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Microsoft's Copilot: AI Assistance Across Applications

Introduction to Microsoft's Copilot 

Microsoft's Copilot, a suite of artificial intelligence (AI) tools, represents a significant leap in AI-assisted technology.  Microsoft envisions a future where a Copilot assists in every aspect of digital life, a testament to their commitment to AI innovation. 

Originally known as Bing Chat, Microsoft Copilot has expanded far beyond its initial offering. This chatbot, now rebranded, assists users in a myriad of tasks ranging from coding and writing to image generation and answering general queries. The transition to the Copilot brand signifies a broader application of AI across various Microsoft services. 


Availability and Launch Dates of Different Copilots 

Copilot in Windows: Launched on 26 September 2023 as part of a Windows 11 update. 

Copilot for Microsoft 365: Began its rollout to enterprise customers on 1 November 2023. 

Copilot for Sales: Set for release in the first quarter of 2024. 

Copilot for Service: Expected to be generally available in early 2024. 

Copilot in Viva: Planned rollout late 2023. 

Github Copilot: The pioneer, released back in 2021.


Pricing Structure of Microsoft Copilots 

While the rebranded Bing Chat remains free, other Copilot versions have varied pricing models. For instance, Copilot for Microsoft 365 is priced at $30* per user per month for enterprise customers. This cost is notably higher than some Microsoft 365 business subscriptions but comparable to the Office 365 E5 plan.  

*A product license for Microsoft 365 Business Standard, Business Premium, E3, E5 or Office 365 E3 or E5 is required to purchase Copilot for Microsoft 365. 

Copilot for Microsoft 365: Enhancing Productivity Across Applications 

Copilot for Microsoft 365 integrates AI capabilities into various productivity tools like Teams, Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint. This integration facilitates tasks like text and table generation in Word, email summarisation in Outlook, and Python visualisations in Excel, thereby streamlining the workflow. 

The Role of Copilot in Windows 

Copilot in Windows serves as an AI assistant for a range of tasks, from PC settings management to creative assistance like essay writing and shopping aids, all through simple conversational prompts. 

Microsoft Security Copilot: A Leap in Cybersecurity 

This version combines AI with cybersecurity to offer advanced protection against cyber threats. It analyses data sets for patterns of illicit behaviour to pre-empt cyberattacks and enhances real-time responses with automated mechanisms. 

Copilot for Service and Sales: AI-driven Business Optimisation 

Unveiled at Microsoft Ignite, these Copilots integrate AI into business operations. Copilot for Service enhances customer relationship management with AI-guided answers, while Copilot for Sales assists sellers in increasing productivity and personalizing customer interactions. 

Microsoft 365 Chat: AI-powered Assistance Across Work Applications 

A component of the Microsoft 365 Copilot experience, this chat interface interacts with data across Microsoft applications, offering functionalities like summarising messages, catching up on meetings, finding documents, and providing answers based on the user's digital content. 

Pioneering Productivity with Microsoft Copilot 

At Kick, we're at the forefront of adopting cutting-edge technologies like Microsoft's Copilot to not only boost our internal efficiency but also to support our customers through their digital transformation journeys.  Our strategic use of Copilot demonstrates our commitment to leveraging the latest innovations to enhance productivity and maintain our competitive edge. 

Driving Efficiency and Innovation 

Integrating Microsoft Copilot into our daily operations can revolutionise how we work, enabling our teams to achieve higher productivity levels and foster innovation.  By sharing our experiences and the benefits we've realised from integrating AI tools like Copilot, we help our customers envision and implement similar transformations in their operations, ensuring they stay ahead in a rapidly evolving digital landscape. 


To learn more about how Kick is utilising Microsoft Copilot to lead the way in productivity and innovation, or to discuss how these advancements can benefit your business, please contact us today.