Optional Windows 11 Update Released with Enhanced Copilot Features

Microsoft has released the optional “D” release for Windows 11 versions 22H2 and 23H2, introducing various improvements for Copilot in Windows. The introduced patch, known as KB5032288, aims at making Copilot open faster from the taskbar.

In addition to this, Microsoft has made it possible to use Copilot across multiple displays. Users can now click on the Copilot shortcut on the taskbar of the display where they want to open the AI assistant. Furthermore, Microsoft has also made it possible to see the Copilot window alongside other thumbnails when pressing Alt + Tab.

For Windows 11 users signed in with a local account, it is now possible to ask Copilot for up to ten times. However, to continue using the AI assistant, users will need to sign in with a personal Microsoft account or Entra ID (previously Azure AD) account.

The optional patch also includes two other notable changes. Account-related notifications for Microsoft accounts are now available in Settings > Home, and in the coming weeks, some Windows 11 users will also see Windows Spotlight being set as the default background.

In addition to the optional update for Windows 11, Microsoft has also released build 22635.2841 for Insiders on the Beta Channel. The Copilot improvements mentioned earlier will also start rolling out gradually to everyone in the Beta Channel, along with a new widget settings experience.

For users still on Windows 10, Microsoft has made Copilot available in the optional update for the OS released on November 30. However, Copilot on Windows 10 is currently only available for a small audience and will roll out to more users over the coming months.

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