March update of Windows Subsystem for Android 2302.4000 improves stability, audio issues and security

Microsoft has released a new version 2202.4000 of Windows Subsystem for Android. The new WSA is available in the Windows Insider Dev and Beta Channels. It includes Android 13 security updates, and improves hardware support, along with audio issues and security fixes.

Windows 11 insiders can get a free USB flash drive from Microsoft

After revising the Insider Program for Windows 11, Microsoft made it harder for Dev channel users to stay in the channel. The company has added one more channel, Canary, and automatically transferred there existing Dev channel insiders. To go back to the Dev channel, the user has to reinstall Windows 11 to lower down the build number branch. The company now offers users a free USB stick that one can use to build a bootable media.

Official Microsoft support agent activated Windows 10 with an illegal tool in front of the customer

A Microsoft support employee activated Windows 10 on a customer's PC using a crack. The operating system failed to activate normally using a genuine serial number the user has bought in advance, so he had to contact the support for help. Much to the surprise of the user, the second line support engineer solved the problem with a crack tool.

A new AI-powered “Copilot” comes to Microsoft 365’s Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams

Microsoft has announced a new AI-powered "Copilot" feature for Microsoft 365's Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams applications. All of these programs will use Copilot for intelligent content generation. On March 16, the company hosted the "The Future of Work with AI" event, where all the announcements were made.

Beta channel insiders are getting Windows 11 Build 22621.1465 and 22624.1465

Microsoft has released two new Beta builds of Windows 11 version 22H2, 22621.1465 and 22624.1465. They come as KB5023775 that enables new features for those who is on Build 22624.1465. It includes Live Captions available in more languages, updated touch keyboard settings, word prediction for Simplified Chinese IME, mult-app kios mode, a new VPN overlay icon, and several fixes and general improvements.

Microsoft Edge is getting an option to turn off the Bing button

Starting in Edge 111, the stable version of the browser sports a new Bing button in the sidebar. In pre-release versions of Edge it appears in the toolbar instead of the sidebar, and replaces the menu button by shifting to the left, so even if you hide the sidebar, it remains visible! As of now, Edge stable doesn't offer any option to get rid of the bing icon, but this will change in May.

The Bing chatbot is actually based on the GPT-4 language model

Recently, OpenAI revealed a new language model GPT-4, which is superior to GPT-3.5 in many ways.  It can solve complex tasks thanks to more careful training. Duolingo, Stripe, Khan Academy and other companies are working on integrating GPT-4 into their products. Microsoft has also confirmed that their Bing chatbot is based on the GPT-4 model.

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