It’s the little things

Microsoft’s latest Windows 11 update has arrived, introducing a subtle change that could have a significant impact on you and your team.

Now, Copilot, Microsoft’s helpful AI assistant, has found a new home on the taskbar. Gone are the days of searching for its button—it now resides conveniently on the far right side of the taskbar, nestled in what tech enthusiasts refer to as the ‘system tray area.’

If Copilot isn’t your cup of tea, fear not. Removing it from the taskbar is a breeze. However, having an AI assistant readily available can truly enhance productivity, so we recommend giving it a chance before dismissing it entirely.

But before you rush to check for Copilot’s new location, let’s delve into the specifics.

This update, known as Patch KB5034765 (quite the catchy name), has been gradually rolling out over the past few weeks. However, it’s not solely about relocating buttons—it also brings along crucial security enhancements and bug fixes.

One notable fix addresses a problem with Explorer.exe, which was causing certain PCs to freeze when restarting with a game controller connected. While this may not directly affect your business, it’s always good to stay informed.

Additionally, there was an issue with Narrator, the screen reading tool, experiencing delays in announcements. Rest assured, that’s been resolved.

While these may seem like minor adjustments, it’s these nuanced improvements that can truly streamline workflows and prevent interruptions for your team.

Is your business considering the switch to Windows 11? Our team is here to assess your setup and provide guidance on whether an upgrade is beneficial or if sticking with Windows 10 is the better option.

Feel free to reach out and request a tech audit today.