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Elly Fenton16 January 20243 min read

Microsoft CoPilot Breaks Barriers: Copilot Pro vs Copilot M365

In a groundbreaking move, Microsoft has recently announced a significant change to its Copilot licensing strategy, removing the minimum spend requirement for users. This means that more individuals and businesses can now leverage the full power of Copilot without worrying about budget constraints.

In case you have been out of the loop, Microsoft Copilot is an innovative AI-powered coding assistant designed to enhance productivity and streamline the development process. It offers you the option to elevate your work through Microsoft applications such as Word, Teams, Excel and PowerPoint. Whether you're a seasoned developer or just starting, Copilot's capabilities in providing intelligent code recommendations, auto-completing documents, building PowerPoints, Excel spreadsheets and Word documents from simple prompts, have proven to be a game-changer. Eradicating the minimum spend on Copilot licensing, opens doors for all.

What are your Copilot options?

Microsoft has broken down your Copilot options into Copilot ‘Pro’ and Copilot ‘M365’.

Copilot Pro:

Whether you're seeking advanced assistance in writing, coding, designing, researching, or learning, Copilot Pro is designed to enhance your performance, boost productivity, and fuel creativity. We suggest using Copilot Pro if you are an individual, or working in a smaller team or organisation.

Key Features of Copilot Pro:

  • Unified AI Experience Across Devices: Enjoy a seamless AI experience that spans across your devices. Copilot Pro understands your context on the web, PC, apps, and soon on your phone, delivering the right skills at the right moment.
  • Expanded Access in Microsoft 365 Apps: Copilot Pro offers access to Copilot in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote on PC, Mac, and iPad for Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscribers.
  • Priority Access to GPT-4 Turbo Models: Gain priority access to the latest models, starting today with OpenAI’s GPT-4 Turbo. Copilot Pro ensures faster performance during peak times, with the upcoming ability to toggle between models for a customised experience.
  • Enhanced AI Image Creation with Image Creator: Experience improved AI image creation with Image Creator from Designer (formerly Bing Image Creator). Copilot Pro accelerates the process with 100 boosts per day, delivering faster results and enhanced image quality, including landscape formats.
  • Copilot GPT Builder (Coming Soon): Soon, unleash your creativity with Copilot GPT Builder, allowing you to build your customised Copilot tailored for specific topics using a simple set of prompts.


Copilot M365:

There is now availability of Copilot for Microsoft 365 for organisations of all sizes, eliminating any seat minimum requirements. This move ensures that businesses, regardless of their scale, can leverage the transformative capabilities of Copilot. Additionally, we are empowering our partners to guide businesses on their journey towards becoming AI-powered.

Key Updates Include:

  • General Availability for Small Businesses: Copilot for Microsoft 365 is now generally available for small businesses subscribing to Microsoft 365 Business Premium and Business Standard. Customers can choose to purchase between one and 299 seats at a competitive rate of $30 per person per month.
  • No Seat Minimum for Commercial Plans: We are removing the 300-seat purchase minimum for commercial plans, extending Copilot availability to Office 365 E3 and E5 customers. This opens the door for a broader range of businesses to integrate Copilot into their workflows without the previous licensing constraints.
  • Availability through Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Partners: Commercial customers can now conveniently purchase Copilot for Microsoft 365 through our extensive network of Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider partners, ensuring a seamless and personalised experience.

In addition to these updates, Microsoft recently announced the eligibility of Copilot for Microsoft 365 for education faculty and staff, further expanding the reach of this innovative tool.

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Why choose Ingentive?

At Ingentive, we specialise in AI solutions, and our team of experts has a deep understanding of Microsoft CoPilot's capabilities. As a selected Microsoft Copilot Jumpstart Partner, we can guide you through the integration process, ensuring a seamless transition and optimal utilisation of Copilot's features.

Every development environment is unique, and we recognise the importance of tailoring solutions to meet specific needs. By choosing us as your partner, you'll receive personalised guidance that aligns with your organisation's goals and workflows. Implementing a new tool can be a learning curve, but with our continuous support and training programs, you and your team will quickly become proficient in maximising Copilot's potential.

Want to learn more?

We are uniquely placed as a Microsoft FastTrack Ready Partner that are able to diagnose your organisation's digital processes, using your use cases. From this understanding, we create tailor-made solutions that suit your business needs. Contact us today to learn more.