Microsoft Introduces Copilot: Your Everyday AI Companion Seamlessly Integrated Across Windows 11, Microsoft 365, Edge, and Bing

We are already in a new era of artificial intelligence, which will have far-reaching consequences for our interactions using technological devices. Now that chat interfaces and massive language models have converged, you can ask the technology for what you need and have it respond, generate, or take action based on your natural language query. Researchers at Microsoft compare this to having a copilot who can assist with any endeavor. Researchers at Microsoft have integrated AI-powered guides into some of our most popular products, such as GitHub (which has helped developers save time) and Microsoft 365 (which has improved employee efficiency), as well as Bing and Edge (which have revolutionized web search) and Windows (which provides contextual value across all of your apps and on your computer).

Copilot will incorporate the web’s context and intelligence alongside your work data and the information about what you’re doing on your computer to deliver superior support without compromising your privacy or security. Integrating Windows 11, Microsoft 365, and our web browsers, Edge and Bing, will create a streamlined and intuitive user experience. It can be used in app form or revealed with a right-click. Microsoft has promised to make it possible to have a unified experience across all of your devices and platforms by expanding Copilot’s current set of features and establishing deeper integrations with the apps you use most.

Release previews of Copilot for Bing, Edge, and Microsoft 365 are available as of September 26 as part of our free update to Windows 11. Microsoft has also shown several innovative new experiences and gadgets designed to facilitate increased productivity, inspire creativity, and cater to the day-to-day requirements of both individuals and organizations.

Microsoft Copliot: what is it?

Microsoft Copilot is the company’s AI assistant that will work with Microsoft 365, Windows 11, Edge, and Bing, among many others. Users of the various Microsoft programs will have access to Copilot’s AI-powered help throughout their work processes. It’s shorthand for Microsoft’s addition of the Copilot AI assistant to its Office 365 suite of programs, which includes Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint in addition to Teams.

Moreover, the Microsoft 365 Copliot service includes the chit-chat feature known as Microsoft 365 Chat. It’s a chat interface that can answer inquiries and help you out with chores because it has access to information in all of your Microsoft Office programs.

You may now search for what you want to buy online much faster using Bing or Edge. If you ask Bing a series of questions about a product, it will utilize the answers to give you more specific suggestions. Microsoft Edge customers have been awarded over $4 billion in discounts in the past year, so you know you’re receiving the greatest deal possible. Soon, you’ll also be able to begin your purchase with an image you’ve taken or one you’ve saved.

Microsoft Copilot’s price ranges from free to thousands of dollars, depending on the program it is being added to. 

Enterprise users can start purchasing Microsoft 365 Copilot on November 1 for a staggering $30 per user per month. The monthly cost of the add-on is nearly as much as the most expensive Microsoft Office 365 E5 corporate subscription ($38 per user per month). Still, it is higher than the lower-tier plans of Microsoft 365 business subscriptions ($12 to $23 per user per month). 

It allows you to work more quickly and efficiently, reduces mental stress, and simplifies complex problems. Microsoft has made Copilot a powerful tool that is easy to access by placing it in the taskbar or using the Win+C keyboard shortcut. This makes it accessible on any device and in any environment.

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Dhanshree Shenwai is a Computer Science Engineer and has a good experience in FinTech companies covering Financial, Cards & Payments and Banking domain with keen interest in applications of AI. She is enthusiastic about exploring new technologies and advancements in today’s evolving world making everyone's life easy.

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