Microsoft Copilot is all around...

  As the debut of Microsoft 365 Copilot approaches, there are a lot of Copilot features set to be introduced across the Microsoft 365 ecosystem. Here are a few noteworthy additions: Microsoft has unveiled a series of innovative features in the upcoming releases of Windows 11, some of them are already released, and some are currently available in preview builds. The Windows 11 Copilot, conveniently located in the taskbar, eliminates the need to open your Edge browser. It is seamlessly integrated with Bing Enterprise Chat (BEC) and ChatGPT, making it really easy to get started on your creative journey. Included in Windows 11 is the new co-creator feature in Paint. This feature, also in preview, is integrated with DALL-E and provides a swift and straightforward method for creating illustrations and images. If you possess a knack for crafting descriptions, you can generate quite impressive imagery. Another AI-powered feature is image creation directly from BEC. This feature, also integrate

Town Hall for Microsoft Teams and retirement of Live Events

Microsoft has announced a new feature called 'Town Halls' in Microsoft Teams. This new experience is designed to host and deliver large-scale, internal events, and will eventually replace Microsoft Live events which is set to be retired for commercial customers on September 30, 2024

Some of the highlights of Town Halls include:

  • It provides a familiar interface to plan, create and produce large scale events.
  • It provides a one-to-many format with advanced production capabilities.
  • It offers a structured approach for attendee engagement.
  • It enables customers to extend their reach to scale their message and connect with audiences everywhere.
  • It allows organizations to create professionally produced, studio-quality events that deliver a more dynamic experience.

The feature will be enabled by default once it rolls out, but it can be controlled through the "Set-CsTeamsEventsPolicy" cmdlet: Set-CsTeamsEventsPolicy -Identity "policy name" -AllowTownhalls Disabled 

According to a post in the message center the rollout may begin already this month. This is associated with the roadmap item: 123148