Advancing the new era of work with Copilot, Windows, and Surface


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 Microsoft 365 Blog:

At a digital event for commercial customers and partners, we shared an update on how we’re empowering organizations to advance in the new era of work with Microsoft Copilot, Windows, and two new Surface devices that will start to become available in April.

It’s been one year since we first introduced the world to Copilot for Microsoft 365, and data from our Work Trend Index research shows it’s already making employees more productive and creative, saving some as much as 10 hours per month.1 We’re continuing to innovate, bringing Copilot capabilities to our entire product portfolio, including the applications and services organizations are built on—from Windows and Microsoft 365 to Microsoft Teams, Edge, and more.

Read on for more details.

Delivering Copilot in Windows to every employee, across any device​

Windows 11 and Windows 365 are at the heart of advancing this new era of work—making Microsoft Copilot available to every employee, on a secure and trusted platform, across any device. Copilot in Windows 11 serves as an orchestrator—securely lighting up across apps, files, and the web, to conduct tasks on a user’s behalf—from summarizing emails and meetings to personalizing and optimizing a new device.2

With Windows 365, employees can work securely and without limits on an approved device of their choice, whether it’s on a new PC, streamed from a Windows 365 Cloud PC, or using the two together. For employees who want to work flexibly, Windows 365 Cloud PCs are a great, secure option to help IT control costs and manage efficiently. And with the new Windows App, currently in preview, early adopters like Vodafone and Zurich Insurance Group enable their employees to connect securely to their cloud resources and access Windows 365 and other virtual services. We’ve already seen over three million active hours of usage of the Windows App across platforms since the preview launch.

Windows and Windows 365 are integral to a secure and flexible computing solution that helps businesses succeed with AI. Customers can take advantage of cloud management with AI in Microsoft Intune to automate and analyze their device estate to ensure management efficiencies and cost savings. Plus, they receive security enhancements with Windows devices that are always up to date with Windows Autopatch. Windows is also tightly integrated with an ecosystem that is innovating with new Windows AI PCs like the Surface for Business devices and delivering AI-powered apps built with Windows AI Studio.

Customers like Kantar have moved from on-premises management to cloud management with Microsoft Intune to deploy Windows 11 Enterprise, Windows 365 Cloud PCs, and Surface devices with Microsoft Copilot, improving employee productivity and satisfaction while streamlining costly, and time-consuming IT processes.

To learn more about how organizations can benefit with Windows 11 and Windows 365 in advancing this new era of work, visit the Windows Blog.

Introducing two new Surface for Business devices​

As organizations embark on their AI journey, they need a trusted PC solution that brings Copilot experiences to life. We’re excited to announce our first AI-powered Surface PCs built exclusively for business: Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6. We designed these products from the ground up, to be packed with features business customers have been asking for—from Copilot to ports to NFC readers to security and performance, with the latest Intel® Core™ Ultra processors and integrated Neural Processing Units (NPUs) to power AI experiences with increased battery life and reduced tax on the Central Processing Unit (CPU) and Graphics Processing Unit (GPU).

These devices are built for Copilot, with the new Copilot key on Laptop 6 and on Pro 10 when paired with the new Surface Pro Keyboard, making the best AI experiences available at the push of a button.3 With improved NPU-powered Surface Studio cameras enabling Windows Studio Effects and new anti-reflective displays that make it easier to see the screen in almost any lighting condition, employees can connect from anywhere. And as part of our commitment to sustainability, these Surface devices are ENERGY STAR® certified, made with more recycled materials, and are repairable with replacement components with clear visual icons and built-in access to digital repair guidance.4

In addition to new devices, we’ve also continued to make foundational investments to ensure great IT management experiences with Surface. We’ve updated the Surface Management Portal which helps IT manage their fleet of Surface devices within Microsoft Intune, and we’ve also created the Surface IT Toolkit which helps with daily tasks like deployments, security, and data compliance.

We are committed to creating accessible products that drive inclusion in the workplace. We are proud to announce a new Surface Pro Keyboard with a bold keyset for easy reading, new Copilot accessibility features on Windows 11, and our Microsoft Adaptive Accessories are now available to our commercial customers. Follow the links to learn more about our new Surface devices and IT management offerings.

Get your organization AI-ready with Copilot, Windows, and Surface​

In line with our company mission to empower every person and every organization to do more, we are committed to working alongside our customers to continue to understand the AI trends reshaping work and using data and insights to shape the innovation we deliver. We’re excited for what the future holds, and there’s never been a better time for organizations to get AI ready now—including upgrading to Windows 11 and get Windows 365 to deliver Copilot across every device, to every employee, more securely and adopting the latest Surface for businesses devices optimized for Copilot and AI.


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Brinks news is always informative and appreciated but… Is anyone else here getting tired of Microsoft's CoPilot propaganda? Because “in my opinion” that’s exactly what it is.
OneDrive, CoPilot, I wonder what sales push is next? I appreciate that they are a company in the business of making money, but where will it end for us?

