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Copilot for Microsoft 365 comes to SMBs

Copilot for Microsoft 365 comes to SMBs

Microsoft is expanding access to its virtual assistant Copilot a bit further, with a version aimed at small businesses.

In November, Microsoft made Copilot for Microsoft 365 available to enterprises. A company must purchase a license for at least 300 seats to use that version. Now Copilot for Microsoft 365 is available to companies with Microsoft 365 Business Premium and Business Standard subscriptions, and these minimum requirements have been eliminated. Based on a fee per person per month, companies with 1 to 299 seats can now use the assistant in the Office apps. A company pays €337.20 per year for a user.

Incidentally, smaller companies could use Copilot differently recently. Microsoft previously made the AI assistant free in the search engine Bing. However, with Copilot for Microsoft 365, access is expanded: users can now invoke the assistant’s help in the traditional productivity apps Word, Excel and Outlook. In this way, they get faster help with writing texts and code and looking up information, for example.

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New features

At the same time, Microsoft announced several new features for Copilot. One of them, Copilot CPTs, allows users to customize Copilot’s behaviour. This can be useful, for example, for topics that a user spends a lot of time on. Initially, Microsoft listed fitness, travel, and cooking as possible topics for customizing the chatbot. There will also be an option to create your own Copilot GPTs, using the Copilot GPT Builder.

In addition, Copilot is coming to the Microsoft 365 mobile app, for both Android and iOS. Starting in February, it will be possible to use the assistant in the mobile app.

Tip: Will Microsoft be forced to curtail its Copilot plans?