copilot Studio
Copilot AI has been incorporated into Windows 10, further expanding Microsoft's AI capabilities. Alongside this, Copilot Studio has been launched, hinting at more innovative developments in the future.
WhatsApp and Blender Updates
In addition to Microsoft's announcements, WhatsApp has introduced a new voice chat feature designed for large groups. Joining discussions is made easier with the introduction of a push notification and chat bubble.
Lastly, Blender 4.0 is now available. This new version includes enhanced color management, a more efficient Principled BSDF, and improved node tools, ensuring a more streamlined user experience.