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AI in Action Podcast

Neil Murphy, CEO Bytes talks to Harold Evans from Singer about the opportunity presented by AI and how Microsoft Copilot is driving this from a Bytes perspective.  

Get Ready for Microsoft AI Event

Are you ready for the biggest Microsoft Artificial Intelligence (AI) Event of the year? Bytes’ Get Ready For Microsoft AI Event is officially open for registration.

Watch recorded sessions from our event at The Science Museum, London, on-demand now or join us on the 29th November at The Lowry, Manchester, for what will be an unforgettable day, where you’ll discover how to unleash innovation and empower the future success of your organisation with artificial intelligence.

Plus, you’ll have the chance to chat with our specialists 1-on-1 and ask all your burning questions at our vendor stands over a bite to eat or something to drink!

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Mapping your flight path to Copilot

The move to AI and a new way of working is underway. AI technology such as Microsoft Copilot is primed to reduce the burden of ever-increasing workloads and demand, as well as creating new paths for learning and success. However, businesses like yours need to ensure that you’re preparing people, data and systems for what will be a total transformation in the workplace.

Watch our on-demand webinar, where our Microsoft experts unpack everything you need to know about Microsoft Copilot and Azure OpenAI, plus how you should prepare for this paradigm shift.

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Bing Chat for Enterprise: Is This Bing's Moment of Triumph

Bing Chat for Enterprise enables businesses to engage through a secure web GUI, facilitated by Bing. The simplicity of this approach is stunning. Users log into Bing Enterprise and are greeted with a seamless, secure chat experience, driven by a sophisticated large language model. What sets Bing apart here are the robust enterprise controls Microsoft employs, ensuring your data is neither exploited for training nor provided to third parties for large language model development.

This revolutionary platform offers a straightforward, non-technical gateway into harnessing large language models in your organisation. It provides users with enhanced enterprise chat functionality and a suite of extra features akin to those found in tools like GPT Plus Code Analyzer, such as the ability to chat using images, PDFs, and code, as well as document generation directly from the web GUI.

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Microsoft 365 Copilot Workshops

Aimed at Senior BDMs, Managers, End Users, LOB Leaders and ITDMs, this course is designed as a three-phase engagement. The Microsoft 365 Copilot Workshop helps customers assess their needs, prioritise Copilot scenarios, and define an actionable roadmap.

Experts will gain an understanding of your environment, review outputs, discuss next steps to be fully prepared for Copilot, educate and prompt discussion, and work with you to understand your highest priority challenges and map them to personas. 

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Data Security Workshop

Microsoft Copilot will have access to all the data within your M365 environment. To make sure your user base isn't sharing sensitive information you need to set up data classification, labelling and loss prevention (DLP). 

Our Data Security Workshop will review default classification & make any required modifications, create any required custom classifications, test the new classifications to ensure they're working correctly, and create data loss prevention policies.

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Data Structure Workshop

Copilot will rely on your organisations data in order to work to the best of its ability. If your data isn't structured correctly, Copilot could cause some exposure issues. 

Our Data Structure Workshop will review your current data structure and flag any sensitive data, then create a high-level plan to explain how we'll restructure your data if required, and finally make the agreed changes with testing to ensure access controls have been implemented correctly. 

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Zero Trust Workshop

The introduction of Microsoft Copilot means the possibility of new security threats and attacks. It's vital you ensure a Zero Trust foundation is applied to protect your people, devices, apps, and data. 

With our Zero Trust Workshop we'll verify explicitly, to avoid any issues with potential social engineering or phishing attacks, use least privilege access, to ensure applications only have the access and permissions they need, and we'll assume breach, to identify which devices belong, and block those that don't.

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Microsoft Sales Copilot

Microsoft Sales Copilot is a role based copilot that unlocks sales productivity. This copilot allows sellers to prepare for customer engagement, stay in the flow of activity with customers, respond to emails, whilst you are in Microsoft teams meetings and ground activity with CRM data. This helps overall increase productivity and increase personalisation within customer interactions to enable your sales team to approach more opportunities and close more deals.

