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

Mute chat and hide your own video in Teams meetings coming

 Two new great tweaks are supposed to start rolling out in February.

Mute chat in meetings:
This is actually two settings described in one roadmap item. Some time ago, Teams introduced chat bubbles for users who closed their chat panel. Now, users get the options to mute these bubbles through a menu in the meeting. To enable this, just check the "Don't show chat bubbles" item. This is a per meeting setting.

The other option is to globally (per user) mute all notifications whenever you are in a meeting. This will also mute the chat bubbles. It will also mute all chat and other Teams related notifications from outside the meeting.

Hide your own video:
Another nice tweak coming soon, is the capability to hide your own video feed in meetings. This doesn't stop your video, but simply removes yourself from what you see on the screen.

None of these features will need any admin actions, but user manuals and training should be updated to make users aware of the new features.