Microsoft Inspire 2023

July 24, 2023

Microsoft Inspire 2023, a virtual event held on July 18-19, brought forth an array of game-changing innovations in the field of artificial intelligence. With a focus on generative AI, Microsoft’s Chairman and CEO, Satya Nadella, highlighted two major applications: making computer interfaces more intuitive using natural language and enhancing information management with generative AI.

Key Highlights:

Microsoft 365 Copilot: Integrating ChatGPT-based conversational AI into Microsoft 365 applications, Copilot offers promising features. However, its pricing, set at $30 per user per month, has sparked discussions about the value of generative AI in the digital workplace.

Bing Chat Enterprise: Rolled out with privacy in mind, Bing Chat Enterprise enables secure access to Bing Chat within the Microsoft 365 ecosystem. It addresses enterprise concerns, ensuring data protection and separate usage for AI training.

Sales Copilot: A new application embedding Copilot functionality and CRM data from platforms like Salesforce and Dynamics 365. It empowers sales teams with real-time tips and context during meetings.

Power Automate Process Mining: Microsoft incorporates AI features into Power Automate Process Mining, helping businesses identify opportunities and derive value from generative AI.

Azure AI Model Catalog: Developers can now utilize AI, including GPT-4 and other AI from Hugging Face, through the Azure AI model catalog in their applications, providing enhanced customization and safety.

Azure Migrate and Modernize Tool: Enhancements to the Azure Migrate and Modernize tool simplify cloud migration, aiding partners in creating migration paths and building business cases.

AI Cloud Partner Program: Microsoft restructured the AI Cloud Partner Program, fostering collaboration and partner participation in leveraging AI resources for digital transformation.

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