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Microsoft 365 Copilot: 10 Things To Know

Wade Tyler Millward

In the coming months, Microsoft says it will release pricing and licensing information.

Microsoft’s upcoming Copilot features for various flagship applications promises to introduce more users to the type of generative artificial intelligence powering text generator ChatGPT and image generator Dall-E.

For now, Microsoft is testing its Microsoft 365 Copilot for applications including Word, Teams and Excel with 20 commercial customers, eight in the Fortune 500, according to the company.

“In the coming months,” Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft will release pricing and licensing information, bring Copilot to all productivity apps, expand previews to more customers and provide controls information to IT administrators for planning.

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Microsoft Brings Generative AI To Teams, Word, Other Apps

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said during a presentation Thursday streamed live over Microsoft social media network LinkedIn that the Copilot tools represent “a new era of computing” when content-generating artificial intelligence (AI) becomes as integral as keyboards and multi-touch.

“We believe this next generation of AI will unlock a new wave of productivity growth, with powerful Copilots designed to remove the drudgery from our daily tasks and jobs, freeing us to rediscover the joy of creation,” Nadella said.

Microsoft 365 Copilot builds on the vendor’s Dynamics 365 Copilot announced earlier this month. Microsoft subsidiary GitHub has had its own Copilot that has helped developers code faster.

Here’s what you need to know about the available and upcoming Copilot features across the Microsoft portfolio, including:

*Microsoft Teams

*Microsoft Word

*Microsoft PowerPoint

*Microsoft Excel

Wade Tyler Millward

Wade Tyler Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and the channel partner programs of Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Salesforce, Citrix and other cloud vendors. He can be reached at

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