Exploring Windows 11’s Latest Innovations: AI-Enhanced Features, Improved Accessibility, and Upgraded Security

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Learn about the latest 11 innovations, including AI enhanced features, accessibility, and security. The blog post by John Cable, VP of Program Management, Windows Servicing and Delivery, shares how to access these new features and the company’s approach to availability.

Latest Windows 11 Innovations: What’s New and How to Get Them

Windows 11 is bringing a of innovations, leveraging the power of AI to enhance user experiences. The latest features range from accessibility to security, making Windows a more powerful tool for over a billion people worldwide.

Getting the Latest Innovations

Microsoft is committed to delivering continuous innovation to Windows 11. New features, such as Copilot in Windows (in preview), Windows Backup, voice access for login and text corrections, and Passkey, are starting to roll out.

“Windows 11 will get new functionality at different times, as we will be gradually rolling out some of these new features over the coming weeks initially via controlled feature rollout (CFR) to consumers.”

To experience these enhancements, go to Settings > Windows Update and turn on “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available” and then select “Check for updates.” Broad availability for most new features is expected by the November security update release.

New in the Microsoft Store on Windows

Several new apps and experiences are now available for Windows 11 devices in the Microsoft Store. These include Clipchamp with auto-compose, the new Outlook for Windows, and Instant Games, which allows users to play select casual games without the need to install and download.

AI-Enhanced Apps

AI-enhanced versions of Paint, Photos, and Snipping Tool are starting to roll out to a small percentage of consumer users, with full availability targeted in the coming months.

New Experiences for Developers

For developers, Microsoft is sharing new information on familiar dev tools and announcing the general availability of developer experiences recently announced at Build ’23, including Dev Home, a productivity companion for developers on Windows, and Dev Drive, a new storage volume delivering performance and security for developer workloads.

Information for Commercial and Education Customers

Most new Windows 11 features will be enabled by default in the October 2023 optional non-security preview release for all editions of Windows 11, version 22H2, including the Windows 365 Boot and Windows 365 Switch capabilities.

“IT admins who want to test these features in their environments can do so by installing the October 2023 optional non-security preview release.”

  • Windows 11 innovations include AI-enhanced features, accessibility, and upgraded security.
  • New features like Copilot in Windows (in preview), Windows Backup, voice access for login and text corrections, and Passkey are becoming available.
  • New functionality will roll out gradually over the coming weeks through a controlled feature rollout (CFR) to consumers.
  • Users can choose to receive these enhancements immediately by going to Settings > Windows Update and turning on “Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available”.
  • New apps and experiences are available for Windows 11 devices in the Microsoft Store, including Clipchamp with auto-compose, the new Outlook for Windows, and Instant Games.
  • From the Windows Blog



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