M365 Changelog: Announcing Microsoft 365 Copilot

MC528800 – Today Microsoft announced Microsoft 365 Copilot – new experience that combines the power of large language models with your data in the Microsoft Graph and the Microsoft 365 apps. Copilot is integrated into Microsoft 365 in two ways. First, it works alongside the user, embedded in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and more. Second, we’ve also introduced Business Chat that works across all Microsoft 365 apps and data in real-time: user’s calendar, emails, chats, documents, meetings, and contacts.

How this will affect your organization:

Integrated into Microsoft 365, Copilot automatically inherits all of your company’s security, compliance, identity, and privacy policies and processes. Two-factor authentication, compliance boundaries, privacy protections, and more make Copilot the AI solution you can trust. Copilot works only with content to which your users already have permission to access.

Today’s announcement does not impact any Azure Active Directory (AAD) users in your organization, as the new features are currently only available to a limited set of commercial customers through a Private Preview program.

As these services become more broadly available, Microsoft will be providing admins with an advance notice and technical documentation about available controls and policies.

What you need to do to prepare:

There is nothing you need to do at this time. As soon as the additional roll out dates are ready to be announced, Microsoft will inform you through the Message Center in the Microsoft 365 admin center. You can also follow these features on Microsoft 365 public roadmap website.

Learn more about other technical details in this blog.