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Accelerating innovation: A new era of AI at work begins

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At Microsoft, we continue to innovate across platforms to unlock everyone’s full potential, with AI giving time back in the day to be more creative, more strategic and more innovative. Yusuf Mehdi, Executive Vice President, at Microsoft, announced today how we are revolutionizing the PC for the AI era with Copilot+ PCs. By unleashing hybrid AI with Copilot+ PCs, we’re extending our vision for AI at work to the edge. Organizations can deploy Copilot+ PCs to get the fastest, most intelligent Windows PC ever built. Utilizing powerful new silicon with an NPU (neural processing unit) capable of an incredible 40+ TOPS (trillion operations per second), Copilot+ PCs provide organizations an exceptional AI endpoint for work, and a foundation for your chip-to-cloud solution stack. Copilot+ PCs unlock industry leading AI acceleration with up to 2x faster NPU performance than MacBook Air and MacBook Pro.[1] New ways of working are flourishing with next-generation AI—more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies are using Windows 11[2] and are ready for the age of Copilot. Now, with Copilot+ PCs, organizations can deploy devices purpose-built for AI with Copilot for Microsoft 365,[3] enabling a powerful, advanced solution for AI at work. Organizations who use these devices will be equipped with new levels of performance to handle demanding workloads, unique AI experiences, all with the most advanced Windows security. With exciting new features like Recall, users can find mission-critical information faster, turn ideas into action and safeguard their most sensitive data.
“The new AI-based (NPU) processor significantly supports our AI-driven workflows, taking our services to the next level.”​

- Christian Glanz, CIO, Deutsche Vermögensberatung (DVAG)​

Delivering powerful performance for transformative impact​

The first Copilot+ PCs available feature the advanced Snapdragon X Elite Arm processors from Qualcomm which are incredibly efficient, providing up to 22 hours of local video playback[4] or up to 15 hours of web browsing.[5] Copilot+ PCs are designed to work smoothly with business apps and Windows 365 Cloud PCs, providing the seamless Windows experiences organizations expect. Devices with Intel and AMD processors will follow later this year. Nearly 90% of the total app minutes that users spend in apps today have native Arm versions, providing the most efficient and performant experience.[6] And if they need to run apps in emulation, they’ll experience a significant performance boost with the new Prism emulator for app compatibility and performance. Emulated apps on PCs running the Snapdragon X Elite are more than 2x faster than previous generation Windows Arm devices running Windows 11 22H2.[7]

Unlocking productivity superpowers​

With Copilot+ PCs organizations now have advanced AI experiences at the edge. A recent study shows that employees can save more than an entire workday, or 10 hours, each month just by using AI just for routine tasks like finding content.[8] Leveraging the power of the NPU, Copilot+ PCs enable new features like Recall,[9] Live Captions with translation[10] and Windows Studio Effects. These new features can unlock productivity benefits for users in organizations of all sizes.

Recall instantly​

In today’s workplace, people are struggling to stay afloat in a flood of meetings, messages, files and information. With Recall, in just a few words for context, you can find almost anything you’ve seen on your desktop.[11] Just describe it using text or visual search, and Recall will show you snapshots of the most relevant content in a way that feels like having photographic memory. Seamlessly take the next step in your workflow right from the snapshot, including relaunching the original content in a webpage or Microsoft 365 app.[3] We know that privacy is important. With enhanced privacy controls, you can decide which information Recall can capture. Copilot+ PCs are also designed so that even the AI running on your device can’t access your private content. In addition, IT admins can use Microsoft Intune to disable Recall from saving any snapshots, and new policies are coming later to enable IT to centrally filter specific apps and websites.
Series of images showing how to use Recall to find almost anything you’ve seen on your desktop

Recall: Describe it to find it with just a few words for context.

Enhancing communication with Live Captions and real-time translation​

Organizations today operate in an increasingly global environment with fluid, dynamic workstyles and a diversity of languages, abilities and locations. To help empower employees and serve customers anywhere, Live Captions can translate more than 40 languages into English, including speakers in real-time videocalls, recordings and streamed content.
Image showing Live Captions with real-time translation

Live Captions with real-time translation.

