With the success of Copilot, Microsoft is bringing even more options for creators, power users, and anyone looking to level up their Copilot experience. Recently, Microsoft has expanded Copilot for Microsoft 365 to more commercial customers, including small-medium sized organisations and introduced a new premium subscription, Copilot Pro, to provide advanced AI capabilities.

What is Microsoft Copilot?

Microsoft Copilot is an advanced artificial intelligence (AI) tool designed to enhance productivity, creativity, and performance. With capabilities across writing, coding, designing, researching, and learning, Copilot acts as a versatile assistant across all devices including PCs, the web, and soon, mobile phones. Key features of Copilot include personalised responses, collaborative tools in Microsoft Teams, assistance with meeting preparation in Outlook, summarising meetings, analysing data in Excel, designing presentations in PowerPoint, and triaging your Outlook inbox.

Copilot Studio, a low-code tool for customisation, also allows IT teams to optimise Copilot for specific queries using unique data and workflows. For businesses wanting to transform their customer service, Copilot for service offers role-based support. This feature enhances contact centres with AI, allowing businesses resolve issues quickly through natural language interactions.

CoPilot for Microsoft Dynamics 365 caters for frontline workers and combines both AI and mixed reality for streamlined task completion. This feature uses natural language and gestures to provide hands-free interactive guidance. Plus there’s Microsoft Copilot for Azure, making IT administration simple. Microsoft Copilot for Azure gives users a unified chat experience and provides insights into workloads and optimises Azure functionality.

More recently, Microsoft have introduced Copilot Pro for anyone looking to take their CoPilot experience to the next level. Copilot Pro offers advanced unified AI capabilities across devices, priority access to the latest models including OpenAI’s GPT-4 Turbo, access to Copilot in Microsoft 365 apps such as Outlook and OneNote, along with customisable Copilot GPTs. In addition, Copilot Pro also offers enhanced AI image creation, with up to 100 boosts a day.

While Copilot Pro is an excellent choice for individuals, Copilot for Microsoft 365 is the preferred choice for organisations as it works across your entire universe of data at work. This includes, meetings, emails, chats, documents, and more. The recent availability of Copilot for Microsoft 365 to more commercial customers has enabled thousands of people across a variety of industries to work in new ways. Now, with no minimum seat required, even the smallest of organisations can get involved.

Since its general availability, Microsoft Copilot has proven to be a game-changer for users. The Work Trend Index reveals staggering statistics, with 70% of users reporting increased productivity and 68% acknowledging improved work quality. Co-pilot users are getting caught up on missed meetings nearly four times faster, and 85% find it instrumental in achieving a good first draft quickly.

Co-pilot is not just a tool; it’s a transformative force shaping the way we work, collaborate, and innovate. With Copilot for Microsoft 365, Copilot Pro, and expanded accessibility for businesses, Microsoft is set to empower individuals and organisations around the world. As we embrace these advancements, the future of work looks more exciting and efficient than ever before.

ARO holds 5 out 6 Microsoft Solution Partner Accreditations

Commercial customers can purchase Copilot through a Network of Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider partners, like ARO. As a Microsoft Solutions Partner holding five accreditations, the ARO team have specialist knowledge across the whole Microsoft product stack, including Microsoft 365 and Copilot. This means we can implement the latest technology and provide the best possible support for both Windows and Mac networks. ARO prides itself on keeping up with the evolution of Microsoft technology and with 25+ years of experience and expertise, you can be confident that you’re getting the most out of your Microsoft investment. Get in touch with us today to find out more.

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