MSBuild 2023 is Microsoft’s annual affair like the Google I/O that just ended, where they announce the latest and the upcoming features in their products and hold in-depth sessions for the developers and the wider community audience.
This year, the Microsoft Build 2023 keynote session witnessed CEO Satya Nadella announcing the AI copilot stack, copilot for Windows 11, Bing search experience for ChatGPT, Microsoft Fabric, and more.
And as the guess had to be, the biggest highlight of the event has been the complete focus on AI. As Panos Panay, Chief Product Officer, Windows and Devices says “We are just starting to see the incredible impact AI is having across industries and in our own daily lives. Today, the team and I are excited to share the next steps we are taking on our journey with Windows 11, to meet this new age of AI.”
Windows is the first PC platform to provide centralized AI assistance for customers. Together, with Bing Chat and first- and third-party plugins, Windows Copilot allows you to stay focused on bringing your ideas to life, completing complex projects and collaborating instead of spending energy finding, launching and working across multiple applications.
Invoking Windows Copilot is familiar and easy – the button is front and center on your taskbar – simple to find and use. Once open, the Windows Copilot side bar stays consistent across your apps, programs and windows, always available to act as your personal assistant. It makes every user a power user, helping you take action, customize your settings and seamlessly connect across your favorite apps.
Windows Copilot will start to become available in preview for Windows 11 in June.
Bing Chat plugins to Windows
With Bing and ChatGPT plugins in Windows Copilot, people will not only have access to augmented AI capabilities and experiences, but you as developers will also have new ways to reach and innovate for your customers.
Taking Bing to ChatGPT
Microsoft has been enhancing the Bing experience with the AI power of ChatGPT. Now is the time to bring some of the search engine power of Bing into ChatGPT to co-exist and enhance the features of each other for even better AI experience!
This is an incredible time to be a developer on Windows. The possibilities across industries – healthcare, finance, education, tech, and others – are endless. If you are just getting started with AI or if you are wondering where to start, Microsoft and Windows are here to help you on that journey.
Windows AI Library
With Windows AI library, you can transform your Windows application with the power of artificial intelligence. It will house a curated collection of ready to use machine learning models and APIs that will help jumpstart your AI development.
GitHub Copilot X
Users of GitHub Copilot will be able to take advantage of natural language AI both inline and in an experimental chat experience to recommend commands, explain errors and take actions within the Terminal application.
WinGet Configuration Files
Using a WinGet Configuration file, you can consolidate manual machine setup and project onboarding to a single command that is reliable and repeatable.
At the pace of development and integration of AI into every tool that Microsoft introduces, they surely are at the forefront of the AI wave. It will be just time to wait and watch if they can maintain the same pace or get carried away with the competition that Google brings with their Bard AI.