On this episode of "A Shot of Business Central and A Beer," hosts Ken and Michael are bringing you the hottest updates from the Business Central world, an exclusive interview with Mark Hamblin about the Insight Works Quality Inspector app, and a deep dive into the latest Artificial Intelligence (AI) news. Tune in for a tech-infused, beer-fueled discussion that's not to be missed! Cheers to business, tech, and a good time!
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A Shot of Business Central and A Beer Podcast Show Notes
Beer we're drinking
Style: Blond Ale. Notes of pineapple, coconut, mango, peach, and guava with maltiness.
Ingredients: 2-row malt, carapils, pineapple, coconut, mango, peach, and guava puree.
Score: 84 (good)
Avg. Rating: 3.72 out of 5
Latest Business Central News
Partners need to act with GDAP to secure the partner ecosystem.
If your customer’s granted you Delegated Admin Privileges (DAP) you’ll need to replace them with Granular Delegated Admin Privileges. What’s the difference? DAP gives you access to all of your customer’s Microsoft products. GDAP only gives you access to certain products approved by the customer.
If you don’t act and change the privileges Microsoft will assign a GDAP and create the Admin Agents and Helpdesk Agents security groups to your customers.
Price change for customers renewing month-to-month subscriptions in CSP
Business Central Customers who were on the monthly term in the NCE have been paying annual pricing and we’ve noticed that this has begun to change. Prices are increasing back to the original price of being 20% more than annual or triennial terms.
Business Central Office Hours
Performance Troubleshooting Tools on September 5, 2023.
AI Snack Time
Latest Microsoft AI News
Microsoft announces new AI-powered shopping tools to Bing and Edge. Read the full article here.
These tools include an AI chatbot that assists users in finding products and deals while shopping online. The chatbot is accessible through the Edge browser's sidebar. Additionally, Bing will now provide personalized shopping recommendations based on user preferences and browsing history, enhancing the shopping experience for users.
Microsoft announced a $30 per month AI-powered premium version of Microsoft 365. Read the full article here.
For $30 a month, Microsoft enterprise software users get, Microsoft Copilot, a premium cost version of its 365 subscription.1 Microsoft Copilot, originally announced in March, uses large language models to parse data in Microsoft 365 applications.
Microsoft has invested $13 billion in OpenAI. Read the full article here.
Microsoft is well-positioned due to its significant investments in AI research and development. The company's AI initiatives extend across various products and services, including Azure, Office, and Bing, giving it a broad reach in the AI market. Microsoft's commitment to sustainability, ethical AI development, and its strategic partnerships further strengthen its position as a key player in the future of AI technology. Investors are encouraged to consider Microsoft as a solid long-term investment in the AI sector.
AI needs ‘human control’ to avoid being weaponized, says Microsoft’s president. Read the full article here.
In the article, Microsoft's President, Brad Smith, emphasizes the importance of maintaining human control over artificial intelligence (AI) to prevent its potential weaponization. Smith argues that AI systems must be designed with ethical principles and safeguards in place to prevent unintended harm. He highlights the need for international agreements and regulations to govern the use of AI in areas like autonomous weapons. Smith also underscores Microsoft's commitment to responsible AI development and its support for policies that ensure human oversight in AI applications, emphasizing the critical role of humans in shaping the future of AI technology.
AI Search is showing where the information is captured from.
AI Overtaking Jobs
I think I underestimated just how many jobs AI is going to effect. I thought it would affect every industry and I still do but I think it’s going to affect more roles in the industry than I thought. For example, let’s look at Firefighters. I saw a demonstration of an AI powered fire detection system in a building. A fire was lit in the building and AI detected the fire and used a high-powered pressure hose that’s part of the buildings sprinkler system to put the fire out. Sprinkler’s did not come on throughout the building, the fire was contained and extinguished in about a minute.
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