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Copilot for Microsoft 365: Your new virtual colleague!

Microsoft Copilot, the smart AI assistant, is available from today as an add-on for all organisations with a Microsoft 365 licence. It gives subscribers access to the latest language models of OpenAI that are commercially available. How to activate Copilot can be read below:

Which licence do you need for Copilot?

Copilot for Microsoft 365 is available as additional licence add-on for:

  • Microsoft 365 Business Premium or Standard
  • Microsoft 365 E3 or E5
  • Office 365 E3 or E5
  • Microsoft 365 Education

How much do you pay for Copilot?

These Copilot licence costs €28.1 per month per user and can even be activated from as little as one user. Note: the licence is active for one year immediately, though. (€337.20 for one year, in other words)

Microsoft 365 Copilot Icon vectorPreviously, Copilot was only available to the largest organisations that had to purchase at least 300 Copilot licences on top of their Microsoft 365 Enterprise E3 or E5 licences. Such an additional monthly investment of at least $9,000 was quite an obstacle to take the plunge and smaller organisations were therefore excluded anyway.

Here, too, we have good news to report: this compulsory minimum purchase is no longer required. So even large organisations today can explore Copilot's capabilities at their own pace (and budget).

Copilot Pro vs Copilot for Microsoft 365

So when we talk about 'Copilot' in a professional context, we mean 'Copilot for Microsoft 365'. It seems a bit confusing, but there is additionally a 'Copilot' and 'Copilot Pro' licence. Two products towards consumers who want to enhance their Copilot experience when using apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Below is an interesting infographic for clarification:

Microsoft Copilot vs Copilot Pro vs Copilot for Microsoft 365

Is Microsoft Copilot available in Dutch?

No, Copilot today can only process information, prompts and documents in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese.

Dutch would be rolled out in a few months (according to rumours and current schedule), but there is nothing stopping you from getting started on it today and making the necessary preparations.

Activate Microsoft Copilot today?

Microsoft Cloud Solution ProviderAs a registered Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider + Microsoft Gold Partner VanRoey can activate these licence(s) for your organisation.

Microsoft Gold Partner | VanRoey.be

You can also count on us to inform you further about this as well as set-up and in-depth configuration execute. Consequently, there are quite a few risks and challenges as you can see in This extended session by Patrick Viaene on Copilot could discover earlier.

Copilot will undoubtedly be able to add enormous value, but you don't want e.g. sensitive issues to be included in the knowledge database.

Need help?

Do not hesitate to contact our Microsoft specialists to guide you towards implementing Microsoft Copilot:

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"We can also support you in a thoughtful and responsible implementation. Because rest assured that there are many things to consider."
What opportunities does Copilot and AI offer within Microsoft 365 environments? Are there also risks? You'll discover it all in this recording!

Written by:

Matthias Sanne
Marketing & design for VanRoey & EuroSys

Has been working as a marketer, designer, webmaster, copywriter, PowerPoint guru and numerous other things for 15 years. He gets his energy from simplifying complex matters. He tries to do the same in his Techblog PowrUsr.com where he brings handy solutions to challenging problems.

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