Microsoft has announced that their annual feature update for Windows will be Windows 11 version 24H2. This was announced in their Windows 11 Insider Preview Build, and suggests that there will be an annual feature update in the second half of the calendar year. This announcement reduces the chances of a Windows 12 release during the year.
Previously, it was reported that Microsoft was expected to unveil its next major Windows operating system in the second half of 2024. However, with the annual update of Windows 11 features coming in the second half of this year, the company has likely delayed the release of Windows 12 .Microsoft is expected to integrate more AI features into the next operating system.
This is in line with the company's continued focus on building intelligent systems that can help users increase their productivity and efficiency. Regarding the Windows 11 Insider Preview Build announcement, Microsoft has included a few notable features. Among them is support for sudo. This will essentially make it easier for the user to run commands as administrators, similar to Linux.
Microsoft Copilot for Windows has also received updates. Users can now drag and drop images onto the Copilot icon to send them to the AI-powered chatbot. Last month, Microsoft announced a new subscription-based tier of their Copilot, called Copilot Pro. The paid tier of copilot provides access to OpenAI's most advanced GPT-4 Turbo model, launched last November.
Priced at $20 per month, the Pro plan offers advanced features to help individuals with writing, coding, design, and research—compared to the free version of Copilot. Microsoft also offers the enterprise grade Copilot for Microsoft 365 plan, which is priced at $30 per month. month.