Stay Ahead of the Curve: A Guide to Maximising Microsoft Tools for Work Productivity

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Stay Ahead of the Curve: A Guide to Maximising Microsoft Tools for Work Productivity

Microsoft remains a leader in a constantly evolving tech landscape, pioneering innovations that reshape our digital interactions.

The latest update for Windows 11 demonstrates Microsoft’s unwavering commitment to excellence. It’s not merely an upgrade; it represents a leap into the future of computing. Microsoft proudly labels it as “The most personal Windows 11 experience.”

Let’s delve into some standout features that underscore the significance of this update.

Microsoft Copilot: Unleashing Creativity with Your Intelligent Assistant

In the latest Windows 11 update, Microsoft Copilot takes the spotlight as a standout feature. This AI-powered marvel serves as your PC assistant.

Whether you’re seeking assistance in summarising a web page, changing to dark mode, or creating a custom image for a social media post on the fly, Microsoft Copilot has you covered and beyond.

Integrated seamlessly into Windows 11, Copilot provides real-time suggestions, effortlessly turning ideas into reality. Ask for what you need, and the AI engine works remarkably easily.

Enhanced Apps: Elevating Your Creativity (Paint, Snipping Tool, Clipchamp & More)

Have you ever wished for more from Windows’ Snipping Tool? This update fulfils that desire, boosting the Snipping Tool and others through AI enhancements.

Explore fresh capabilities in Paint, Clipchamp, and Photos. Generate a unique image by entering a text prompt and choosing a style. The Cocreator tool in Paint simplifies the creative process by generating a picture for you, ready for further edits within the same app.

Microsoft Clipchamp stands out as an exceptionally user-friendly video creation tool. Now, drag in your assets and clips, then let the AI engine work magic to craft a video for you.

The new Clipchamp Auto Compose feature can:

  • Recommend scenes
  • Make edits
  • Create a narrative based on your inputs

Seamless Data Migration Made Easy with Windows Backup

Transferring data to a new computer can be a hassle, consuming hours of your time as you migrate your “PC life” between devices. The constant worry of overlooking something only adds to the stress.

Enter the new Windows Backup feature, designed to simplify moving between computers. Select your backup options and folders, and the process is straightforward when it’s time to make the move. Restore your new PC from a backup created on another PC, ensuring a smooth transition.

Microsoft Edge: Elevating Speed and Security in Browsing

Experience a faster and more secure browsing journey with the substantial enhancements to Microsoft Edge. These improvements prioritize speed, responsiveness, and overall security.

The Edge Secure Network feature takes centre stage, providing increased gigabytes from 1GB to 5GB for user storage. This function goes the extra mile by encrypting your internet connection, ensuring the security of your data.

With features resembling a VPN, Edge Secure Network offers additional online security. This is particularly beneficial for companies aiming to thwart potential breaches from clicks on phishing links.

Save Energy & Battery Power

A feature called Adaptive Dimming is another enhancement of this update. Your screen slowly dims if you’re no longer paying attention. This has the dual benefit of saving energy and helping you refocus.

PC sensors power this feature, as well as two others. So, it’s going to be more familiar with newer computers.

The other two features that use sensors are:

  • Wake on Approach
  • Lock on Leave

A More Personalised Windows 11 Experience

Beyond the technical innovations, this update introduces a more personal touch to the user experience, transforming Windows 11 into an extension of the user’s identity.

This personalisation encompasses:

  • Personalised themes
  • Custom widgets
  • Intelligent assistants

Every interaction is curated and intuitive, creating a truly personalised operating system.

Exciting Additional Features in Windows 11

Windows 11 is packed with excitement, and here are a few more new features for you to explore:

  1. Copilot in Microsoft Shopping: Streamline your online shopping experience by quickly finding your needs. Bing provides tailored recommendations based on your requests.
  2. Content Credentials: Add an invisible digital watermark to your AI-generated images in Bing. Cryptographic methods allow you to tag your work securely.
  3. Bing Chat Enterprise Updates: Elevate work creativity and enjoy multimodal visual search, finding information using only images.
  4. DALL.E 3 Model from Open AI: Experience the upgraded Image Creator in Bing using the DALL.E 3 model. It impressively renders images from text prompts.

Unlock the Potential of Microsoft Products

Microsoft continues to pave the way as a longstanding leader in work productivity tools. If you find yourself working as if it’s still 2020, it’s time for an upgrade. Empower your employees to reach new levels of efficiency with suitable applications.

Count on us with Microsoft 365, Windows 11, and other cutting-edge solutions. Our experts are here to guide you, ensuring you stay ahead of the competition. Contact us today to schedule a conversation.

About the author

Yener is the founder and Managing Director of Intuitive IT. Prior to running his own business Yener worked for a number of corporate organisations where he gained invaluable experience and skills, as well as an understanding of how IT can complement and improve business outcomes.