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

Changes to the background images feature in Teams

There are two enhancements coming to the Background features in Teams soon.

Admin Controls:
When background images became available in Teams, there were no admin controls for the feature. Soon there will be a new meeting policy to control this feature. This policy will be available through the "SkypeOnlineModule" in powershell. According to the Message in the admin center, this is the syntax for changes, on a per user basis:
  • Grant-CsTeamsMeetingPolicy -Identity "email address" -PolicyName "BlurOnly" 
    The following options will be available: "BlurAndDefaultBackgrounds" | "BlurOnly" | "AllFilters" | "NoFilters"

    Upload images:
    Interestingly, one of the settings in the above set of options "AllFilters" is described as: AllFilters, which includes the ability for users to upload custom images.
    This feature, coming by the end of May will give the users an official way to add custom images within Teams. 
    If I understand the roadmap item correctly, the default will be "AllFilters"