Microsoft Copilot is now live for businesses of all sizes

Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365 is an AI-powered productivity tool that can be integrated with everyday Microsoft 365 apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams. It uses large language models (LLMs) and content in Microsoft Graph to provide real-time intelligent assistance, enhancing the creativity, productivity, and skill of users.

Crucially, the tool is now available to all businesses, regardless of size. Customers with Microsoft 365 Business Premium and Business Standard plans can now add Copilot for £296 per person per annum and benefit from all its features.

Benefits of AI Adoption for SMBs

Small and medium businesses (SMBs) can benefit from AI technology. Copilot facilitates real-time co-authoring and can simplify document management by providing feedback on shared documents and suggesting relevant content.

By using Copilot, SMBs can benefit from real-time co-authoring, enhanced productivity and creativity, and reduced workload. The tool also offers valuable insights and design tips to improve workflow.

Best Practice Tips

The following best practice tips will help you use Copilot more efficiently and effectively:

  • Once enabled, Microsoft Copilot is available in all 365 Office applications for easy access.
  • Make use of Copilot suggestions to improve workflow; these can also be customised.
  • Always fact-check for errors. This is good practice in general.
  • Use Power Platform and Microsoft Autopilot to speed up everyday tasks and make your workplace even more productive and efficient.

Getting started with Microsoft Copilot?

To get started with Microsoft Copilot choose the Business Premium licence to access advanced features, such as premium AI tools.

Before installation, it is essential to have a secure data strategy. The Business Premium licence can assist with this, offering advanced data management and security features to help protect your data and ensure it is used effectively.