Top 8 major announcements unveiled at Microsoft build 2023 conference

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Top 8 major announcements unveiled at Microsoft build 2023 conference (Image: pixabay.com)
Top 8 major announcements unveiled at Microsoft build 2023 conference (Image: pixabay.com)

Delhi : One of the biggest developer-focused events of the year is Microsoft Build. Microsoft utilises Build to unveil new features for its platforms and offer in-depth sessions for developers and other professionals who use its tools, much like Google and Apple do with their own developer conferences, Google I/O and WWDC. Microsoft Build typically focuses on releasing new software and services. Microsoft revealed a number of announcements at Build 2023 that were centred on the two terms that are now trending: A and I (Artificial Intelligence). The two major examples of how its products are utilising its current AI capabilities and gaining new AI features are ChatGPT and Copilot. How the business is incorporating more AI into its applications and services. With a keynote address, Microsoft CEO Staya Nadella began the event. 

The following are some of Microsoft Build 2023's most significant announcements:

AI Copilot is coming to Windows 11

Copilot, a virtual assistant from Microsoft, will be available in Windows 11. Microsoft already incorporates this assistance into its Edge browser, Office programmes, and GitHub. The taskbar will house the Windows Copilot. Users may ask Copilot to rewrite, explain a specific paragraph in any of the applications they are using, and more by clicking into it. This opens up the Copilot sidebar. Next month, Microsoft said it will begin publicly testing the capability before expanding its user base.

Microsoft allows all Android developers access to the Amazon App Store

Microsoft has declared that all Android developers may now access the Amazon App Store. This indicates that it invites any developer who wants to port their applications to Windows. Every developer who wants to release an app for Windows 11 devices must submit it for testing. This is a significant development for the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA), since it indicates that it has attained a stage where developers may use it in a stable manner.

Microsoft Edge will integrate with 365 Copilot

Microsoft will make 365 Copilot available on Edge. Users may use the tool, which will be located in the browser's sidebar, to work on projects in Microsoft 365 products like Outlook, Word, Excel, and others by using the information on the website they are now visiting. This includes creating status updates based on chat threads, adding data to a spreadsheet, and more.

Plug-ins are now supported by Microsoft 365 Copilot

The 365 Copilot AI assistant from Microsoft will now support three different categories of plug-ins. These include solutions that make use of ChatGPT technologies, Power Platform connections, and Teams messaging extensions. Additionally, users will have access to a vast selection of third-party plug-ins. The business said that it will utilise the same standard for all of its Copilot and Bing Chat plug-ins that OpenAI does for ChatGPT.

As of right moment, Bing is ChatGPT's default search engine.‚Äč

Bing is now the ChatGPT chatbot's default search engine thanks to Microsoft. Subscribers to ChatGPT Plus have already begun to get the ChatGPT integration. Through a plugin that integrates Bing into ChatGPT, free users will have access to comparable features.

Bing Chat will receive edge plugins

A number of new Bing Chat plugins were revealed by Microsoft. Expedia, Instacart, Kayak, Klarna, Redfin, TripAdvisor, Zillow, and more plug-ins will soon be supported by Bing. With a single platform, developers may make plugins for ChatGPT, Bing, Dynamics 365 Copilot, Microsoft 365 Copilot, and Windows Copilot.

Windows Terminal receives an AI improvement.

By integrating with GitHub Copilot, Windows Terminal will gain an AI-powered chatbot. GitHub Copilot users may now interact with the chatbot straight from Terminal to do a variety of tasks, obtain code advice, and describe issues. Additionally, Microsoft stated that it is looking towards integrating the GitHub Copilot with other development tools, such as WinDBG.

ARM gets a significant boost with Windows 11

Early June will see the general release of Unity Player for Windows on Arm. In order to gain native performance for both current and future games, developers may now target Windows on Arm devices by leveraging the middleware engine. Additionally, Multi-platform App UI functionality will be included in Visual Studio 17.6. The enhancements should encourage developers to support Windows 11 on ARM and improve the user experience.