What You Need to Know About Microsoft 365 Copilot?
Microsoft 365 Copilot is a new AI-powered productivity tool from Microsoft that can help you and your team work smarter and faster.
It combines the power of large language models (LLMs) with your data in the Microsoft Graph, the Microsoft 365 apps, and the web to turn your words into one of the most powerful productivity tools. And it does so within Microsoft’s existing commitments to data security and privacy in the enterprise.
Microsoft has announced the general availability of 365 Copilot for all businesses. We have been eagerly anticipating this announcement and are looking forward to helping our clients unlock the opportunities now available.
What is Microsoft 365 Copilot, and how does it work?
Microsoft 365 Copilot is an AI assistant that provides real-time intelligent assistance, enabling you to enhance your creativity, productivity, and skills. You can use Copilot in apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and more to create, edit, understand, and communicate faster and better.
For example, you can use Copilot to:
- Generate high-quality content, such as emails, reports, presentations, blogs, and more, with just a few words or sentences as input.
- Edit and improve your existing content, such as spelling, grammar, style, tone, clarity, and coherence, with suggestions and feedback from Copilot.
- Understand complex or unfamiliar concepts, such as technical terms, acronyms, jargon, and more, with explanations and definitions from Copilot.
- Communicate effectively with different audiences, such as customers, colleagues, partners, and more, with tailored and personalized messages from Copilot.
- Learn new skills and best practices, such as writing, design, data analysis, and more, with tips and tutorials from Copilot.
Microsoft 365 Copilot uses large language models (LLMs), trained on billions of words from the web and other sources, to generate natural and fluent text. Copilot also uses your data in the Microsoft Graph, the Microsoft 365 apps, and the web to provide relevant and contextual information and suggestions. For example, Copilot can use your calendar, contacts, emails, documents, and more to help you write personalized and professional emails. Copilot can also utilize the web to find facts, figures, quotes, and more to enrich your content.
Is Microsoft 365 Copilot Safe?
Microsoft 365 Copilot is designed to work with you, not for you. Copilot does not replace your creativity or judgment but rather enhances them. You are always in control of what Copilot does and does not do. You can accept, reject, or modify any suggestion or output from Copilot. You can also give feedback to Copilot to improve its performance and accuracy.
Microsoft 365 Copilot is also built with data security and privacy in mind. Copilot follows Microsoft’s existing commitments to data security and privacy in the enterprise, such as the Microsoft Trust Center, the Microsoft Privacy Statement, and the Microsoft Online Services Terms. Copilot does not store or share your data or content without your consent. Copilot also complies with various regulations and standards, such as GDPR, HIPAA, ISO, and more.
How can you get Microsoft 365 Copilot?
Copilot for Microsoft 365 is now available for small businesses with Microsoft 365 Business Premium and Business Standard. Customers can purchase between one and 300 seats for CAD 480/year.
However, Microsoft has also introduced Copilot Pro, a new premium subscription for individuals that provides a higher tier of service for AI capabilities, brings Copilot AI capabilities to Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscribers, and new capabilities, such as the ability to create Copilot GPTs. Copilot Pro is priced at CAD 27 per individual per month.
For further details, check out Microsoft Blog, Expanding Copilot for Microsoft 365 to businesses of all sizes.
Are you ready for AI?
If you are interested in Copilot and AI adoption in your business, We have a free AI readiness assessment that will help you evaluate your current situation and identify the best opportunities for AI implementation. This assessment will take only a few minutes of your time and will provide you with a personalized report and recommendations.