Microsoft Copilot is all around...

  As the debut of Microsoft 365 Copilot approaches, there are a lot of Copilot features set to be introduced across the Microsoft 365 ecosystem. Here are a few noteworthy additions: Microsoft has unveiled a series of innovative features in the upcoming releases of Windows 11, some of them are already released, and some are currently available in preview builds. The Windows 11 Copilot, conveniently located in the taskbar, eliminates the need to open your Edge browser. It is seamlessly integrated with Bing Enterprise Chat (BEC) and ChatGPT, making it really easy to get started on your creative journey. Included in Windows 11 is the new co-creator feature in Paint. This feature, also in preview, is integrated with DALL-E and provides a swift and straightforward method for creating illustrations and images. If you possess a knack for crafting descriptions, you can generate quite impressive imagery. Another AI-powered feature is image creation directly from BEC. This feature, also integrate

My first thoughts on Windows 7 (x64 RC)

My first tryouts with Windows 7 was the public beta (x86) earlier this year. With the release of the RC, I decided to "upgrade" my laptop to use the 64bit version. I have been holding on to 32bit versions of desktop OS's due to the lack of good 64bit drivers and the small amount of actual 64bit software. But alas; 32bit is soon history, the drivers are getting better, and I did not see any reasons why I should hang on to the past any more.

I must say, I do not recognize any change performance when moving from 32bit to 64bit. But I still have quite a few programs running in 32bit mode. But I don't think I will install anything else but 64bit when the RTM is released.

So; Here I am, with a new OS on my laptop. Any thoughts on what i think? No? Why is that? Well, my first impression is simply: This is how Windows Vista should have been. (And it feels like a Vista SP3 :). I know this isn't true, and there are many, many improvements to the new OS over Vista.

But, I like what I see. I have been using Vista for a few years (since the first beta was released), and might be one of the few who actually liked Vista (after tweaking certain services and features ;). Therefor the interface seems very familiar to me, except for the new taskbar.

I have not gone through all the fancy new stuff you can do with Aero (and probably won't), and I will not have a drill down (at least in this post) of other features ether. you can catch up on all the fancy stuff on various blogs elsewhere.

But here is my conclusion after a few weeks of Windows 7:
- Installation was fast and easy (but I could not upgrade form Vista Enterprise to Win7 Ultimate :( )
- Interface is good (even better than Vista), and the new functions in Aero is worth taking a deeper look into.
- Speed is better than Vista, and I have not yet felt the need of tweaking).
- Most Vista compatible software I use regularly, run flawless on Win7 (I have not had the need for the so called XP-virtual engine).

Basically I am rather happy with Windows 7. My only regret is: Why didn't they wait for Win 7. It is really what Vista shoud have been.....