Microsoft this week announced that Microsoft Copilot, its AI-powered web chat service, is now available. Previously known as Bing Chat and Bing Chat Enterprise, Copilot has been in preview since February 2023 and has been used to generate billions of prompts and responses, helping people be more creative and productive in their lives.
Microsoft Copilot is an AI-powered web chat service that helps people be more creative and productive. It can be used to generate text, translate languages, write different kinds of creative content, and answer your questions in an informative way. Copilot is still under development, but it has learned to perform many kinds of tasks, including:
- Summarizing PDFs and articles
- Generating images with DALL-E 3
- Learning new skills
- Getting answers to complex questions
With general availability, Microsoft Copilot offers several new benefits for organizations:
- Access to AI models such as GPT-4 and up-to-date information with cited sources.
- Commercial data protection at no additional cost for eligible users who sign in with a work or school account.
- The ability to use Copilot with confidence, knowing that it is backed by Microsoft’s Universal Commercial License Terms for Online Services and Customer Copyright Commitment.
- A simplified user experience at copilot.microsoft.com.
Microsoft Copilot is eligible for organizations with the following Microsoft 365 licenses:
- Microsoft 365 E3
- Microsoft 365 E5
- Microsoft 365 A3
- Microsoft 365 A5 (faculty only)
- Microsoft 365 F3
- Business Standard
- Business Premium
Microsoft has announced plans to extend availability of Copilot with commercial data protection to all Entra ID users (excluding sovereign government cloud and student users) in the future.
To get started with Microsoft Copilot, organizations can do the following:
- Admins should ensure that Copilot is enabled for their company and check documentation at aka.ms/Copilot/Docs for additional resources.
- Admins who want to extend availability to more users can assign a Copilot service plan.
- Direct users to copilot.microsoft.com to try Copilot for themselves.
Microsoft's Vision for Copilot
Microsoft has a a clear vision for its AI-powered web chat service, Copilot. The company wants to make Copilot available to everyone, regardless of their technical expertise or experience with AI. To achieve this goal, Microsoft is making Copilot more accessible and easier to use.
Expanding Access to Copilot
One of the ways Microsoft is expanding access to Copilot is by making it available through Bing.com. This means that users can access Copilot without having to download a separate app. Additionally, Microsoft is making Copilot available in more languages and markets.
Making Copilot More User-Friendly
Microsoft is also making Copilot more user-friendly by simplifying the user experience. The company has redesigned the Copilot interface to make it easier to use. Additionally, Microsoft is developing new features that make Copilot more helpful and productive.
Supporting OpenAI GPTs
Microsoft is also supporting OpenAI GPTs, a new technology that allows users to create a tailored version of Copilot for specific tasks. This means that users can customize Copilot to meet their individual needs.
Protecting User Data
Microsoft is committed to protecting user data. The company has implemented several security measures to ensure that user data is safe and confidential. Additionally, Microsoft is working with other companies to develop industry-wide standards for protecting user data.
The Future of Copilot
Microsoft is committed to making Copilot the premier AI-powered web chat service. The company is investing in the development of Copilot and is committed to making it available to everyone.
Copilot with Commercial Data Protection Becoming Generally Available
Copilot with commercial data protection is now generally available. This means that organizations can now use Copilot with the assurance that their data is protected.
Microsoft Edge for Business Protects Sensitive Content Accessed with Copilot
Microsoft Edge for Business is a secure enterprise browser that protects sensitive content accessed with Copilot. This means that organizations can use Copilot without compromising their data security.
Plugins for Microsoft Copilot Are in Preview
Plugins for Microsoft Copilot are in preview. This means that developers can now create plugins for Copilot that add new functionality and features.
Microsoft is committed to AI innovation. The company is investing in the development of AI and is committed to making AI available to everyone.