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Microsoft today announced the release of Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23615 to the Dev Channel. This new Windows 11 build comes with support for USB 80Gbps, a new Copilot option, improved Windows Share and more. Find the details below.
Windows has rolled out a new build that supports the USB 80Gbps standard, the first major update of the USB4 specification. The new standard doubles the performance of the previous generation, enabling faster and more reliable data transfer for displays, storage, and connectivity devices.
The USB 80Gbps support will be available on select devices powered by the Intel Core 14th Gen HX-series mobile processors, such as the Razer Blade 18 gaming laptop. The new standard is fully compatible with older USB and Thunderbolt devices and works seamlessly with all USB Type-C features.
The latest build also brings some changes and improvements to other Windows features, such as:
- Copilot in Windows: Windows is testing a new feature that automatically opens Copilot when Windows starts on widescreen devices. Copilot is a tool that helps users multitask and manage their windows more efficiently. Users can customize their Copilot settings in Settings > Personalization > Copilot. This feature is currently rolling out to some Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.
- Windows Share: Windows has enhanced the share window that allows users to share content from their browsers to other apps. The share window now supports sharing URLs directly to WhatsApp, Gmail, X (formerly Twitter), Facebook, and LinkedIn. Users can access the share window by clicking the share icon in the toolbar of Microsoft Edge and other browsers that support the Windows share options.