Free Copilot, Copilot Pro, Copilot for Microsoft 365: What are the differences?

The enterprise-level subscription plan costs $30 a month.

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Key notes

  • Microsoft launched Copilot for Microsoft 365 with no minimum seats.
  • Priced at $30 a month, it’s designed for orgs and businesses, small or large.
  • There’s also the new “Copilot Pro” subscription plan, which can be confusing at times.

Microsoft can sometimes be confusing with namings. There’s regular Copilot (rebranded from Bing Chat & its Enterprise version) and the newly-announced Copilot Pro, and if you’re a large or small business, the Redmond-based tech giant also offers another thing called Copilot for Microsoft 365 at $30/month. The question now is, what are the differences?

In case you missed it, besides today’s announcement of the “Pro” plan, Microsoft also said that they’re removing the 300-seat minimum requirement for Copilot for Microsoft 365 due to popular demands. Now, whether you’re a big or small business, enterprises can make the most out of AI in all Microsoft 365 apps, besides other features.

Now, back to the question: what exactly are the differences? Take a look at the table:

The regular Copilot is free for use, as long as you’re either a customer or a business. There’s a dedicated key for it in future Windows 11 laptops, which not many people are fond of.

The new Copilot Pro plan, which costs the same as ChatGPT Plus ($20), is the expansion of it: you get AI features in popular apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, early access to OpenAI’s latest models, and custom Copilot GPTs.

For the $30-a-month Copilot for Microsoft 365, you get all the features above, plus Copilot in Teams that lets you summarize meetings, besides enterprise-level protection, Copilot Studio, and more.

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