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

Two new meeting features in Teams

Teams backrounds is nothing new, but a common request has been the cpapbility of animated backgrounds in meetings and regular calls.

Moving backgrounds should be deployed to most organizations by now (*1). The backgrounds can be found in the "Effects and avatars" section together with frames.

This feature will not be available on "low-end" devices. It requires at least 8GB Ram and a CPU with at least 4 logical processors. 

At the moment, there is no way to upload or use your own animations as Teams only supports pre-defined backgrounds from Microsoft.

One common challenge with content sharing is the viewer's screen size compared to the screensize of the sharer's. To help users, Teams has now introduced zooming capability in a meeting.

Simply move the mouse over a screen-sharing session, and use the "+/-" symbols in the bottom left corner.

This feature should also already be rolled out to most organizations by the time this is posted (*1).

(*1) - Some features are being released to the classic version of Teams, some to both clients, and other features are being released only to the new Teams version. But at one point in time, the old client will be phased out.