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Microsoft Ignite 2023 Book of News!!!

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• 70% of Copilot users were more productive and 68% said it improved the quality of their work; 68% said it helped jumpstart the creative process.

These users were 29% faster at specific tasks (searching, writing, and summarizing).

Users caught up on a missed meeting nearly 4x faster. 

• 64% of users confirmed Copilot helps them spend less time processing emails

• 87% of users said Copilot makes it easier to get started on a first draft.

• 75% of users said Copilot “saves me time by finding whatever I need in my files.”

• 77% of users said once they use Copilot, they don’t want to give it up.

What’s Microsoft Copilot and how can we Adopt, extend, and build Copilot experiences across the Microsoft Cloud?

To all those still new to the concept of Microsoft Copilot, it is a large language model (LLM) from Microsoft AI that helps developers write better code. It can provide code suggestions, complete code snippets, and even generate entire code files. Copilot is integrated into several Microsoft development tools, including Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio, and GitHub Codespaces. It is also available as a standalone extension for other popular code editors.

Moving on to Microsoft Ignite – Book of News!

Microsoft Ignite 2023 is the annual conference for developers, IT professionals, and business users who want to learn about the latest Microsoft technologies and solutions. The event took place virtually from November 15-16, 2023.

This year’s Ignite featured a wide range of keynote presentations, breakout sessions, hands-on workshops, and demos. Attendees learned about the latest innovations in cloud computing, artificial intelligence, productivity, and collaboration. They also had the opportunity to network with other Microsoft professionals and get hands-on experience with the latest Microsoft products and services.

Some of the highlights of Microsoft Ignite 2023 included:

Announcements of new cloud services, such as Azure Arc for Kubernetes and Azure Synapse Analytics

Demos of new features in Microsoft 365, such as the AI-powered Presenter Coach and the new Teams Rooms experience

Workshops on a wide range of topics, from cloud migration to app development to security

Opportunities to connect with Microsoft experts and get answers to your questions

Let us have a look at some top revelations that stole the spotlight during the event:

Microsoft rebrands and expands Bing Chat as Copilot

Microsoft sheds the Bing Chat label and introduces Copilot as its flagship AI chat interface for Bing, Edge, and Windows 11, escalating the battle for AI assistant dominance.

Microsoft designs AI chips for Azure Data Centers

Asserting its independence in chip technology, Microsoft unveils Azure Maia AI chip and Azure Cobalt CPU, designed to fuel its Azure data centers in 2024.

Enhanced Security with Copilot

Microsoft pioneers a unified security operations platform by merging its Sentinel and Defender XDR platforms, enhanced by the central integration of the Security Copilot chatbot, providing IT and security teams with advanced conversational AI capabilities for simplified security management.

Welcome Loop, Microsoft’s Notion Competitor

Microsoft enters the productivity and collaboration arena with Loop, an app inspired by Notion. Featuring flexible workspaces and pages, Loop seeks to promote effortless collaboration among users. Its user interface closely mirrors Notion, positioning it as a significant challenger in the productivity and collaboration landscape.

Copilot Studio, a No-Code AI Solution

Microsoft steps up to the challenge posed by OpenAI’s GPT platform with Copilot Studio, a no-code solution that empowers businesses to develop custom AI copilots. This extension of Microsoft 365 Copilot grants businesses the ability to tailor copilots, automation flows, and datasets to their unique requirements.

Tailoring Copilot AI for Individual User Needs

Microsoft unveils the first enhancement to Copilot, boosting its interactivity, particularly within Teams meetings. Users now enjoy the flexibility to personalize Copilot’s output, adjusting formatting and tone to suit their preferences, starting with Word and PowerPoint.

Elevate Teams Meetings to a New Dimension with Microsoft Mesh

Microsoft transforms the dream of immersive 3D Teams meetings into reality by embedding Microsoft Mesh into Teams. This integration, slated for January 2024, empowers co-workers to convene in virtual environments without requiring VR headsets, representing a significant departure from Microsoft’s original plan for Mesh.

Unleash Streamlined Project Management with Microsoft Planner

Microsoft enhances project management by consolidating Microsoft To Do, Microsoft Planner, and Microsoft Project for the web into a unified experience, Microsoft Planner. This integrated offering is slated for release in spring 2024 within Microsoft Teams, providing a seamless project management experience.

Simplified AI Model Development with Windows AI Studio

Microsoft joins forces with Nvidia to launch Windows AI Studio, a developer-centric platform that streamlines the process of accessing and configuring AI models on Windows PCs. The platform features a guided workspace setup and simplified access to development tools and models, making AI development more accessible and efficient.

AI-Powered Background in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is set to receive two AI-powered features, transforming voice and webcam interactions. The “decorate your background” feature, scheduled for early 2024, employs generative AI effects to remove and replace distracting background elements during video calls, ensuring a more polished and professional appearance.

Power BI

Microsoft Fabric, a comprehensive analytics platform designed to empower data teams in addressing business requirements, is now widely accessible. Copilot within Microsoft Fabric, encompassing the Power BI experience, enables makers to explore their data, generate reports, and respond to inquiries more rapidly than ever before, boosting productivity and transforming our work practices.

This is the gist but a lot more announcements could be explored further.

What’s More?

The unique features of Maplytics could be experienced when explored more with a trial. One can write to the Team at crm@inogic.com for mapping requirements, a free trial of 15 days, or a personalized demo within Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM / Dataverse.

To learn more about Maplytics, its applications across industries, and another multitude of features, do visit the Website or the Microsoft AppSource. For further details, one can hop on to the BlogsClient TestimonialsSuccess StoriesIndustry Applications, and Video Library for a quick query resolution.

Until then,

Happy Mapping!

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