Key differences between Microsoft 365 Copilot, Bing Chat Enterprise, and Copilot in Windows

September 21, 2023
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Right now, Microsoft has three different AI assistants for enterprise customers: Microsoft 365 Copilot, Bing Chat Enterprise, and Copilot in Windows. We would like to explain the differences between these three options.

Copilot in Windows:

Copilot in Windows is a powerful tool that will help you create faster and complete tasks with ease. You can access Copilot seamlessly from the taskbar or by pressing Win+C, and it will provide assistance alongside any app you use. Copilot in Windows has a new icon, a new user experience, and Bing Chat. It will be available for free to commercial customers on September 26.

Bing Chat Enterprise:

Bing Chat Enterprise is a secure and private chat service that leverages Microsoft Copilot’s technology. It ensures that your business data stays within your organization and does not get exposed to external parties. Bing Chat Enterprise does not store any chat data, does not allow Microsoft to access it, and does not use it to train the large language models (LLM). You can get Bing Chat Enterprise as a standalone service for $5 per user per month, or as part of Microsoft 365 E3 and Microsoft 365 E5.

Microsoft 365 Copilot:

Microsoft 365 Copilot is an AI assistant that helps you work smarter. It is based on Bing Chat Enterprise, but with more advanced features. It offers enterprise-level security, privacy, compliance, and responsible AI to ensure that your data is processed within your Microsoft 365 tenant. Microsoft 365 Chat is the main interface for Microsoft 365 Copilot and it can do more than just answer simple questions. It searches through all your data sources—your emails, meetings, chats, documents, and more, as well as the web. And it is integrated with the Microsoft 365 Apps including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and more. Microsoft 365 Copilot will be available for enterprise customers at $30 per user per month starting from November 1. You can read more about Microsoft 365 Copilot here.

Microsoft Copilot Product Microsoft Copilot Bing Chat Enterprise Microsoft 365 Copilot
Microsoft Copilot UX Yes Yes Yes
Bing Chat (ILM + Web) Yes Yes Yes
Commercial Data Protection No Yes Yes
Enterprise Security, Privacy, and Compliance No No Yes
Microsoft 365 Apps No No Yes
Microsoft 365 Chat No No Yes
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