Microsoft is on a mission to provide every individual, both in their personal lives and at work, with a powerful copilot. Earlier this year, they introduced AI-powered Bing, a groundbreaking web copilot that completely transforms the search experience. Bing offers comprehensive answers, a full chat interface, and innovative features to unlock creativity. The success has been immense, with millions of users incorporating Bing into their lives for the first time, gaining better insights and creative inspiration.
Exciting Developments at Microsoft Inspire
At the Microsoft Inspire event, the company unveiled the next phase of their copilot journey, with three key announcements:
- Expanding Bing to New Audiences: Introducing Bing Chat Enterprise, an AI-powered chat service tailored for work. Rolling out today in preview mode, it already grants access to over 160 million users. This move significantly broadens Bing’s reach and impact.
- Microsoft 365 Copilot Pricing: To assist commercial customers with planning, Microsoft 365 Copilot will be priced at $30 per user, per month for Microsoft 365 E3, E5, Business Standard, and Business Premium customers once it becomes widely available. More information on timing will be disclosed soon.
- Enhanced Value in Bing Chat: Microsoft continues to enhance Bing Chat, and they are introducing Visual Search in Chat, a potent new search method that is now widely available in Bing Chat.
Bing Chat Enterprise: Elevating Work Efficiency and Creativity
AI tools are increasingly sought-after by employees to boost productivity and creativity at work. The Work Trend Index shows that 70% of workers would eagerly delegate tasks to AI. However, using AI tools not specifically designed for enterprise use can inadvertently jeopardize sensitive business data. Organizations adopting AI want to ensure data protection.
With Bing Chat Enterprise, user and business data are shielded, ensuring no data leakage outside the organization. Conversations remain entirely protected; data is not saved, and Microsoft has no access to view the content. Additionally, user data is not utilized to train the models.
Bing Chat Enterprise empowers professionals to conduct industry research, analyze data, and find inspiration with ease. Its AI-driven capabilities provide comprehensive and verifiable answers, complete with citations and visual content like graphs, charts, and images, adhering to Microsoft’s AI principles.
Availability and Accessibility
Bing Chat Enterprise is now available in preview mode and is included at no extra cost for Microsoft 365 E3, E5, Business Standard, and Business Premium users. In the future, it will be offered as a standalone solution at a cost of $5 per user, per month. Users can access Bing Chat Enterprise using their work accounts on Bing.com/chat and the Microsoft Edge sidebar. And in the future, it will also be accessible from Windows Copilot.
With Microsoft’s innovative AI-powered copilots, users can look forward to a future where seamless collaboration, creativity, and data protection go hand in hand. The exciting possibilities of this copilot journey are just beginning to unfold.
Microsoft Announces Pricing for Microsoft 365 Copilot for Commercial Customers
Microsoft is making significant strides in unlocking the power of generative AI for work with Bing Chat Enterprise and Microsoft 365 Copilot. For commercial customers, Microsoft has revealed the pricing for Microsoft 365 Copilot, enabling businesses to access a revolutionary new way of working for just $30 per user per month. Let’s delve into the key features and benefits.
Microsoft 365 Copilot: The Ultimate AI Solution for Enterprises
Microsoft 365 Copilot takes generative AI to a whole new level. Combining all the capabilities of Bing Chat Enterprise and more, it empowers users with thousands of skills, making it a versatile and powerful tool for various tasks. The strength of Copilot lies in its ability to reason over all your business data within the Microsoft Graph. From emails, calendar, chats, to documents and more, Copilot can generate valuable insights, create summaries, SWOT analyses, and updates for your team.
The Security You Trust: Microsoft ensures top-notch security, privacy, identity, compliance, and responsible AI practices in Microsoft 365 Copilot. Your data remains protected, logically isolated, and within your control at all times. Copilot respects individual and group permission policies, ensuring complete data privacy.
Seamless Integration and Endless Possibilities
Microsoft 365 Copilot doesn’t just stand on its own; it seamlessly integrates with the apps you use daily. From Word to Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams, Copilot enhances your creativity and productivity across the board. Companies like KPMG, Lumen, and Emirates NBD have already experienced the game-changing capabilities of Copilot in Microsoft’s Early Access Program, and the enthusiasm for its potential keeps growing.
Unlock the Web’s Knowledge with Visual Search in Chat
In addition to Copilot, Bing Chat continues to evolve, and now it offers multimodal capabilities through Visual Search in Chat. Leveraging OpenAI’s GPT-4 model, this feature lets you upload images and find related content on the web. Whether you’re exploring a new city or seeking lunch ideas based on your fridge’s contents, Bing Chat can interpret the context of an image and provide answers, making it an invaluable tool for visual searches.