Windows 11 Receives Major Update with Integration of AI-Powered Bing on Taskbar
Microsoft has announced the release of the Moment 2 update for Windows 11 22H2, which began rolling out to users on February 28.
Microsoft has announced the release of the Moment 2 update for Windows 11 22H2, which began rolling out to users on February 28. The latest update includes a major new feature — AI-powered Bing search integration on the Taskbar.
The integration of Bing search with Windows 11's Taskbar means that users no longer need to open a web browser or navigate to a search engine to find the information they need. Instead, they can simply type their query directly into the Taskbar and receive relevant results in real-time. This new feature is expected to save users time and effort, making it easier to find the information they need.
So, the main features of the new Windows update:
- New AI-powered Bing added to the taskbar: The user can now start a chat with the bot by clicking on the Bing icon. Currently only relevant to those who have access to the AI search preview.
- New AI-based features have appeared in the Start menu for business users, Azure Active Directory customers: AI will recommend files and contacts to them based on scheduled activities.
- Smart video and audio effects for video calls.
- Preliminary version of the Phone Link application: The update introduces a preliminary version of the Phone Link application for connecting iOS devices with Windows (you can send and receive messages, make calls and read notifications).
This Windows update has brought several small yet significant enhancements that are designed to simplify users' lives. These improvements include:
- Snipping Tool now includes screen recording feature: It can now capture video of the workspace, both the entire screen and a specific area.
- The taskbar has been optimized for tablets: Including adjustments to its size and the ability to hide the panel.
- Tabs appeared in Notepad: Now you can work with many text documents in one window.
- Improved widget system: Widgets can now be used without a Microsoft account, their design has changed, support for full-screen mode and installation of third-party widgets has appeared.
- Improved Microsoft Teams interface.
- Expanded support for Braille displays, improved voice control.
- Redesigned Quick Assist application.
- The task manager now features a search bar: it allows users to quickly locate a desired process by its name or PID.
- Recommendations for reducing the power consumption of the PC appeared in the settings.
You can read more about all the updates on the official Windows website. Which of these updates resonates with you the most? Share your thoughts in the comments section of our social media platforms.