Chat GPT & Copilot webinar

Tune into our exclusive must-see webinar with major ChatGPT investor, Microsoft and our solution experts, as we unpack the mystery of ChatGPT, Open AI and Copilot.

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Highlights from our Data & AI event in London

Chat GPT, Generative AI and Microsoft Co-pilots

Security Copilot - Do more with less

Security Co-pilot is going to completely revolutionise how internal and external security teams detect & respond to threats to their organisations. The goal is to make security teams more efficient and productive, as well as assist in combating the issues presented by the Cyber Security skills gap.

Announcing Power Automate Process Mining and Power Platform Licensing Update

Microsoft have just announced new ways to use AI on a single, cost-effective platform for all low-code development to be available on 1st August. AI Powered Process Mining in Power Automate provides AI-powered insights that enable customers to optimise existing processes and drive efficiencies with low-code automation. Power Automate Process Mining offers two industry standard capabilities, task mining and process mining, that break down barriers that might make it difficult for an organization to identify inefficiencies in their workflows and where to improve. Process Mining includes functionality such as the Process Mining desktop app with advanced analytics and Power BI customisation.

Microsoft 365 Copilot

Preparing for Microsoft 365 Copilot; your new way of working is crucial and yesterday’s Microsoft Inspire revealed the pricing for commercial customers. It will be available at $30 per user, per month for Microsoft 365 E3, E5, Business Standard and Business Premium when it is widely available.

Azure Boost Preview

Azure Boost is a new system that offloads virtualisation processes traditionally performed by the hypervisor and host OS onto purpose-built hardware and software, such as networking, storage, and host management. By separating hypervisor and host OS functions from the host infrastructure, Azure Boost enables greater network and storage performance at scale, improves security by adding another layer of logical isolation, and reduces the maintenance impact for future Azure software and hardware upgrades.

This innovation enables Azure customers participating in the preview to achieve a 200 Gbps networking throughput and a leading remote storage throughput up to 10 GBps and 400K IOPS, enabling the fastest storage workloads available today.

Harnessing the Power of Diverse Open-Source LLMs with Azure: A Spotlight on Meta's LLama 2 Integration

In a captivating development, Azure's OpenAI service is expanding its horizons. It's not just about the in-house LLMs of OpenAI anymore. Now, it accommodates open-source and third-party LLMs within their impressive Cognitive Services portfolio.

You might wonder - why does diversity matter in LLM selection?

Introducing Microsoft Dev Box

Microsoft Dev Box is an Azure service that gives developers access to ready-to-code, project-specific dev boxes. They are preconfigured and have central management systems.

You are able to support hybrid dev teams of any size with high performance, cloud-based workstations to allow them to focus on writing code. Streamlining their tool access provides the ability for them to solely focus on this.

Microsoft Fabric - Licensing & Pricing

During Build 2023 Microsoft unveiled Microsoft Fabric—an end-to-end, unified analytics platform that brings together all the data and analytics tools that organizations need. Fabric integrates technologies like Azure Data Factory, Azure Synapse Analytics, and Power BI into a single unified product, empowering data and business professionals alike to unlock the potential of their data and lay the foundation for the era of AI.

Microsoft Azure Active Directory is becoming Microsoft Entra ID

When Microsoft introduced Microsoft Entra in May of 2022, it included three products: Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD), Microsoft Entra Permissions Management, and Microsoft Entra Verified ID. Later Microsoft expanded the Microsoft Entra family with Microsoft Entra ID Governance and Microsoft Entra Workload ID. Today, Microsoft Entra protects any identity and secures access to any resource—on-premises, across clouds, and anywhere in between—with a product family that unifies multicloud identity and network access solutions.

Azure Migrate

Struggling to develop a comprehensive business case for your potential cloud migration? Look no further, as Azure Migrate now offers a powerful feature to assist you in building compelling business cases for your workload migration.

Microsoft 365 Backup & Microsoft 365 Archive

Two new Microsoft Syntex Innovations were announced: Microsoft 365 Backup and Microsoft 365 Archive.

Microsoft 365 backup overcomes the issue with the rise in ransomware encryption attacks and security breaches. This allows for your organisations to prioritse cyber security within your organisation to avoid losing data and protect sensitive information.

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