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

9th MVP award!


July 6th 2023 is for many MVPs known as the "F5" day, where we sit and wait for that "You have been awarded..." email.... Or not.

I am yet again humbled and proud to have been re-awarded my MVP for the 9th time today. 

I have been asked many times what an MVP is and what it takes to become one. It is not something you become during your regular working hours is usually my reply. It takes a bit of passion for technology, and an inner drive to contribute to the community in one way or another. 

There are many paths to a MVP reward, but my contributions for the past years have been around organizing several User Groups in Norway and my hometown, and organizing a one day, free conference called MVP-Dagen, where we invite other MVPs to deliver content to the community. In addition to this, I try to engage in multiple discussions and try to provide as much feedback to different teams with Microsoft as possible.

Once again, I want to send my thanks to Microsoft, the MVP Team, PGI groups, MVP regional Lead and MVP product Leads. You know who you are! I am looking forward to yet another year!