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Introducing Microsoft 365 Copilot – Licensing Guide

Introducing Microsoft 365 Copilot Licensing Guide

Introducing Microsoft 365 Copilot, a revolutionary collaboration tool that is now breaking down barriers through Cloud Solution Provider (CSP). As of January 15, 2024, Copilot for Microsoft 365 is making its powerful features accessible to organizations of all sizes.

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This exciting update not only brings enhanced collaboration capabilities but also removes the minimum seat purchase requirement, offering users greater flexibility. Notably, customers with Microsoft / Office 365 E3 and E5 Business Standard and Premium subscriptions can seamlessly integrate Microsoft 365 Copilot into their workflow, unlocking new dimensions of teamwork and productivity. Note:
  • For the moment, Microsoft Copilot for Mirosoft 365 is only available through annual commitment
  • It is advisable to license a whole department or group rather than an individual to optimize your investment
Join us as we delve into the details of these transformative changes and explore the positive impact they bring to businesses in the digital era.

What is Microsoft 365 Copilot?

Microsoft 365 Copilot is a next-generation AI tool designed to enhance productivity and creativity in the workplace. It leverages the power of large language models (LLMs) and integrates with the Microsoft Graph and various Microsoft 365 applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams. This integration allows Copilot to turn your words into a powerful productivity tool by working alongside you within these familiar applications.

How does Microsoft Copilot help users?

By introducing Microsoft 365 Copilot, users will enjoy an innovative experience called Business Chat, which extends its capabilities across LLM, Microsoft 365 apps, and your data (calendar, emails, chats, documents, meetings, and contacts). This feature enables you to perform tasks that were not possible before. For instance, you can provide natural language prompts like “Tell my team how we updated the product strategy,” and Copilot will generate a status update based on the information gathered from morning meetings, emails, and chat threads. The key aspect of Microsoft 365 Copilot is that it puts you in control. You have the authority to decide what information to keep, modify, or discard. This AI tool empowers users to be more creative in Word, more analytical in Excel, more expressive in PowerPoint, more productive in Outlook, and more collaborative in Teams. By combining the capabilities of large language models with your data, Microsoft 365 Copilot aims to unleash creativity, unlock productivity, and elevate skills in the everyday tasks carried out within the Microsoft 365 suite.
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Microsoft 365 Copilot Price and Availability


In November 2023, Microsoft discreetly introduced Copilot for Microsoft 365 to a select group of enterprise clients, prioritizing a polished user experience that meets the rigorous standards of the business world.

For enterprises,  is required a having a Microsoft 365 E3 or E5 license.

This exclusive rollout signified a strategic move by Microsoft, akin to a soft launch. It’s essential to note that Microsoft may impose restrictions on service usage due to the substantial resources AI services like Copilot for Microsoft 365 consume.

On January 15th, 2024, Microsoft announced that Copilot for Microsoft 365 is now available for transactions through Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partners. To provide customers of all sizes access to Copilot, we also announced that the minimum seat purchase requirement has been removed, and customers with Office 365 E3 and E5 can now purchase Copilot for Microsoft 365.

For those considering Copilot under Microsoft 365 Business Standard, there’s a caveat. The full functionality of Copilot for Microsoft 365 requires access to SharePoint data governed by Azure Information Protection plans. While Business Standard users can access limited functionality with direct content from OneDrive and Outlook, unlocking Copilot’s full potential necessitates an upgrade to Microsoft Business Premium.

The minimum seat purchase requirement for Copilot for Microsoft 365 has been eliminated, but customers must possess a product license of one of the prerequisite base SKUs for each seat purchased.


AI Readiness: A Strategic Approach to Preparing Your Business and Activating Copilot

If your organization is striving to integrate Copilot for Microsoft 365, it is advisable to focus on the following aspects to ensure readiness for AI adoption:

  1. Gain a clear understanding of licensing requirements with the guidance of a Microsoft CSP.
  2. Allocate resources for comprehensive training sessions to empower your team with the knowledge of utilizing Copilot effectively, thereby enhancing overall productivity.
  3. Review and update your data governance policies to ensure they align with the latest standards and regulations.

The AI Era with Copilot is Here!

Microsoft 365 Copilot is changing the game in collaboration tools by simplifying work life for everyone, making collaboration smarter and more accessible. Embrace it, and step into a future where AI enhances your everyday tasks.

Feel free to contact us for additional assistance regarding licensing requirements, adoption, governance, and the installation of Microsoft 365 Copilot.

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