Microsoft has recently announced some significant changes for their Bing Chat, which is based on ChatGPT. The updated version of Bing is now available in Open Preview and no longer requires a waitlist, making it easier for everyone to try the new Bing and Edge. All you need to do is sign in to Bing with your Microsoft Account to access the new features.
Microsoft forces links in Teams and Outlook to be open in Edge
An announcement in Microsoft 365 Message Center reveals a change to how Teams and Outlook will now open web links. If an URL received in Outlook and Teams for Windows apps points to web resources from Azure Active Directory (AAD) and Microsoft accounts (MSA), then it will be forced to open in Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft has introduced a new, improved version of OneDrive
Microsoft has introduced a new, improved version of OneDrive that offers a faster, more organized, and personalized experience. The changes are coming to work and school users. Its new interface features an updated design that allows for easier navigation and management of files and folders. Additionally, OneDrive now offers more options for customization, enabling users to personalize their experience to best suit their needs.
Microsoft has launched Xbox Game Pass’ New Friend Referral Program
Microsoft has announced a new referral program for Xbox Game Pass. The program allows subscribers to refer their friends to Xbox Game Pass and receive a free month of service for both the subscriber and the friend.
Xbox consoles are getting a new Home experience
Users in the Alpha Skip-Ahead and Alpha rings can now preview an updated version of the Xbox Home experience. This version strives to balance experience, accessibility, and functionality, and was created with user feedback in mind.
JavaGPT makes ChatGPT work on legacy Windows starting from Windows 98
A third-party ChatGPT client build with Java 8 allows accessing the chatbot on any device that can run the Java code. With help of this tool, you can access ChatGPT from legacy Windows versions. Thanks to Java 8 support, even Windows 98 can start it.
[Upd] MSN Weather for Windows 11 and 10 to get advanced recommendations and ads
The built-in weather apps starts to see updates in Windows 11 and 10. It has got a revamped look with a dedicated section for current weather based suggestions, and ads.
PowerToys Run will get ChatGPT integration
The PowerToys software is receiving ChatGPT support that will allow users to perform AI-powered searches within the "Run" tool. Users will be able to enter queries in the PowerToys Run text box and receive answers in the window below it.
April update for Windows Subsystem for Android adds Picture-in-picture mode
The latest version of Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA), version 2303.40000.3.0, is out to users via the Windows Insider Channels. The new WSA comes with several enhancements, such reliability and security improvements. Also, it enables picture-in-picture (PIP).
Game Pass for PC is now available in 40 additional countries
As of today, Microsoft has expanded the availability of PC Game Pass into 40 more countries across the globe. This includes countries such as Bulgaria, Ukraine, Georgia, and Serbia. In celebration of the expansion, Microsoft is providing new users in these countries with a special price on a three-month subscription to PC Game Pass.