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What's Next for Windows 11?

by Lyndon Doyle - Fri 22 Sep 2023

What's Next for Windows 11?

Microsoft has announced that the next significant update for Windows 11 is scheduled for Tuesday, 26th September.

Main Features in Build 23H2

The highlight of this release is the integration of Windows Copilot. If you've used Microsoft Edge, you're likely familiar with the Bing icon in the top-right corner that allows you to initiate a chat-based query. This feature will now be natively available in Windows 11, making it even more accessible.

Other Notable Updates

  • A redesigned File Explorer
  • Improvements to the built-in Microsoft Paint App
  • New Ink Anywhere feature for touchscreen devices
  • Overhauled Volume Mixer
  • Enhanced backup and restore experience
  • Native support for 7z and RAR files, eliminating the need for third-party tools

In addition, the Settings homepage has received a makeover, and improvements have been made to the Narrator. Want to customise your RGB lighting? Yes, that’s now an option too.


Microsoft 365 Copilot AI Assistant

Satya Nadella announced plans to roll out the 365 Copilot AI Assistant on 1st November for specific Business and Enterprise plans. This new feature will integrate seamlessly into your Microsoft 365 tenant, allowing users to quickly create documents, receive real-time meeting information via TEAMS, and even scan statistics or sales projections for instant results.


It's important to note that this service will not be free; it comes at a $30 per month per user surcharge on top of your existing Microsoft 365 licence. UK pricing details are yet to be announced.


Microsoft Surface Go 3

The new Surface Go 3 features a 12.4-inch touchscreen and weighs less than 2.5 pounds. It boasts up to 15 hours of battery life and comes with the latest Intel 13th Gen i5 CPUs. The device can be configured with up to 16GB of memory and 256GB of storage.

Additional Features

  • Four different colours to choose from
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • Same ports as the previous model

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Surface Laptop Studio 2

This device comes with the latest 13th Intel i7H Processors and has the option for either Nvidia 4050 or 4060 graphical capabilities. It continues to feature the easel hinge for adjustable viewing angles, and it includes a touchpad with enhanced haptic feedback for greater accessibility.

Technical Specs

14.4-inch screen
Up to 64GB of memory or 2TB of storage
Standard USB port, 2x USB-C ports, Micro SD slot, and Surface Connect port

The device is set for release on 3rd October.
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