As announced by Microsoft on January 15th, 2024, Copilot for Microsoft 365 is now available to businesses of all sizes with no minimum number of licenses required. Businesses can now easily acquire licenses for Copilot for Microsoft 365 through the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program that includes trusted partners like ProServeIT. This means there is now unrestricted access to the powerful features of Copilot for Microsoft 365, empowering organizations to enhance their productivity and efficiency. Before the new announcement, Copilot for Microsoft 365 was available only to enterprise customers with an Enterprise Agreement for Microsoft licenses and who were willing to purchase 300 or more licenses.
"We are thrilled to announce that businesses now have the opportunity to purchase licenses for Copilot for Microsoft 365. With its powerful artificial intelligence features, Copilot can truly revolutionize any organization," stated Eric Sugar, President of ProServeIT.
In this blog post, we will delve into the recent announcements made by Microsoft regarding Copilot for Microsoft 365. Additionally, we will provide a comprehensive guide on how to acquire a license for Copilot for Microsoft 365. ProServeIT is committed to keeping you updated with the latest Copilot announcements, so stay tuned for more exciting news!
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What Are the New Updates on Copilot for Microsoft 365?
Designed to be an AI-driven digital assistant in daily workflow, Copilot for Microsoft 365 simplifies tasks by offering intelligent suggestions and valuable insights, and it automates repetitive processes. With Copilot, users can automatically generate content such as proposals or presentations by using relevant information available throughout a business’s Microsoft environment, including tools such as Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams.
Here are the main updates from the Microsoft announcement on January 15th, 2024, including:
☑️ Channels: Previously, Copilot for Microsoft 365 was only available to customers in the early access program. However, now Commercial customers can purchase Copilot for Microsoft 365 through the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider partner network that includes us, ProServeIT. Customers can purchase it for $30 USD per person per month ($40.70 CAD per person per month) with an annual commitment.
☑️ Pre-requisites: Copilot for Microsoft 365 is an add-on plan with the following licensing prerequisites:
• Microsoft 365 Business Premium, or
• Microsoft 365 Business Standard, or
• Office 365 E3, or
• Office 365 E5, or
• Microsoft 365 E5, or
• Microsoft 365 E3
☑️ Order Size: The 300-seat purchase minimum is being removed for commercial plans, and Copilot for Microsoft 365 is now available to everyone with a Microsoft 365 Business Premium and Business Standard subscription. ProServeIT recommends starting with 5 to 10 licenses as a trial and learning experience. Once the initial users are comfortable, they can serve as a knowledge base for further rollouts.
Introducing new features in Copilot:
As Copilot expands its availability to even more people, it will offer a great experience for anyone interested in exploring how it can transform productivity and creativity using artificial intelligence (AI). Discover these exciting updates to Copilot:
Accessing Copilot for Microsoft 365 is now possible right from your mobile device.
✅ Copilot GPTs – Microsoft introduced Copilot GPTs, which allow customization of Microsoft Copilot's behaviour on specific topics. A few Copilot GPTs will be rolled out starting today, covering fitness, travel, and cooking areas.
✅ Copilot mobile app – The Copilot mobile app is now available for Android and iOS. It allows users to access Copilot on the go, with queries and chats syncing across phones and PCs. The app includes GPT-4 and Dall-E 3 for image creation, and users can use images from their phones when chatting with Copilot. You can download the app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
✅ Copilot in the Microsoft 365 mobile app –Copilot is now available on the Microsoft 365 mobile app for Android and iOS. This feature allows users with a Microsoft account to create content and export it to Word or in a PDF format easily. The app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store to easily create content.
How to Purchase Copilot for Microsoft 365? Step-by-step
Copilot for Microsoft 365 offers user assistance and tools for managing your technology environment effectively. To acquire a Copilot for Microsoft 365 license, businesses can simply contact their trusted Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider partner, such as ProServeIT. Let's look at the steps to purchase Copilot for Microsoft 365.
