Microsoft 365 Copilot, the new AI-powered productivity assistant the company announced earlier this year, will officially launch on November 1st. Microsoft 365 business customers must pay an additional $30 per user per month to access the artificial intelligence assistant, which Microsoft is currently testing with select customers as part of an early access program.
Microsoft 365 Copilot offers generative AI capabilities in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams and more. It will also be available in Microsoft 365 Chat, a new Hero experience that Microsoft detailed today.
“Like an assistant, it has extensive knowledge of you, your work, your priorities and your organization. It can find everything you need in your files (even files you forgot existed), connect the dots between all your content and context at the speed of light, and even integrate with the apps you use for “Use to run your business,” said Jared Spataro, CVP of Modern Work & Business Applications, about the new Microsoft experience. Chat today.
Microsoft today also announced Copilot Lab, a new destination where Microsoft 365 Commercial customers with Copilot access can learn how to be more productive with the AI assistant. Because let’s be realistic: There will be a significant learning curve for companies that want to jump on the Microsoft 365 Copilot bandwagon.
Overall, Microsoft 365 Copilot will be able to do many things, including summarizing a thread in Outlook, rewriting a paragraph in Word, or analyzing data for you in Excel. This feature will be available in addition to the Copilot experience in Windows, which will be available with the 23H2 update on September 26th.
For Microsoft 365 customers who don’t want to pay for Microsoft 365 Copilot, Microsoft also offers Bing Chat Enterprise for free with Microsoft 365 E3 and E5, Business Standard, and Business Premium subscriptions. Bing Chat Enterprise offers consumers the same experience as the Bing chatbot, with the added protection of business data. Microsoft also guarantees that no queries will be stored or used to train its artificial intelligence models. Microsoft also announced today that Bing Chat Enterprise is now available in the Microsoft Edge mobile app. Bing Chat Enterprise also supports multimodal visual search and image creator.
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