Microsoft has opened the doors for businesses of all sizes to utilize its AI-powered Office features. Copilot for Microsoft 365, which was initially launched in November with a minimum requirement of 300 users, is now available to enterprises without any seat restrictions. Businesses, both large and small, can now access Copilot for a monthly fee of $30 per user.
Divya Kumar, global head of marketing for search and AI at Microsoft, acknowledged the demand from small and medium-sized businesses and announced the removal of the 300-seat minimum requirement. Additionally, Microsoft is expanding access to Copilot by including it in Office apps for Office 365 E3 and E5 customers, as well as Microsoft 365 Business Standard or Business Premium subscribers.
Copilot for Microsoft 365, powered by GPT-4 from OpenAI, is positioned as an AI-powered assistant within Office apps. It appears as a chatbot in a sidebar, offering assistance in document creation, editing, and other tasks. Users can generate text in documents, create PowerPoint presentations based on Word documents, and even receive help with features like PivotTables in Excel. Copilot is also available in Teams, enabling users to summarize meetings and draft email responses with different tones and lengths in Outlook.
Microsoft’s Copilot Pro, a premium version of the AI assistant, is also being introduced for consumers at a cost of $20 per month. This option offers enhanced AI-powered features within Office apps and beyond. The Copilot for Microsoft 365 subscription, priced at $30 per user, per month, provides businesses with additional features tailored to their needs.
With the availability of Copilot for Microsoft 365 to all businesses, Microsoft aims to revolutionize the way documents are created and edited, empowering users with AI-driven assistance and streamlining productivity.