 

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    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 Build: 22631.3593
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    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz (4th Gen?)
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    ASUS ROG Maximus VI Formula
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    32.0 GB of I forget and the box is in storage.
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    4 x LG 23MP75 1 x 24" LG M38H 1 x 32" LF6300 TV Monitor 1 x Wacom Pro 22" Tablet
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    Silverstone 1500
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    Noctua NH-D15 Elite Class Dual Tower CPU Cooler / 6 x EziDIY 120mm / 2 x Corsair 140mm somethings / 1 x 140mm Thermaltake something / 2 x 200mm Corsair.
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    Corsair K95 / Logitech diNovo Edge Wireless
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    All sorts
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    Windows 11 Pro 22621.2215
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    LENOVO Yoga 7i EVO OLED 14" Touchscreen i5 12 Core 16GB/512GB
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    Intel Core 12th Gen i5-1240P Processor (1.7 - 4.4GHz)
    Memory
    16GB LPDDR5 RAM
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    Graphics processor is an Intel Iris Xe
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    optimized with Dolby Atmos®
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    QHD 2880 x 1800 OLED
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    M.2 512GB
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    …still on a horse.
I'm not moved by it all!
That's why I always uninstall the Store..., my PC's not zoned commercial! ;-)
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS ROG Strix
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
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    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS VivoBook
Hi,
Well everyone that uses office 365 and xbox app subscriptions say they love them
So it's only natural other features and windows would be next since MS obviously has tested the waters so
Subscriptions are a steady cashcow just look at MS earnings if you need proof hehe

Personally it likely would only be a version that is so over hyped it wouldn't matter because a lot of people that just use a barebones os MS wouldn't cut them off completely they'd just keep adding crap you can't use or remove without adding more bugware for doing so hehe
 

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  • OS
    Win-7-10-11Pro's
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer 17" Nitro 7840sn/ 2x16gb 5600c40/ 4060/ stock 1tb-os/ 4tb sn850x
    CPU
    10900k & 9940x & 5930k
    Motherboard
    z490-Apex & x299-Apex & x99-Sabertooth
    Memory
    Trident-Z Royal 4000c16 2x16gb & Trident-Z 3600c16 4x8gb & 3200c14 4x8gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Titan Xp & 1080ti FTW3 & evga 980ti gaming
    Sound Card
    Onboard Realtek x3
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1-AOC G2460PG 24"G-Sync 144Hz/ 2nd 1-ASUS VG248QE 24"/ 3rd LG 43" series
    Screen Resolution
    1920-1080 not sure what the t.v is besides 43" class scales from 1920-1080 perfectly
    Hard Drives
    2-WD-sn850x 4tb/ 970evo+500gb/ 980 pro 2tb.
    PSU
    1000p2 & 1200p2 & 850p2
    Case
    D450 x2 & 1 Test bench in cherry Entertainment center
    Cooling
    Custom water loops x3 with 2x mora 360mm rads only 980ti gaming air cooled
    Keyboard
    G710+x3
    Mouse
    Redragon x3
    Internet Speed
    xfinity gigabyte
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    mbam pro
I think that Co-pilot pro (for home users) and Co-pilot for Microsoft 365 (for organizations) which both work with MS Office are undoubtedly going to be massively important. As an example, when using Excel, just saying in plain speech/text what you want a formula to do enables that formula to be written with no effort (or even understanding of Excel).
I appreciate, of course, that for those of us who spent many a long hour trying to learn how to write Excel formulas to achieve a particular result, this is an irritating dumbing down! Nevertheless it is an inevitable next stage in the path to making computers into tools which anyone can use with minimal technical expertise.

John

Edit... I should have added that for those people who do have a good understanding of Excel and what it can do, it should enable them to move into even more advanced ways of using the application.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Ryzen 3900x
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Aorus Master x570 rel 1.0
    Memory
    32GB (2x16) @ 3600 MHz Corsair Vengeance LPX
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte Windforce RTX 2080
    Sound Card
    No separate sound card.
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2718Q
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    1TB WD-Black SN850; 1TB Samsung Sata 850 Evo; 4 TB WD Blue Sata SA510 2.5''; 4TB Samsung Sata SSD 870 EVO 2.5".
    PSU
    Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 11 750W
    Case
    Lian Li PC-8FIB
    Cooling
    CPU: Noctua NH-U12A; Case: BeQuiet + Lian Li fans.
    Keyboard
    Steelseries Apex 7 brown keys.
    Mouse
    Logitech (wired) G403
    Internet Speed
    940 Mb/s down; 105 Mb/s up
    Browser
    Edge (Chromium)
    Antivirus
    Eset Internet Security
    Other Info
    Pioneer blu-ray optical drive.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 7373 2-in-1
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 8th Generation
    Motherboard
    Dell 0HG1FH (U3E1)
    Memory
    8GB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel UHD Graphics 620 (Dell)
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio (on motherboard)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Touch screen generic monitor
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    256GB Micron SATA SSD.
    Internet Speed
    400Mb/s (Wifi)
    Browser
    Edge Chromium
    Antivirus
    Eset Internet Security
    Other Info
    Dell says this system is not Windows 11 capable, but Microsoft seems happy with it.

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