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 meeting enhancements rolling out, or already in your tenant

There are a lot of features and enhancements being rolled out at the moment. And here are a few highlights I have collected to stay on top of things.

Meeting end notifications:
Soon everyone will get a notice in private scheduled and channel meetings when the meeting is about to end. This feature was scheduled for a September roll out, but an updated roadmap item is now indicating an arrival in December. Hopefully this will make it easier to keep track of time, and wrap up meetings in time for the next meeting. The notification will appear when there is five minutes left of the meeting, and last for a couple of seconds. It will disappear after a few seconds, and no user action is required.

Teams meeting recording to be stored in OneDrive and SharePoint:
Rolling out now, is the capability to change the recording storage from Stream to OneDrive and SharePoint. This is a much awaited feature, and will make it easier for guest users to access recordings. And this will also make sure recordings come under the same policies as the rest of the Team has set. There will be an opt-in or opt-out possibility for a period of time, and if you need to read up on these features to prepare your organization, you can find the article here:

Forced mute on all participants:
As an organizer of a meeting, users will now no longer just have the capability to control who can present or not. But the will also have the capability to force-mute all attendees in a meeting. This can be done from the participants pane in a meeting once the meeting has started. This is an effective way to prevent unnecessary noise in meetings. Just remember to unforce this once you want the the conversation to get started. This feature is associated with the roadmap item: 66575

Edit your meeting options from within the meeting itself:
The meeting options should now be available from with the meeting experience itself, and it will take you directly to the webpage where these settings are set. According to the roadmap item 67121 This should already be available in tenants.