Copilot for PowerBI

Copilot for PowerBI is now coming out in preview, and the feature will be enabled for all tenants. The feature can enhance data interaction and report creation using generative AI. If the organization is not ready for this roll-out, there are ways to restrict this feature based on security groups. There are controls to include or exclude groups.  One concern organizations have is the possibility of data being processed in a datacenter in a different region than their tenant. This can also be controlled by not allowing the usage of datacenters outside your region. Sign into the admin portal for PowerBI and check the settings associated with Copilot

P for Global Preview, reply to chat and restart Live events!

Here are a couple of updates that have already been rolling out, or should be just around the corner in your tenant.

Microsoft has made it very obvious to the end-user if they are running public preview or not. If you are running in this mode, there will be a "P" showing next to your avatar in the top right corner of the Teams app. If you are interested in participating in the public preview, and have access to new features in the final testing and verification stage before public release? Here is how to enable the feature

Reply to specific chat feature has been released. This I know I've seen posted many places already, because this a feature we have been waiting for. Teams now allow a user to select a specific chat anywhere in a channel, and reply directly to that chat. The reply will embed the original post to show the context.

And finally, it will be possible to re-join/re-start a Live event that was prematurely shut down. I think this is one of the biggest issues I've had when running Live events in the past. But if someone now unexpectedly ends the stream, it should be possible to re-start and continue the event. At least after mid October when the feature should be finished rolling out.