Microsoft, currently one of the biggest AI players globally, has just announced a new subscription to its Copilot (previously Bing chat) called “Copilot Pro” which provides access to OpenAI’s most advanced LLM, GPT-4 Turbo.
As per an official update, the Pro plan will give access to Copilot in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote and users will also get priority in receiving updates and getting access to the latest language models.
It will also allow customers to build their own Copilot GPT, which can be tailored to carry out specific tasks. Moreover, the Pro version brings enhanced AI image creation capabilities over the free tier plan.
Microsoft 365 Copilot witnessed widespread adoption by enterprises when it was first introduced in March last year. Its usage continued to grow further as it became generally available for enterprise customers in November.
The company is also expanding the Copilot ecosystem with a new mobile app for Android and iOS, enabling users a unified experience across devices. The mobile app replicates the functionalities of the PC version, providing access to GPT-4, Dall-E 3 for image creation, and the option to incorporate images from the user's phone during interactions with Copilot.
Another new feature is Copilot GPT which allows users to customize Copilot's behavior on specific topics of personal interest. The first set of Copilot GPTs will be rolled out, covering diverse topics such as fitness, travel, cooking, and more.
Simultaneously, Microsoft is extending the Copilot for Microsoft 365 offering to businesses of all sizes, removing the earlier 300-seat purchase minimum. While the Pro plan is priced at US$20 a month, the pricing for Copilot for Microsoft 365 starts at US$30 per user per month, including all the AI-powered tools integrated into Microsoft 365 apps.