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

The "new" look for Office on the web

It's been awhile since Microsoft announced "The new look" in Office on their desktop versions (June 2021). It has been available as preview for many customers, but it will now (2023 Q3) slowly roll out to customers everywhere. It is not the biggest of changes, but there are some smaller changed to icons and layout. It's not a big change, but it's nice to see office on the web getting the same "facelift" desktop users have been accustomed to. Having the same look and feel will make it easier for office users as they often have to navigate both versions in their daily work.

Here is a little reminder as of how to toggle between "preview" and "old" feature: The new look of Office - Microsoft Support

And here is the roadmap iten to keep an eye on (they may change the schedule after this post is live): Microsoft 365 Roadmap | Microsoft 365