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

Collaborative Notes, Intelligent recap and "Front Row AI" coming to Teams Meetings


This is one of many AI related updates we can expect for Teams. As roadmap items 95267 and 122554 starts rolling out, teams room systems with version 4.18 or newer, and with 4 cores or more will have this new feature (policy) turned on by default. With the use of AI, the background will be removed from incoming video-feeds. This will remove distracting elements, and at the same time create a unison look for the participants in the room. According to the message center this will become available late August or September.

Subscribers of the "Teams premium" license should by now have access to Intelligent Meeting Recap. The feature is currently available only to meetings recorded (and transcribed) in English. Other languages are expected later this fall. Also, the feature has been added to EU hosted tenants.

Meeting notes in Teams is getting more tightly integrated with the rest of the M365 tools and services as "Collaborative meeting notes" become available. The feature is a Loop component, and will also integrate with Planner and ToDo. Organizers can create notes and attach it to meeting invites, making it easier to prepare for all participants. And assigned tasks will sync into users ToDo list. This according to roadmap item 101509

You might also notice that all Tasks in Loop components will start syncing to planner and ToDo. This according to roadmap item 124928