AI upgrades to Copilot for Microsoft 365 to enable unlimited conversations and improve image generation

AI upgrades to Copilot for Microsoft 365 to enable unlimited conversations and improve image generation


The new capabilities mean users will receive faster and more comprehensive responses

Laura Hyde |

Microsoft is now offering all licensed commercial customers of Copilot for Microsoft 365 priority access to OpenAI’s GPT-4 Turbo artificial intelligence model, removing previous daily limits on the total number of chats and the length of conversations. The functionality will be available for those using Copilot in both a web and work context.   

When working with Copilot in the web context, users will receive responses based on the latest publicly available information but benefit from Microsoft’s commercial data protection. This means Microsoft will not retain or use prompt or response data, nor will it use this information to train the underlying foundation models. 

The work context enables Copilot to provide ‘contextually accurate responses’ by scanning a user’s calendar, emails, chats, documents, meetings, contacts, and more to help them prioritise work and find key information. Users benefit from enterprise-grade data protection, ensuring their personal data remains within the Microsoft 365 service boundary. 

“Together, these changes mean that customers will receive faster, more comprehensive responses whether they are using Copilot in the web context or in the work context,” said Jared Spataro, corporate vice president for AI at work at Microsoft, in a blog post

Copilot for Microsoft365 updates

The new capabilities will allow users to ‘harness the full power of Copilot’ (image credit: Microsoft)

From May, Microsoft will also increase the number of daily image generation boosts from 15 to 100 in Microsoft Designer, which will reduce wait times for image creation. 

“We are learning alongside our customers that AI is so much more than a new technology,” said Spataro. “It is a new way of work that gives organisations the opportunity to completely reinvent their business, rewiring everything from core processes and workflows to hiring and training the workforce of the future.” 

Copilot for Microsoft365 updates

Image generation capabilities have been expanded in Microsoft Designer (image credit: Microsoft)

The new capabilities will be initially available in Copilot online and then be extended to the Copilot mobile application, Windows, Edge and any application where users can access the work context directly, such as Microsoft 365. 

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