More effective meetings anywhere with Windows Studio Effects​

Today’s fluid workstyles also mean that we aren’t always in an office for important meetings. With Windows Studio effects, you can put your best self forward in videocalls with features like flattering portrait lighting, creative filters and natural-looking eye contact, while enhanced noise canceling, and background blur shut out distraction. Features are easily accessible in Quick Settings, so you can make changes on the go.
User interface of Windows Studio Effects

Have more effective meetings anywhere with Windows Studio Effects

Turbocharging your business impact​

IT leaders are already building their AI enabled future. And Copilot+ PCs are the next step in that AI empowerment journey as the best endpoints for AI. Like all new Windows 11 devices, Copilot+ PCs are easy to deploy and manage, compatible with your existing technology and designed to be secure by default. Copilot+ PCs run on Windows 11 which means organizations can deploy, manage and secure Copilot+ PCs with the tools they’re already using as part of their existing Windows fleet. This includes comprehensive, automated updates with Windows Autopatch, easy deployment of security policies with Microsoft Intune and zero-touch provisioning with Windows Autopilot.[12] In addition, the App Assure program is always standing by to help resolve any compatibility issues. These business-ready devices are Secured-core PCs that include the Microsoft Pluton security processor for the highest level of Windows security by default. While Secured-core PCs were once considered specialized devices for people handling sensitive data, anyone with a Copilot+ PC will benefit from advanced AI and hardware-backed security to protect everything from credentials and business files to Recall content. To learn more about security in Copilot+ PCs, be sure to check out the latest blog from David Weston, Vice President, Enterprise and OS Security at Microsoft.

Building an AI workload foundation with Copilot+ PCs​

Copilot+ PCs are business-ready. We recommend IT admins begin testing and readying for deployment, empowering your workforce with access to powerful AI features on these high-performance devices. To help organizations get started, we’ve been working with global strategic partners who can provide Copilot+ PCs and services to advance your AI at work journey:
Logos of Windows strategic device partners

Windows strategic device partners

We can’t wait to see where you go in the new era of AI at work! Learn more about Copilot+ PCs and include these powerful new devices alongside new Windows AI PCs in your plans for upgrading to Windows 11 before Windows 10 end of support, which is coming in October, 2025. Make sure to watch Build tomorrow to learn more about how developers can take advantage of this incredible new hardware. [1] Tested May 2024 using Procyon AI Overall Score comparing NG AI PCs with Snapdragon X Elite 12 core and Snapdragon X Plus 10 core configurations to MacBook Air 15” [M3, 8 core CPU/10 core GPU configuration] and MacBook Pro [M3 Pro, 12 core CPU/18 core GPU configuration]. [2] Microsoft Q3 Earnings call April 25, 2023. [3] Sold separately. [4] Battery life varies significantly based on device configuration, usage, network and feature configuration, signal strength, settings and other factors. Testing conducted May 2024 using the prelease Windows ADK full screen local video playback assessment under standard testing conditions, with the device connected to Wi-Fi and screen brightness set to 150 nits. Tested with Windows Version 26097.5003 (24H2). [5] Battery life varies significantly based on device configuration, usage, network and feature configuration, signal strength, settings and other factors. Testing conducted May 2024 using the prelease Windows ADK web browsing assessment under standard testing conditions, with the device connected to Wi-Fi and screen brightness set to 150 nits. Tested with Windows Version 26097.5003 (24H2). [6] Based on snapshot of aggregated, non-gaming app usage data as of April 2025 for iGPU-based laptops and 2-in-1 devices running Windows 10 and Windows 11 in US, UK, CA, FR, AU, DE, JP. [7] Tested May 2024 using Geekbench 5 on a NGAI PC with Snapdragon® X Elite 512GB, 16GB RAM compared to device with Qualcomm 8cx Gen 3 512GB,16GB RAM. Performance varies significantly by device. [8] 2024 Annual Work Trend Index, Microsoft and LinkedIn. [9] Optimized for select languages (English, Chinese (simplified), French, German, Japanese and Spanish). Content-based and storage limitations apply. Learn more. [10] Currently supports translation for video and audio subtitles into English from 40+ languages. Learn more. [11] Optimized for select languages (English, Chinese (simplified), French, German, Japanese and Spanish). Content-based and storage limitations apply. Learn more. [12] Requires Microsoft Intune and Entra ID, sold separately.

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