Microsoft’s Copilot, initially exclusive to enterprise users, has now expanded its horizons with the introduction of Copilot Pro, a consumer version tailored for Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscribers. Priced at $20 per month, this AI assistant transforms Office applications on Windows, macOS, and iPad, ushering in a wave of enhanced productivity.
AI-Powered Productivity Across Office Apps
Copilot Pro seamlessly integrates with Office apps, providing a suite of features. In PowerPoint, it effortlessly generates entire sets of slides, while in Word, it adeptly writes and rewrites texts, along with preparing concise summaries. Excel users can benefit from data analysis, graph creation, and various other operations. The roadmap also includes the imminent integration of Copilot into Outlook.com, facilitating email management.
Limitations of the Consumer Version
Diverging from its corporate counterpart, the consumer version does not currently support Microsoft Graph. Consequently, the creation of PowerPoint presentations based on Word documents remains a feature exclusive to the enterprise edition. Despite this, Copilot Pro subscribers enjoy access to the latest OpenAI models and Image Creator, alongside the ability to craft personalized Copilot GPTs, notes NIX Solutions.
Expanded Access and Cost for Enterprise Users
In a significant move, Microsoft has removed the previous restriction on enterprise Copilot subscriptions. Previously limited to businesses with a minimum of 300 desktops, access has now been democratized. The cost for corporate Copilot remains consistent at $30 per month, ensuring businesses of all sizes can harness the benefits of this innovative AI assistant.