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What your business needs to know about Copilot for Microsoft 365

Microsoft has announced that Copilot, their AI digital assistant, will now be accessible to more enterprise and business customers of 365. This was done by Microsoft removing the minimum requirement of 300 enterprise licences.

What is Copilot for Microsoft 365?

Copilot for Microsoft 365 is a paid-addon which integrates the AI assistant into the 365 ecosystem of apps. Applications within 365 benefits from integrating with Copilot in their own intelligent way. For example, Copilot enhances Microsoft Word by enabling users to create initial drafts, revise documents, and produce summaries. Microsoft Excel also benefits from Copilot by helping you better understand the information in your spreadsheet as well as helping you explore & visualise your data. 

List of apps Microsoft 365 app that have Copilot integration:

  • Microsoft Teams
  • Microsoft Word
  • Mictosoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft OneNote
  • Microsoft Loop
  • Microsoft Whiteboard
Copilot for Microsoft Excel

How can Microsoft Copilot help your business?

Microsoft Copilot has been seamlessly incorporated into a wide range of Microsoft services, such as 365, Bing, GitHub, and Teams. Microsoft also announced integration of Copilot into Windows 11.

Microsoft’s goal is to seamlessly integrate Copilot into your daily workflow, enhancing productivity and unlocking new possibilities within the workplace.

According to Microsoft’s own initial research into MS Copilot

  • 70% of Copilot users said they were more productive, and 68% said it improved the quality of their work.
  • 85% of users said Copilot reduced the effort needed to complete a series of tasks.
  • 64% of users said Copilot helps them spend less time processing email.
  • 85% of users said Copilot helps them get to a good first draft faster.
  • 75% of users said Copilot “saves me time by finding whatever I need in my files.”

What’s the difference between ChatGPT & Microsoft Copilot?

In short, ChatGPT is an AI chatbot that uses natural language processing to provide outputs in a humanlike way. ChatGPT is trained using large language models which include data from the internet, books, and new articles. ChatGPT was created by OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research organisation.

Microsoft Copilot is an AI digital assistant which leverages ChatGPT with your data via the power of Microsoft Graph to create an AI assistant that understands and works alongside you through the Microsoft ecosystem. Copilot aims to provide personalized assistance to users for a range of tasks and activities to unleash their creativity and productivity while levelling up your skill. Microsoft has invested in OpenAI.

What does this mean for Microsoft 365 customers? 

Copilot for Microsoft 365 can now be purchased as an addon for enterprise customers with E3 or E5 licences and to business customers with Business Standard or Business Premium Microsoft 365 licences. 

Learn more about Microsoft 365 for Copilot addon  

Get in touch with Cloud Central to learn more about Copilot and how we can help integrate the digital assistant into your business’s everyday workflow. You can also learn about Copilot on here.