Microsoft today announced the availability of several new Windows 11 features for eligible Windows 11 devices. Some of the new Windows 11 features include Copilot, Windows Backup, AI-powered Paint, Snipping Tool and Photos apps, Passkey support and more. All these features will be rolled out in a phased manner over the coming weeks via controlled feature rollout (CFR).
However, if you are interested in trying out these features today, you can follow the below steps:
- Make sure your PC is running Windows 11 version 22H2 or higher.
- Go to Settings > Windows Update
- Enable ‘Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available’ option
- Click ‘Check for updates’ button and install the offered updates.
- To download latest inbox apps, go to Microsoft Store > Library and update the following apps:
- Mail and Calendar (will become new Outlook)
- Snipping Tool
Microsoft will expand the availability of these new Windows 11 features by the November 2023 security update release for all devices.
For enterprise customers, these new Windows 11 features will be enabled by default in the October 2023 optional non-security preview release for all editions of Windows 11, version 22H2, including the Windows 365 Boot and Windows 365 Switch features. Also, the Copilot in Windows with Bing Chat Enterprise will be off by default behind an enterprise feature control.
Microsoft today once again confirmed that the Windows 11 2023 Update (Windows 11 version 23H2) will be available in the fourth quarter of 2023. For PCs running Windows 11 22H2, the 2023 Update will be delivered via a small enablement package.