5 Big Announcements from Microsoft Inspire

5 Big Announcements from Microsoft Inspire

Source: Official Microsoft Blog

Microsoft Inspire, the biggest partner event of the year, is being held this week, and five big announcements were made yesterday including Bing Chat Enterprise, Sales Copilot, Power Automate Process Mining, Azure AI updates and Meta Llama on Azure and Windows.

Bing Chat Enterprise

Bing Chat Enterprise gives organizations AI-powered chat for work with commercial data protection. What goes in – and comes out – remains protected, giving commercial customers managed access to better answers, greater efficiency and new ways to be creative.

Bing Chat Enterprise started rolling out yesterday in preview to organizations licensed for Microsoft 365 E5, E3, Business Premium and Business Standard at no additional cost. Microsoft will also make Bing Chat Enterprise available as a stand-alone subscription in the future for $5 per user, per month. Learn more and find out how to get started with Bing Chat Enterprise.

Microsoft Sales Copilot

More functionality is being added to Microsoft Sales Copilot directly within Dynamics 365 Sales, such as AI-generated opportunity summaries, contextualized email drafts and meeting preparations. This empowers sellers to improve productivity and close more deals with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) task automation, actionable real-time insights and AI-assisted content and recommendations to personalize customer interactions at scale. These add to AI capabilities already available in Microsoft Sales Copilot such as Teams calls summaries and email thread summaries. Read more about Microsoft Sales Copilot.

Power Automate Process Mining

Organizations often have a difficult time identifying blockages in their workflows and how to clear them. To help, Microsoft is announcing the general availability of next-generation AI features within Power Automate Process Mining, providing customers with AI-powered insights to optimize existing processes and drive efficiencies through low-code automation. With Process Mining, users can understand what is happening across their business, use AI that generates insights, app and automation suggestions, and use Power Platform to build the solutions they need quickly. Learn more about Process Mining in Power Automate.

Azure AI

Microsoft has been thrilled to see the enthusiasm and business adoption of Azure OpenAI Service, with more than 4,500 customers using the product. Witnessing customers do amazing things, like building chatbots using organizational data, summarizing text and generating content, is exciting to watch develop.

Now, Microsoft is bringing the service to more organizations around the world. Last week, they expanded access to Azure OpenAI Service, increasing its availability in North America and Western Europe, while making it available for Asia for the first time.

Meta & Microsoft Partnership

Meta and Microsoft have announced support for the Llama family of large language models on Azure and Windows. As part of this announcement, Microsoft will be Meta’s preferred partner as they release their new version of Llama 2 to commercial customers for the first time. This announcement means that Azure customers will be able to easily fine-tune and deploy the 7B-parameter, 13B-parameter, and 70B-parameter Llama 2 models easily and safely on Azure, In addition, Llama 2 will be optimized to run locally on Windows – enabling Windows developers to take advantage of Llama 2 by targeting the Direct ML execution provider through the ONNX runtime. More on this announcement can be found here.

Related links:

Furthering our AI Ambitions – Announcing Bing Chat Enterprise and Updates to Microsoft 365 Copilot

Find out how to get started with Bing Chat Enterprise

How Microsoft Sales Copilot will empower sellers and customer service agents

Learn more about Power Mining in Power Automate

New Azure capabilities and investments