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

Reminders "finally" back in the new Outlook, and the Microsoft 365 homepage is getting two new additions

The new Outlook for Windows has been using Windows notifications to alert users of upcoming meetings. Looking at how those notifications work, I think many would agree with me when I say they have not been as good as the Outlook notifications used to be. One thing I really missed in the Windows notifications, was the capability to set the snooze timer. But that is now history, the preview client has just released in app notifications. The "new" notification works much in the same way as the original Outlook notifications.

The Microsoft 365 homepage is getting two new additions. It can be hard to keep track of all your planner and todo tasks as you need to get into these specific applications to get an overview. But Rolling out this fall is an integration of these application into the 365 homepage. At least the planner plans and ToDo lists you are a part of will be visible, and much easier to access. This is related to Roadmap item 149272. The first roll-outs will be in September, but it could take until November for the feature to reach everyone.

The other new addition is not specific to the Microsoft 365 homepage, but rather an integration of PowerBI into Graph. Unless this feature is turned off (It will be on by default), certain information about PowerBI reports shared with a user, will show up in multiple Microsoft 365 services. The homepage is one of these services, where a user can locate and access a report he/she has access to. Read more about the sharing capability, and how to manage it here. This new capability will be rolling out in July and August