Elevate Your Workflow: Microsoft 365 Copilot is now available for all businesses

Kelcy Ballantyne

Microsoft has officially announced the availability of Copilot for Microsoft 365 for businesses of all sizes, and we couldn't be more thrilled to bring you the details. Let's dive into the key highlights of this latest development.


What is Copilot for Microsoft 365?

Copilot for Microsoft 365 combines the power of Artificial Intelligence with business data in Microsoft 365 applications to take productivity to the next level. Promoted as the way to “reconnect to the soul of our work”, Copilot was developed out of the need not to find a better way of doing the same thing but the need for a whole new way to work.


What are the benefits of using Copilot for Microsoft 365 for your business?

Copilot seamlessly integrates into Microsoft 365 in two ways:

1.     Applications: It works alongside common applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and more. The integration aims to enhance productivity (and creativity) within your work in these day-to-day applications.

2.     Business chat: Works across all apps and business data to surface the information and insights you are seeking, saving you valuable time searching for answers. Business Chat is accessible from microsoft365.com, Bing when signed in with your work account, and Teams.


Subscription Tiers Explained

In this major announcement, Microsoft has introduced two subscription tiers that are set to differentiate between business and personal use.


Planning for Copilot for Microsoft 365

It’s crucial to prepare for the transformative capabilities of Copilot for Microsoft 365 for your business. We highly recommend that you check out the IT Partners AI Client Briefing Document, accessible here, for a detailed overview of key use cases and associated risks.

Before adopting Copilot, it's essential to recognise its potential to surface data that your team might not have known they had access to. This emphasises the need for a robust data governance structure and appropriate access controls.


IT Partners Recommended Approach

For a seamless integration of Copilot into your workflow, IT Partners suggests adopting a strategic approach to experimentation. Start by providing Copilot licenses to targeted users, closely monitoring their use cases, time savings, and overall usage. This deliberate and structured approach will enable you to gather valuable insights, informing a broader rollout strategy for your business.

Are you ready to embrace the future of business productivity with Copilot for Microsoft 365? If you’re interested in learning more about Copilot for Microsoft 365 and how it can transform your business, contact us at hello@itpartners.co.nz or call 07 957 2650.