Copilot for PowerBI

Copilot for PowerBI is now coming out in preview, and the feature will be enabled for all tenants. The feature can enhance data interaction and report creation using generative AI. If the organization is not ready for this roll-out, there are ways to restrict this feature based on security groups. There are controls to include or exclude groups.  One concern organizations have is the possibility of data being processed in a datacenter in a different region than their tenant. This can also be controlled by not allowing the usage of datacenters outside your region. Sign into the admin portal for PowerBI and check the settings associated with Copilot

My first thoughts on Windows 7 (x64 RC)

My first tryouts with Windows 7 was the public beta (x86) earlier this year. With the release of the RC, I decided to "upgrade" my laptop to use the 64bit version. I have been holding on to 32bit versions of desktop OS's due to the lack of good 64bit drivers and the small amount of actual 64bit software. But alas; 32bit is soon history, the drivers are getting better, and I did not see any reasons why I should hang on to the past any more.

I must say, I do not recognize any change performance when moving from 32bit to 64bit. But I still have quite a few programs running in 32bit mode. But I don't think I will install anything else but 64bit when the RTM is released.

So; Here I am, with a new OS on my laptop. Any thoughts on what i think? No? Why is that? Well, my first impression is simply: This is how Windows Vista should have been. (And it feels like a Vista SP3 :). I know this isn't true, and there are many, many improvements to the new OS over Vista.

But, I like what I see. I have been using Vista for a few years (since the first beta was released), and might be one of the few who actually liked Vista (after tweaking certain services and features ;). Therefor the interface seems very familiar to me, except for the new taskbar.

I have not gone through all the fancy new stuff you can do with Aero (and probably won't), and I will not have a drill down (at least in this post) of other features ether. you can catch up on all the fancy stuff on various blogs elsewhere.

But here is my conclusion after a few weeks of Windows 7:
- Installation was fast and easy (but I could not upgrade form Vista Enterprise to Win7 Ultimate :( )
- Interface is good (even better than Vista), and the new functions in Aero is worth taking a deeper look into.
- Speed is better than Vista, and I have not yet felt the need of tweaking).
- Most Vista compatible software I use regularly, run flawless on Win7 (I have not had the need for the so called XP-virtual engine).

Basically I am rather happy with Windows 7. My only regret is: Why didn't they wait for Win 7. It is really what Vista shoud have been.....

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