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

Webinar updates for Teams webinars.


Webinar meeting settings are getting an update with two new settings for the lobby. These are "Allow registered users to bypass" and "Reject users who cannot bypass the lobby". Both options are only available for Webinars. These options have been rolling out for some time already, and should be available for all by the end of August. This feature is associated with roadmap item 125881

Another welcomed feature for webinars is the new capability to automatically publish a recoding and updating participants with a link to view it. This allows an organizer to pre-approve a meeting to be published after the recording has been completed. There are no technical documents on this yet, but expect this feature to be controlled by the "CsTeamsEventsPolicy" settings. This feature is listed as roadmap item 123052. According to the message center, this should be rolling out starting in September