Kerry Cai
, February 12, 2024
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In a remarkable achievement, Microsoft Copilot has surpassed a significant milestone since its inception, generating an impressive 5 billion chats and images to date. With a commitment to empowering individuals and organizations through Copilot’s limitless capabilities, Microsoft has actively incorporated valuable feedback. The insights from this feedback have been instrumental in tailoring Copilot to better serve specific user groups, including creators, researchers, and programmers, with the ultimate goal of making Copilot accessible across every user base possible.

True to their word, Microsoft unveiled three significant enhancements to their Copilot experience base, showcasing exciting new capabilities and accessibility options for users. Most prominent among these new developments is Copilot Pro, a premium subscription-based model that brings about higher end customization services such as creating Copilot GPTs and overall greater functionalities for Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscribers.

Enhance results with Copilot Pro

Infused with the latest features and capabilities currently available to Microsoft Copilot, Copilot Pro operates on a subscription model. Here is how Copilot Pro transforms the user's approach to productivity and creativity in areas of coding, writing, design, research, learning and beyond.

  • Consolidated AI experience: Copilot will run seamlessly across your devices from the web on your PC to your Copilot apps on your mobile device, understanding the context necessary to assist you on the specifics of your query or task at hand.
  • Availability across the Microsoft 365 suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote will be accessible with the Copilot Pro subscription on all popular devices from PC to Mac and tablet to iPad.
  • Latest large learning model (LLM) right at your fingertips: OpenAI’s latest generation model, GPT 4-Turbo is now available with Copilot Pro subscription providing unmatched performance during peak hours. Yet to come is the flexibility to switch between various OpenAI LLM’s for optimal experience based on user’s needs and requirements.
  • Generate quality, custom images – fast: Rapid image generation using Designer (formerly Bing Image Creator) with 100 boosts per day that guarantees detailed quality at super speed.
  • Build your own Copilot GPT: Perhaps the most anticipated feature of the Copilot Pro announcement is the ability to build one’s own Copilot GPT via the Copilot Builder tool. With a set of simple prompts and inputs, any subscriber can build a custom GPT model trained on specific inputs by the user.

Copilot for Microsoft 365 scales seamlessly to your business 

Since Copilot for Microsoft 365 was made generally available last November to enterprise via the Early Access Program, 40% of the Fortune 100 companies have effectively transformed their workplace with AI. This encompasses numerous businesses spanning major industries, from leading credit card providers and global pharmaceutical companies to top-tier car manufacturers, along with partners in enterprise business advisory and consultancy. With such momentum gained for the AI-powered Copilot workplaces, Microsoft has pushed availability to all organization sizes – loosening all restrictions on seat minimum.

Here are the details and context of the update provided by Microsoft:

  • With significant updates for its Microsoft 365 Business Premium and Business Standard customers, users can now purchase anywhere from one to 300 seats, eliminating the previous 300-seat minimum requirement. Furthermore, Office 365 E3 and E5 license-holders can now access Copilot for Microsoft 365.
  • In addition, commercial customers can acquire Copilot for Microsoft 365 through the expansive Microsoft Cloud Solution Providers network. Moreover, eligibility for Copilot for Microsoft 365 has been extended to faculty and staff in the education industry.

Optimized Copilot to maximize Your ROI

Building upon Copilot's versatility, the introduction of Copilot GPTs further enhances its adaptability. Users can now tailor models to align precisely with their interests and requirements, leveraging learning materials that yield desirable results. Currently, the rollout for Copilot GPTs is limited, but users can anticipate gaining full customization capabilities through the fully developed Copilot GPT Builder. This tool will empower users to craft models that precisely align with their needs.

Finally, Microsoft has further capitalized on the accessibility aspect of Copilot and Copilot for Microsoft 365 through both its respective mobile apps. Available on both iOS and Android, the mobile apps offer users with synchronized on-the-go options, delivering identical capabilities on the PC. From content creation using GPT-4 and Dall-E 3 to exporting content to Word or PDF, Copilot mobile apps have you covered.

Let us guide you through the future of Copilot

Alithya is a global provider of learning services dedicated to aiding businesses in the seamless deployment of Copilot for Microsoft 365. Our approach focuses on humanizing the implementation and training process to secure the future of your AI investment with care, precision, and purpose.

As Copilot for Microsoft 365 and its subsequent offerings continue to evolve over time, our comprehensive Copilot solution services ensure you stay well-informed, prepared, and equipped to maximize your Microsoft Copilot investment. Here is how we go about Copilot based on the Prosci ADKAR model, Propel, which provides adoption and skilling for success through our human-centric approach:

Discover what is possible with Copilot

  • Discover what is possible for your organization when using Microsoft Copilot in a one-day Discovery workshop.
  • Understand what steps you need to take as an organization to be technically ready for Microsoft 365 Copilot.

Plan for and implement Copilot

  • Envision and plan how you can implement Microsoft Copilot solutions into your environment during our Copilot Enablement Service and/or Technical Readiness Assessment.
  • Take a structured approach to evaluating the effectiveness of Copilot with our pilot program before deploying to the enterprise.
  • Work with us as a trusted partner to help deploy Copilot into your environment.

Inform and train users about Copilot

  • Be guided through the process of designing and implementing a post deployment communication and training plan in our Copilot Enablement Service.
  • Alithya will also create adoption assets, training materials and will provide customized Copilot training in the Enablement Service.

Achieve organizational transformation and ROI

  • Continue with training and adoption of Microsoft Copilot and the entire Microsoft 365 suite through Alithya’s Adaptive Learning platform.
  • Take advantage of the additional services that Alithya provides outside Adaptive Learning: instructor-led training, custom content creation, and technical support hours.

With more than two decades of experience as a trusted advisor in strategy and digital transformation, our mission is dedicated to delivering innovative and efficient solutions for intricate digital integration and business challenges within the dynamic AI Copilot landscape.

To learn more about Copilot for Microsoft 365, Copilot Pro, Copilot Apps for Microsoft 365 or any AI-related technology services and workshop offerings, contact us today!

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