The latest Windows 11 updates and previously released features indicate that Microsoft intends to make the Copilot AI assistant a core element of the software platform. The recently released test build of Windows 11, numbered 20652, confirms this, as the developers continued to integrate Copilot into different workflows.
The aforementioned build brings a large number of innovations, but the main focus is on Copilot, with which Microsoft wants to optimize the execution of various workflows. Based on context, Copilot can automatically help you complete certain actions faster. For example, when the user copies text, the AI assistant icon on the taskbar begins to blink, attracting the user’s attention. When you click on the Copilot icon, a menu appears asking you to select one of the available actions, for example, pasting copied text into a chatbot field, summarizing text, etc. The AI assistant can be useful in performing other actions. Dragging an image onto the Copilot icon automatically launches the assistant, after which the user can drag the image into the chatbot field and continue interacting with it.
At the moment, innovations are available in the test build of Windows 11 on the Dev and Canary channels. They will become generally available in the second half of this year, when Microsoft releases a major feature update to Windows 11 24H2. Testing of this update among insiders should be completed by the end of the summer, and its large-scale distribution will likely begin in the fall.