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All the big news from Microsoft’s Surface event

The sudden departure of Microsoft’s chief product officer Panos Panay is fresh on the mind

Mathures Paul Published 23.09.23, 11:56 AM
Microsoft Surface Go 4 for Business

Microsoft Surface Go 4 for Business Picture: Microsoft

The sudden departure of Microsoft’s chief product officer Panos Panay is fresh on the mind (he is joining Amazon). Yet, there were plenty of new updates at Microsoft’s Surface event.

Surface Laptop Go 3 and Go 4


Surface Laptop Go 3 comes with a touchscreen display and is packed with premium features and is driven by Intel Core i5 performance, all-day battery life, and robust RAM and storage options. Surface Go 4 was quietly launched but only for businesses.

Surface Hub 3

It’s the company’s all-in-one collaborative touchscreen device. This time there is support for smart rotation and portrait mode. It comes in two sizes: 50 and 85 inches. But, like before, it is meant for conference rooms as a replacement for TVs and monitors.

Microsoft Surface Hub 3

Microsoft Surface Hub 3

Windows 11 update

The next big update will arrive on September 26 and new features will include AI-powered Windows Copilot, a redesigned File Explorer and native support for RAR and 7-zip. You will also be able to control app volumes individually.

Copilot across services and apps

Microsoft Copilot is the company’s AI companion. It will be a seamless experience that will be available in Windows 11, Microsoft 365, and Edge browser and Bing. It will work as an app or reveal itself when you need it with a right click.

Microsoft 365 with Copilot

Coming in November, Microsoft is rolling out Copilot to its 365 apps and it will help users summarise documents, generate emails, rewrite documents. The feature will be available to subscribers on certain business and enterprise plans for an extra per month cost.

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