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

Security enhancements in Microsoft Teams

Collaboration Security for Microsoft Teams was announced back in March, but we are now seeing some of these features being released to customers subscribing to Microsoft Defender Plan 2.

Report suspicious chats or channels was one of these new features, and it should be rolling out during August. The feature is enabled by a new policy setting which is turned on by default. Admins can control this setting in the "messaging policies" in the Teams admin center.

Other features controlled by new policy settings are "URL blocking" and "ZAP protection".