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November 13, 2023

Copilot and AI in Windows 10: Microsoft’s New Innovation Step

In September, Microsoft announced a significant update to Windows 11 with the integration of Copilot and new AI features. This move marks an important evolution in Microsoft’s approach to operating systems, with artificial intelligence playing a central role. Remarkably, Microsoft now seems to want to include Windows 10 users in this AI revolution.

Extending Copilot to Windows 10

According to reports from Windows Central, Microsoft will add a Copilot button to the Windows 10 taskbar, similar to the functionality in Windows 11. This indicates a strategy to make the potential of AI technologies accessible to a wider audience.

The Importance of Copilot to Microsoft’s Vision

This extension to Windows 10 is critical for Microsoft. By encouraging developers to code for Copilot, Microsoft is targeting a combined user base of 1.4 billion on Windows 10 and 11, compared with the 400 million users on Windows 11 alone. This significantly increases the value of Copilot.

More Than Just Copilot: Windows 11 Features to Windows 10

Microsoft not only plans to bring Copilot to Windows 10, but also other Windows 11 features. This could indicate long-term support and improvement of Windows 10 even after the introduction of Windows 11.

Change in Leadership and Strategy

This change in strategy follows the departure of Panos Panay, Microsoft’s former chief product officer. His departure and subsequent changes in leadership may have affected the direction of Microsoft’s operating systems.

Support and Future of Windows 10

With continued support for Windows 10 until October 2025 and discussions about further extension, Microsoft is demonstrating its commitment to long-term support for the operating system. This indicates that Microsoft recognizes that a significant portion of its user base still relies on Windows 10.

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Microsoft's Copilot in de Windows 10 taskbar