Windows 11 Copilot jumps to the Beta channel for Insiders

The Windows 11 Copilot announcement was undoubtedly one of the star moments of Microsoft Build 2023, last May. After the launch of the new Bing at the beginning of the year, and the announcement of the arrival of artificial intelligence in Microsoft 365, the next logical leap was, of course, that artificial intelligence would also be integrated into the Redmond operating system. And it is that, it must be recognized, Microsoft has been able to respond faster than many of its competitors to the AI ​​boom.

However, and unlike what happened with Bing, the deployment of artificial intelligence functions in both Microsoft 365 and Windows It is not being, far from it, so fast. Let’s remember that Microsoft began to open access to its chatbot when practically not even a week had elapsed since its announcement. However, with the announcement of Microsoft 365 Copilot, the technology company already anticipated that the wait would extend much longer, probably not less than until the end of 2023 or the beginning of 2024.

Regarding Windows 11 Copilot, It seems that the wait will not be so long, but still Microsoft is also taking its time. And this is totally understandable, of course, since we must remember that the assistant will be able to make adjustments to the operating system’s configuration, something that can be very practical but, if it is not fully polished, it can end up causing a lot of headaches. head, if not much more serious problems, to the users.

However, a little over a month ago we learned that its deployment on the DEV channel had begun, along with Canary, the most advanced, but also unstable, program for insiders. And today we know that an important advance has been produced, since Windows 11 Copilot has made the leap to the Beta channel for insiders, as confirmed by Microsoft in the Preview Build 22621.2129 and 22631.2129 notes. Of course, the note clarifies that the deployment is gradual, so only a part of the users will receive it, and also, perhaps to prevent many users from signing up now to try it, these builds will only be available to users who were already registered. previously. In fact, Microsoft hits several times on the limited scope of

There is, however, no news in terms of functionsto the point that their enumeration is identical to the one indicated with their debut on the DEV channel:

  • “Switch to dark mode.”
  • “Turn on do not disturb.”
  • “Take a screenshot”
  • “Summarize this website” (active tab in Microsoft Edge)
  • “Write a story about a dog that lives on the moon.”
  • “Make a picture of a koi pond with lily pads.”

And what does it mean that Windows 11 Copilot has already jumped from the DEV channel to the Beta channel? Let’s remember that, with the launch of the Canary channel, Microsoft reorganized the type of versions that would reach each channel, causing Beta to receive less news but, on the contrary, it would become more stable. Not as much as Preview, of course, but much more reliable than before.

So Cit seems more and more likely that the arrival of Windows 11 Copilot will become official around the release of Windows 11 23H2, which we expect to launch in the fall of this year, although there is also the possibility that it will be separated from the major Windows update, and that it will instead be deployed through a Moment. We will have the big sign in this regard, of course, when we see the assistant appear in the Preview version.

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