Over the past few months, Microsoft has slowly rolled out Copilot for Microsoft 365 through their many channels, making it available to all customers. As I mentioned in my last blog, "Copilot for Microsoft 365 – What You Need to Know," there are still some prerequisites for purchasing, including a minimum term of 1 year, however, the minimum purchase quantity of 300, which was a limiting factor for most, has been eliminated. This major shift by Microsoft resulted in a sharp increase in activity with most organizations being very interested in the promise of the significant productivity gains touted by Microsoft.
However, those same organizations tend to fall into one of two camps:
- First are those that are fast-tracking a pilot or internal testing.
- Second are those that are concerned about data privacy and protection and will not allow Copilot, or any other AI, to be used in their organization.