Key highlights and announcements from Microsoft Inspire 2023

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Your run down of some of the big announcements to come out of Microsoft Inspire 2023

Microsoft held its annual Inspire event this July, and it was no surprise to see AI dominate the big announcements. 

In this post we’ll take you through some of the key announcements and what they might mean for your business. 

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We now have arrived, I would say, at that next logical but big leap which is natural language.

Satya Nadella, CEO at Microsoft

Pricing for Microsoft 365 Copilot

One of the big announcements to come out of this year’s event was the awaited pricing for Microsoft 365 Copilot. 

Well, we now know that Microsoft 365 Copilot will be priced at $30 per user, per month for Microsoft 365 E3, E5, Business Standard and Business Premium customers.

So in short, it’s not going to be cheap! 

Microsoft are yet to reveal when Copilot will be widely available, but we will keep you posted on our blog when we know.

Bing Chat Enterprise

Bing Chat Enterprise, your AI-powered chat for work. 

That’s how Microsoft’s Yusef Mehdi (Vice President & Consumer Chief Marketing Officer) describes it.

It’s thought to be the answer to privacy concerns with Bing Chat (the ChatGPT rival launched earlier this year). Since its launch back in February, some companies have even gone as far as to ban the use of ChatGPT and Bing Chat in the workplace for fear of users oversharing sensitive data. 

But this promises to offer improved security for users. One of the big differences between Bing Chat and its enterprise version, is that conversations will not be saved and used to train the underlying AI. Users will also be required to sign in using their work account. 

Bing Chat Enterprise
Ways to use Bing Chat Enterprise

We know that AI can help to structure and write all types of business documents. But until now there has been no guarantee that the information users input into these chats is confidential. 

Bing Chat Enterprise ensures that any information you share is kept confidential. Meaning users are now able to use the tool to create business proposals that contain specific data and information.

How much will it cost?

According to reports from The Verge,  Bing Chat Enterprise will be free with existing Microsoft 365 E3, E5, Business Standard, and Business Premium.

For users just wishing to use it, there are also plans for a monthly $5 subscription. 

Watch the keynote in full

We’ve covered a couple of the big announcements we’re excited to find out more about.

We’ll also be sharing updates over on our LinkedIn with other announcements that came out of Inspire. 

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