What you need to know
- Microsoft just announced Copilot, which will work with several of the company's apps and services.
- Microsoft has had separate versions of Copilot before today, but this unified Copilot appears to connect things together.
- Copilot will start rolling out on September 26, 2023.
Microsoft kicked off its Surface and AI event with the announcement of Copilot. While the tech giant has had separate versions of Copilot within specific apps and services, the newly announced Copilot will extend across the company's offerings. Copilot will be available on Windows 11, Microsoft 365, and Microsoft Edge. It will start rolling out on September 26, 2023.
After the event, Microsoft shared blog posts about almost all of its announcements, including Copilot. Yusuf Mehdi, who spoke during the presentation and is one of two people taking over for Panos Panay, wrote one blog post about Copilot. Jared Spataro, Microsoft CVP of Modern Work & Business Applications, shared a post focusing on Microsoft 365 Copilot.
"Today we take the next step to unify these capabilities into a single experience we call Microsoft Copilot, your everyday AI companion. Copilot will uniquely incorporate the context and intelligence of the web, your work data and what you are doing in the moment on your PC to provide better assistance – with your privacy and security at the forefront," said Mehdi.
Microsoft Copilot will be available in Windows 11, Microsoft 365, and on the web through Edge and Bing.
There's much to unpack regarding Copilot and other AI tools on the way to Windows. Make sure to check back in after we've had the chance to go hands-on with the new unified Copilot.
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