Microsoft Copilot

Introducing Microsoft Copilot

Copilot for Microsoft 365 represents an exciting advancement in the collaboration between artificial intelligence and human employees, reshaping how we work for improved productivity. It aims to tackle the challenges brought about by the fast-paced nature of work that can sometimes overwhelm us. Recent statistics reveal that 64% of professionals face time and energy constraints in their jobs, and 70% are open to using AI to help ease their workload. Business leaders are increasingly recognizing AI’s ability to enhance productivity rather than solely focusing on workforce reduction.

Copilot overview

Illustrative scenarios of Copilot for Microsoft 365 in action encompass tasks such as summarizing lengthy email threads within Outlook, transforming text-heavy slides into concise bullet points for enhanced clarity in PowerPoint, Excel reporting and even rewriting paragraphs in different tones or styles within Word. The overarching aim of Copilot for Microsoft 365 is to reshape your work methods, turning routine tasks into opportunities for personal and organizational growth, as well as innovation. Watch the video to learn more.

Microsoft Copilot was released in November 2023 for general use and licensing has just become available with various vendors in Australia.

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Unlike ChatGPT, Copilot is not a one-click solution. To utilize it, your organization should assess your data repository, licnesing requirments, enable the necessary services (if not already enabled), and ensure that Microsoft 365 Apps, such as Outlook and Teams, are updated to their latest versions. We are currently in the process of training and preparing to showcase the amazing capabilities of this application.

What you need to know in Advance

Licensing requirements

Copilot for Microsoft 365 is a per-user add-on. A user must have one of the following Microsoft 365 licenses assigned to their user account before they assign a Copilot license.

  • Microsoft 365 E5
  • Microsoft 365 E3
  • Office 365 E3
  • Office 365 E5
  • Microsoft 365 A5 for faculty
  • Microsoft 365 A3 for faculty
  • Office 365 A5 for faculty
  • Office 365 A3 for faculty
  • Microsoft 365 Business Standard
  • Microsoft 365 Business Premium

Users with Business Basic, Exchange Online, Apps for Business or any remaining Enterprise subscriptions not listed above can not deploy Copilit.