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

More Microsoft Teams updates coming out of preview

The new Teams client was implemented with the "new channel" experience, so this might not be news to everyone. But now is the time to prepare for the new experience in the old client as well. The biggest change is probably how the feed in every channel will change to hae the latest post on top, and to have the creation of new posts on top (instead of on the bottom). Thinking about it, this is something users recognize from other social media services, and it will hopefully prevent the common mistake users do when they want to reply toa post, but inadvertatly creats a new post instead. The roll out should be completed by mid July.

Shortly after the rollout of the new experience, the new search experience will also be introduced to the client. Instead of using the searchbar on top of the client, it will soon be possible to search within the context of a spesific channel or chat on the right hand side of the thread. Hopefully, this change is implemented by the end of August.

Another enhancement to the chat layout is the "compact" mode for chat, saving users some space in the application. The feature should be in the works, and is listed as "rolling out" in the roadmap.