Bing AI is now just a click away

Eray Eliaçik
Mar 1, 2023

Are you ready for the new Bing AI-powered Windows 11 taskbar? You should be because Microsoft just announced that the newest update to Windows 11 would include a search box driven by artificial intelligence (AI) called Bing Chat.

"Today, we take the next major step forward and combine the incredible breadth and ease of use of the Windows PC with the amazing power of the new AI-enhanced Bing to provide hundreds of millions of Windows 11 users the next era of computing."

-Microsoft EVP & Chief Product Officer Panos Panay on a blog post.

Bing AI-powered Windows 11 taskbar sounds like a good idea

After debuting Bing with artificial intelligence three weeks ago, Microsoft is finally ready to force it into Windows 11 with an upgrade. If you're involved in the Bing AI preview, you may use the new search tools right from the Windows 11 taskbar.

Credit: Microsoft

How does Bing AI-powered Windows 11 taskbar work? Consider a slightly reduced version of the Bing AI we saw on Edge: Bing's intelligent chatbot can have conversational exchanges with you based on natural language queries and standard web searches.

According to Panay, "It's a first step to see how the idea of a copilot comes to life for you on Windows for everything you will do on the PC."

You can still sign up for Microsoft's waitlist if you haven't been given access to the new Bing. A little trick: You can move up the list faster if you download the mobile version.

How to use Bing AI-powered Windows 11 taskbar?

It's quite easy. After signing up for and clearing out the waiting list for the new Bing preview, you can use the new features via the search box after installing today's Windows update.

"There is now a Bing entry point directly in Windows search home, allowing you to access the new chat experience from Bing quickly. When you start a query with Windows search, you will notice an option to continue your search with Bing. You may also see rotating suggested content in search highlights," Microsoft said.

According to Microsoft, more than 500 million people use the Windows search box monthly, making it one of the most used features.

What else does the new Windows update offer?

Microsoft's focus on "touch" experiences has also expanded with this release. The taskbar will automatically reduce in size on a detachable or convertible PC, freeing up extra horizontal space for your content. When you swipe up, the taskbar will appear, and you can use it normally. There are others who would find this more manageable than having the taskbar disappear totally.

Many braille displays, such as HumanWare's three "Designed for Surface" models, will work with Windows 11's enhanced accessibility features. With this update, Microsoft has simplified switching between the Narrator screen reader and other options.

In addition, Windows' voice commands are leaving a preview and will soon provide you full command of your System without needing a mouse or keyboard. The Windows 11 update from 2022 added to that functionality and appears to be significantly more robust now.

Visit the official page for more information about the update.



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  1. Some Dude said on March 19, 2023 at 11:42 am

    Are these articles AI generated?

    Now the duplicates are more obvious.

    1. boris said on March 19, 2023 at 11:48 pm

      This is below AI generated crap. It is copy of Microsoft Help website article without any relevant supporting text. Anyway you can find this information on many pages.

  2. Paul(us) said on March 20, 2023 at 1:32 am

    Yes, but why post the exact same article under a different title twice on the same day (19 march 2023), by two different writers?
    1.) Excel Keyboard Shortcuts by Trevor Monteiro.
    2.) 70+ Excel Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows by Priyanka Monteiro

    Why oh why?

    1. Clairvaux said on September 6, 2023 at 11:30 am

      Yeah. Tell me more about “Priyanka Monteiro”. I’m dying to know. Indian-Portuguese bot ?

  3. John G. said on August 18, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    Probably they will announce that the taskbar will be placed at top, right or left, at your will.

    Special event by they is a special crap for us.

  4. yanta said on August 18, 2023 at 11:59 pm

    If it’s Microsoft, don’t buy it.
    Better brands at better prices elsewhere.

  5. John G. said on August 20, 2023 at 4:22 am

    All new articles have zero count comments. :S

  6. Anonymous said on September 5, 2023 at 7:48 am

    WTF? So, If I add one photo to 5 albums, will it count 5x on my storage?
    It does not make any sense… on google photos, we can add photo to multiple albums, and it does not generate any additional space usage

    I have O365 until end of this year, mostly for onedrive and probably will jump into google one

  7. St Albans Digital Printing Inc said on September 5, 2023 at 11:53 am

    Photo storage must be kept free because customers chose gadgets just for photos and photos only.

  8. Anonymous said on September 5, 2023 at 12:47 pm

    What a nonsense. Does it mean that albums are de facto folders with copies of our pictures?

    1. GG said on September 6, 2023 at 8:24 am

      Sounds exactly like the poor coding Microsoft is known for in non-critical areas i.e. non Windows Core/Office Core.

      I imagine a manager gave an employee the task to create the album feature with hardly any time so they just copied the folder feature with some cosmetic changes.

      And now that they discovered what poor management results in do they go back and do the album feature properly?

      Nope, just charge the customer twice.

      Sounds like a go-getter that needs to be promoted for increasing sales and managing underlings “efficiently”, said the next layer of middle management.

  9. d3x said on September 5, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    When will those comments get fixed? Was every editor here replaced by AI and no one even works on this site?

  10. Scroogled said on September 5, 2023 at 10:47 pm

    Instead of a software company, Microsoft is now a fraud company.

  11. ard said on September 7, 2023 at 4:59 pm

    For me this is proof that Microsoft has a back-door option into all accounts in their cloud.
    quote “…… as the MSA key allowed the hacker group access to virtually any cloud account at Microsoft…..”

    so this MSA key which is available to MS officers can give access to all accounts in MS cloud.This is the backdoor that MS has into the cloud accounts. Lucky I never got any relevant files of mine in their (MS) cloud.

  12. Andy Prough said on September 7, 2023 at 6:52 pm

    >”Now You: what is your theory?”

    That someone handed an employee a briefcase full of cash and the employee allowed them access to all their accounts and systems.

    Anything that requires 5-10 different coincidences to happen is highly unlikely. Occam’s razor.

  13. TelV said on September 8, 2023 at 12:04 pm

    Good reason to never login to your precious machine with a Microsoft a/c a.k.a. as the cloud.

  14. Anonymous said on September 18, 2023 at 1:23 pm

    The GAFAM are always very careless about our software automatically sending to them telemetry and crash dumps in our backs. It’s a reminder not to send them anything when it’s possible to opt out, and not to opt in, considering what they may contain. And there is irony in this carelessness biting them back, even if in that case they show that they are much more cautious when it’s their own data that is at stake.

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