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

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