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

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".