Bing Enterprise Chat enabled by default for all

There are a lot of great things happening in the generative AI space these days. Microsoft is determined to be a part of this revolution, and they have announced a lot of coming services. One of the new features that was released a few weeks ago was the Bing Chat Enterprise (BCE) which is a new feature that enables your organization to use AI-powered chat for work while keeping your user and business data protected.  BCE is available in preview to Microsoft 365 customers with E3, E5, A3, A5 (faculty only), Business Standard and Business Premium licenses, but not to customers in government clouds.  At first BCE was an opt-in feature, but it is now turned on by default for eligible customers who have not previously opted out of it. Should your organization want to opt-out of BCE, it is possible to do so through the BCEAdmin panel   BCE and Bing Chat might seem similar, but Bing Chat does not offer commercial data protection and should only be used for personal use. BCE will now be availa

New Yammer features rolling out in May and June

It's finally here, the new Yammer look is rolling out in May. This is a face-lift I know many of my customers and partners have been waiting for, and the preview is about to hit your tenants soon. The preview feature will not be available by default, but will require the admin to set a policy. 
Once the feature his your tenant, admins will have a new tab in the network configurations where the following options will appear:
  • Staying on the Classic Yammer
  • Enabling Preview as opt-in
  • Enabling Preview as default setting
Preview opt-in is my favorite choice, as this will allow users to control their own experience.