Microsoft Copilot is all around...

  As the debut of Microsoft 365 Copilot approaches, there are a lot of Copilot features set to be introduced across the Microsoft 365 ecosystem. Here are a few noteworthy additions: Microsoft has unveiled a series of innovative features in the upcoming releases of Windows 11, some of them are already released, and some are currently available in preview builds. The Windows 11 Copilot, conveniently located in the taskbar, eliminates the need to open your Edge browser. It is seamlessly integrated with Bing Enterprise Chat (BEC) and ChatGPT, making it really easy to get started on your creative journey. Included in Windows 11 is the new co-creator feature in Paint. This feature, also in preview, is integrated with DALL-E and provides a swift and straightforward method for creating illustrations and images. If you possess a knack for crafting descriptions, you can generate quite impressive imagery. Another AI-powered feature is image creation directly from BEC. This feature, also integrate

Skype for Business Cloud Connector Edition in now available

Back in December 2015, Microsoft announced the availability of (among other things) Cloud-PBX. This was in effect only available for US customers, where O365 has native support for dial-in and dial-out. Or for customers which already have a Skype for Business on premises in hybrid mode.

To speed up the process of offering Cloud-PBX to countries where O365 does not yet have native dialing capabilities, and/or do not have their own on premises Skype for Business deployment, Microsoft have developed the Skype for Business Cloud Connector Edition.

The Skype for Business Cloud Connector Edition (CCE) is a collection of VM's through which you may connect O365 to your local PBX or SIP trunk, and thus have users in O365 have Enterprise Voice capability.

The CCE has been released for general availability as of today (Monday April 11 - 9A,M,)

If you already have a Local Skype for Business deployment in hybrid mode (or are about to turn on the hybrid feature), you do not need to deploy the CCE as you may use the hybrid deployment in the same way. In fact, you can't have both a hybrid deployment and a CCE running of the same tenant.