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

Teams - Summer summary

A lot of things have happened in world of Teams (and Skype for Business) over the summer. And here is a blogpost where I will try to catch the highlights of the past month.

Direct Routing for Office365
The "biggest" news early in July, was probably the release of Direct Routing for Teams for both the enterprise and the carrier (hosted) market. I've been participating in the TAP for this service, and will be looking at some in-depth material this fall. Read about this exciting feature here.

Teams for GCC
Teams was released for the US Government Community Cloud on July the 17th:

Auto Attendant and Call Queue
These features we already know from Skype for Business is now also available in Teams. This is part of the ongoing effort to bring Teams at par with SFBO.

Live events
Microsoft announced a new feature called "Live events" within Teams, bringing the capability of broadcasting meetings to a wide audience. The feature is now in public preview.

Free Teams version
Microsoft also announced a free version of Teams, suitable for smaller organizations who want to try out the application. Check out this comparison chart to see what you get with the different versions of Teams (Free, Essentials and Premium)

Client updates
Both desktop and mobile clients have been updated with features and fixes.

Microsoft posts on features
Microsoft published their monthly overview of updates at the techcommunity, and some of the features I have mentioned in my posts are covered in more detail in these posts.
Office 2019 Servers in Preview
The Office2019 servers are ready for public preview, and that includes Skype for Business 2019