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At Microsoft Ignite 2023, Microsoft introduced three new Copilot AI offerings: Copilot for Azure, Copilot for Service, and Copilot in Dynamics 365 Guides. Copilot for Azure, now in preview, is a chat-driven assistant for cloud customers, aiding in app configurations and troubleshooting. Copilot for Service, designed for customer service, integrates with CRM software to assist in sales-related queries and suggestions. Copilot in Dynamics 365 Guides, aimed at frontline workers, uses AI to summarize information and provide overlays on equipment for maintenance tasks. Additionally, Microsoft launched Copilot Studio, a platform for connecting Copilot for Microsoft 365 to third-party data, allowing businesses to customize and extend Copilot with their unique processes and data.
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Omegle shuts down after 14 years Omegle, a popular online chat service that connected strangers, has shut down after 14 years due to growing misuse and involvement in serious crimes. Founded in 2009, Omegle faced criticism for becoming a hub for questionable activities, especially during the pandemic.
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