Microsoft Releases Copilot Pro Subscription Plan

Microsoft has launched Copilot Pro, a premium subscription catering to individuals, creators, and power users. Priced at £16 per user per month, Copilot Pro aims to provide accelerated performance and creativity capabilities. With priority access to GPT-4 and GPT-4 Turbo during peak times, subscribers can generate answers, content, and AI images more efficiently. The subscription also unlocks Copilot in select Microsoft 365 apps, such as Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and OneNote, facilitating faster document drafting, email summarisation, presentations, and more.


Copilot Pro Features for Enhanced Productivity


Copilot Pro offers a range of features to boost creativity and productivity. Subscribers gain access to the latest OpenAI models, starting with GPT-4 Turbo, ensuring faster performance during peak times. Additionally, users can create Copilot GPTs tailored to specific topics through the upcoming Copilot GPT Builder. The subscription includes 100 boosts per day for AI image creation with DALL-E 3 in landscape format. Microsoft aims to empower individuals, providing advanced AI capabilities that cater to diverse needs, from writing and coding to designing and learning.


Microsoft’s Expansion of Copilot for More Accessibility


Microsoft, known for its commitment to empowering users, has further expanded the accessibility of Copilot. Copilot Pro, designed for individuals, is complemented by the broader Copilot for Microsoft 365, targeting businesses of all sizes. Microsoft is removing the 300-seat purchase minimum for commercial plans, allowing businesses to purchase Copilot for Microsoft 365 with flexibility. Small businesses who use Microsoft 365 Business Premium and Business Standard can get Copilot for Microsoft 365 at a monthly subscription of £24 per person as well.


Copilot for Microsoft 365: A Comprehensive AI Solution


Copilot for Microsoft 365 is for enterprises as well as for small and medium-sized businesses. It integrates seamlessly with Microsoft 365 apps, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote, with AI assistance. It can be used to analyse data, create reports, and draft emails. Copilot offers a variety of AI-driven capabilities to enhance productivity. Copilot for Microsoft 365 becomes more accessible to businesses seeking AI-driven solutions, with the removal of seat minimums.


Microsoft’s Vision for Copilot Pro and Microsoft 365


Yusuf Mehdi, the Executive Vice President and Consumer Chief Marketing Officer at Microsoft, spoke on Copilot Pro, and the vision they have in a statement, saying, “Whether you’re looking to get started with Copilot for free, want to supercharge your Copilot experience with Copilot Pro or are an SMB or Enterprise customer looking to increase your productivity in new ways with Copilot for Microsoft 365, there’s a Copilot experience for everyone.”


Copilot GPTs and Mobile Accessibility


Microsoft introduces Copilot GPTs, allowing users to customise Copilot’s behavior on specific topics of interest. This feature, starting with topics like fitness, travel, cooking, and more, is designed to cater to individual preferences. The Copilot mobile app is now available for Android and iOS, extending Copilot’s capabilities beyond traditional platforms. Users can seamlessly transition between devices, ensuring continuity in Copilot queries and chats.


Consumer Response and Future Development


With Copilot gaining popularity, Microsoft aims to meet the evolving needs of users. Divya Kumar, Global Head of Marketing for Search and AI at Microsoft, shared insights into the company’s strategy, stating, “There’s a lot of demand from those power users and they want more rapid access to the latest models, they want faster performance, and they want creativity tools.” Microsoft’s commitment to continuous improvement is evident, with plans to introduce more features and functionality to Copilot Pro in the future.


Subscription Details and User Accessibility


Copilot Pro is available for individual users at £16 per month per user. The subscription can be managed through the Microsoft account portal. To access Copilot Pro in Microsoft 365 apps, users must have a Microsoft 365 Personal or Family subscription. The subscription details ensure that Copilot Pro remains a versatile and accessible tool, catering to the diverse needs of users.