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‘Microsoft Copilot is a gimmick’, says top CIO

Microsoft Copilot, the AI-powered chatbot embedded into Office 365 and other Microsoft products, is not yet ready for enterprise use, according to a top CIO. The CIO, who wished to remain anonymous, was talking to Computing recently about their organisation’s trial of Microsoft Copilot. “We’ve started trialling CoPilot and I’m really not impressed,” the CIO began. “It’s a gimmick, it’s not ready,” they added.

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Microsoft partners with Mistral in second AI deal beyond OpenAI

Microsoft has announced a new multiyear partnership with Mistral, a French AI startup that’s valued at €2 billion (about $2.1 billion). The Financial Times reports that the partnership will include Microsoft taking a minor stake in the 10-month-old AI company, just a little over a year after Microsoft invested more than $10 billion into its OpenAI partnership.

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Microsoft fixes problem that let Edge replicate Chrome tabs without permission

Microsoft has fixed a problem that resulted in tabs from Google Chrome being imported to Microsoft Edge without user consent, as spotted by The Verge. Microsoft has kept mum on the situation, making the issued update the first time Microsoft has identified this as a problem, rather than typical behavior for the world’s third-most-popular browser.

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Xbox: Microsoft is planning future ‘where every screen is an Xbox’, report says

Microsoft is planning a future “where every screen is an Xbox”, according to a leaked memo. The company has announced a series of unexpected changes that will bring games that were previously exclusive to Xbox onto rival consoles. But that appears to be just one part of a broader plan to bring Xbox “everywhere” – pushing it across PCs, TVs using cloud gaming and other consoles such as the Nintendo Switch.

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