Determine licensing prerequisites
Ensure your business has one of the following licenses before purchasing Copilot for Microsoft 365: Microsoft 365 Business Premium, Microsoft 365 Business Standard, Office 365 E3, or Office 365 E5. Each Copilot user will require one of these prerequisite licenses.
📱Contact a trusted Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) partner
The Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program enables businesses to purchase and manage licenses for a range of Microsoft products and services, including Copilot for Microsoft 365. As a trusted CSP partner, ProServeIT can provide personalized support and consultation services to ensure that your business gets the most out of its Copilot for Microsoft 365 license.
Contact ProServeIT to learn more about purchasing Copilot for Microsoft 365 and how it can benefit your organization.
💳 Purchase the licenses
Once you have determined that your business has the necessary prerequisite licenses and have contacted a trusted CSP partner, you can purchase your Copilot for Microsoft 365 licenses. The cost is $30 USD per person per month ($40.70 CAD per person per month) with an annual commitment.
Copilot for Microsoft 365 is constantly evolving and adding new features to help businesses streamline their workflows and increase productivity. Contact a trusted CSP partner today to learn more about how you can acquire this valuable tool for your business!
What Does This Expanded Availability Mean for Small and Medium Businesses?
Introducing Copilot for Microsoft 365 through the Cloud Solution Provider program is a game-changer for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). It offers them an affordable entry into the world of AI-driven technology, unlocking a whole new level of productivity and collaboration. With this expansion, SMBs can seamlessly integrate Copilot into their existing subscriptions, gaining access to advanced tools without needing hefty upfront investments. For just $30 USD/$40.70 CAD per user per month, organizations can enhance efficiency and foster innovation by leveraging either Microsoft 365 Business Standard or Microsoft 365 Business Premium.
Moreover, the expanded availability of Copilot for Microsoft 365 to all commercial customers ensures that small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) can utilize a robust digital assistant tailored to help them stay organized, automate tasks, and enhance efficiency. Copilot empowers SMBs to focus on business growth instead of administrative duties by providing intelligent suggestions and automating repetitive processes. Importantly, eliminating the 300-seat purchase minimum allows businesses of all sizes to benefit from Copilot's capabilities, demonstrating a flexible and inclusive approach to meeting diverse needs.
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What's Next: Start AI Journey with ProServeIT
ProServeIT was one of 10 global Microsoft partners selected for the Copilot Pilot Program, a testament to the company’s dedication to innovation and excellence. The company’s unique approach is based on a commitment to providing customers with a prescriptive and seamless digital transformation journey.
"ProServeIT’s mission is to help our customers unlock their digital future. We look forward to helping businesses in the United States and Canada unlock their digital future with Copilot for Microsoft 365,” adds Eric Sugar.
In addition to offering Copilot licenses for Microsoft 365, ProserveIT provides a comprehensive range of services tailored to your needs. These services include an AI readiness assessment, creating an AI roadmap with Microsoft Copilots, and delivering comprehensive user training. Our goal is to provide you with the expertise and support you need to succeed in harnessing the power of AI.
Contact ProServeIT today to transform your daily tasks into efficient automated processes. Take your business to the next level with Copilot's intelligent suggestions and valuable insights. Experience seamless integration of Copilot with Microsoft tools like Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and Outlook. Upgrade your productivity game with Copilot for Microsoft 365 from ProServeIT!
Microsoft recently introduced a host of updates and features on Copilot for Microsoft 365, revolutionizing productivity and streamlining workflows for businesses. Expanded availability through the Cloud Solution Provider program is especially advantageous for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), offering an affordable entry into the realm of AI-driven technology. Copilot empowers users to automate tasks, generate content, and gain valuable insights using artificial intelligence. The simplified licensing prerequisites and removal of the 300-seat purchase minimum make acquiring Copilot licenses more accessible for businesses of all sizes.
To harness the power of AI, transform daily tasks into efficient automated processes, and unlock your digital future, contact ProServeIT, a trusted Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider partner. Elevate your Copilot readiness and embark on a journey with an AI roadmap to achieve success in the digital landscape.