Microsoft 365 Copilot Release Date

Copilot is the new AI assistant that's set to revolutionise the workplace. Find out the Microsoft 365 Copilot release date here.
09.02.24 Charles Griffiths

Microsoft Copilot is the new AI assistant that enhances productivity for 365 users.

With a robust feature set, including Large Language Model (LLM) integration and the ability to access all 365 data a user has permission to view, Copilot is designed to allow teams to focus on the 20% most productive, creative work. It does this by helping with the 80% that’s repetitive or complex busywork.

Copilot’s release date was November 1st 2023, so it’s available now for business and personal users.

How Copilot Works

Copilot is an AI-powered assistant, using LLMs (Chat GPT) together with a 365 user’s Microsoft Graph (all the files, emails and other data connected to their account), the web and other services to provide relevant assistance. It leverages the vast amount of data available to it to understand and anticipate user needs, streamlining tasks and enhancing productivity.

Integrated seamlessly into 365 applications, Copilot allows users to interact with it directly within the familiar interfaces of Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and other apps. Users also communicate with Copilot using natural language, the same way they communicate with Chat GPT and other LLMs.

Copilot not only understands the content within your documents but also grasps the context surrounding your work. This enables it to provide highly relevant suggestions, automate repetitive tasks, and even generate content, saving you time and allowing you to focus on the creative and critical aspects of your work.

Whether you’re drafting an email in Outlook, creating a presentation in PowerPoint, or organising data in Excel, Copilot is ready to offer assistance.

Pricing

Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365 is currently priced as an annual commitment at £24.70 per user per month. This requires a product licence for Microsoft 365 Business Standard, Business Premium, E3, E5 or Office 365 E3 or E5.

For 365 Personal or Family users, Copilot is currently free. Copilot Pro, aimed at power users and including additional performance and creativity capabilities, costs £19 per user per month.

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