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What is Bing Chat for Enterprise? Plus Visual Search and Copilot news

Microsoft is known for revealing new products and services at their annual events and this year was no exception with the unveiling of Bing Chat Enterprise at Inspire this July.  

Bing Chat Enterprise is essentially AI powered chat for your workplace. It has started rolling out in preview and is included at no additional cost in Microsoft 365 E3, E5, Business Standard, and Business Premium. In the future it’ll be available as a standalone offering for $5 per user, per month.

You can access Bing Chat Enterprise using your work account wherever Bing Chat is supported— and the Microsoft Edge sidebar. Down the line Bing Chat Enterprise will also be accessible from Windows Copilot (more on this below).

Unlocking the Power of Enterprise Data with Bing Chat Enterprise 

Nexus Security Specialist Julian Dean reflects “In today’s fast-paced business landscape, companies are eager to harness the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) within their work environments. However, achieving this goal requires careful consideration to ensure that any data input into AI tools like this remains secure and doesn’t compromise business security.”

Enter Bing Chat Enterprise, the game-changing solution that seamlessly blends Generative AI chatbot functionality with web data from Bing search, while safeguarding sensitive business information. 

Bing Chat uses the GPT-4 model of OpenAI, which generates human-like responses. The chatbot also supports other languages apart from English. 

“Unlike other AI chat tools, with Bing Chat Enterprise you can be confident that the chat data is not saved, Microsoft has no eyes-on access to it, and it is not used to train the models.” Julian continues.

“One of the other key advantages of Bing Chat Enterprise is its robust commercial data protection. With this feature, sensitive business data remains secure within the organisation, alleviating concerns about unauthorised access or leaks. Each response is meticulously cited, enabling users to validate both internal and external sources, building trust and credibility in the process.” adds Julian.

However, it’s essential to note that while chatbot responses are fortified with commercial-grade security, they may still include factual errors. To minimise inaccuracies, users play a crucial role by crafting precise and well-structured prompts. The quality of the prompt directly influences the quality of the response, emphasising the importance of prompt engineering. 

Microsoft further enhance the user experience by offering “prompt engineering” tips, similar to Adobe’s approach with Adobe Firefly. These expert insights will empower users to optimise their interactions with Bing Chat Enterprise and extract the most valuable outcomes. 

With the confidence of commercial-grade security, the possibilities for enterprise AI become endless. From seeking assistance in writing code to creating product sheets and conducting SWOT analyses, Bing Chat Enterprise streamlines operations and boosts productivity. 

 Microsoft has already demonstrated some impressive examples, yet we are just scratching the surface of the vast potential that lies ahead. 

As AI models continue to evolve and users become more adept at using prompts for desired outcomes, the impact on working styles and productivity will be profound. Bing Chat Enterprise is poised to revolutionise the way businesses operate, ushering in a new era of efficiency and innovation.

Visual Search also announced 

Alongside Bing Chat’s advancements, Microsoft also introduced Visual Search capabilities at this month’s Inspire event. This innovative feature empowers users to search with images, taking web searches to a whole new level. 

Powered by the cutting-edge GPT-4 model from OpenAI, Visual Search in Bing Chat allows users to upload images and initiate web searches for relevant content. What’s truly remarkable is Bing’s ability to grasp the context of an image, interpret its content, and provide insightful responses to related queries. 

Whether you’re looking for product details, travel destinations, or identifying landmarks, Visual Search in Bing Chat can help. The ability to search with images brings a whole new dimension to the search experience, making it both efficient and enjoyable. 

Copilot news  

Microsoft continues its commitment to improving user productivity with its cutting-edge subscription service – Microsoft 365 Copilot. This innovative offering infuses the power of AI into existing products like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams, enhancing the overall work experience. 

Microsoft announced at Inspire that the much-anticipated Microsoft 365 Copilot will be priced at $30 per user per month when it becomes available. This subscription service, introduced earlier this year, is designed to be the ultimate work copilot, providing unparalleled support and efficiency to users. 

At its core, Microsoft 365 Copilot harnesses the brilliance of LLMs (Large Language Models) along with data from the Microsoft Graph and the Microsoft 365 suite of apps. The result is a personalised and intuitive assistant that empowers users to generate insights and tackle tasks with ease. 

Imagine having a reliable copilot by your side, anticipating your needs, and offering tailored assistance to optimise your workflow. That’s precisely what Microsoft 365 Copilot brings to the table. With its seamless integration across various Microsoft products, users can navigate their projects more efficiently than ever before. 

From drafting compelling documents in Word to crunching numbers in Excel, crafting impactful presentations in PowerPoint, and collaborating seamlessly in Teams, Microsoft 365 Copilot is there to elevate your productivity game. 

Microsoft’s dedication to creating an inclusive and user-friendly experience shines through with this service. By leveraging AI technology and real-time data, Copilot ensures that users receive the support they need, precisely when they need it.

600 organisations worldwide (of which approx. 100 companies in the UK) will be trialling Copilot with their Microsoft 365 Copilot Early Access Program. There is no solid timing for when Microsoft 365 Copilot will be generally available, but what we do know is that Microsoft 365 Copilot will be available as an add-on license. 

Not all individuals in your organisation will necessarily need a Copilot license, so in readiness for this release, we would recommend that you start mapping out what type of users might benefit from it to understand the number of licenses you might need. The easiest way to review this is to consider the processes you have within your organisation and look at what role’s are responsible for those processes.

Nexus, an established IT support provider since 1998, has been collaborating closely with Microsoft since 1999. Our long-standing partnership with Microsoft has enabled us to deliver leading products and services to our valued clients. 

If you have any questions or require assistance with your Microsoft products or services, our dedicated team is here to help.

Contact us at 01392 205095 or drop us an email at [email protected], and we’ll be delighted to provide the support you need.