Earlier this week, Microsoft Vice President and Chief Product Officer Panos Panay announced that Windows 11 will soon have built-in support for tar, 7-zip, rar, gz, and other archive formats. Today the first screenshots have appeared, showing how support for these formats will be implemented, as well as the timing of the release of the new feature.
At the Microsoft Developer Conference: Microsoft product manager Sharla Soennichsen confirmedthat the Windows 11 update, which will add support for unpacking tar, 7z, rar, gz and other archives, will be rolled out to users’ computers in September. She added that in 2024 the ability to create such archives without the use of additional software will be added. “We plan to add support for creating files in these formats in 2024 as well‘ said Sonnichsen.
At Microsoft’s annual Build 2023 developer conference, Microsoft unveiled a number of AI-powered innovations for Windows 11, including the AI chatbot Bing Chat, intelligent plug-ins, new tools for Windows developers, GitHub and Windows Terminal, and the replacement of Cortana with co-pilot.