Why can't we still access Microsoft 365 Copilot?

Onur Demirkol
Mar 22, 2023

If you Google "Microsoft 365 Copilot release date," it says March 16. Even though Microsoft announced it at the "The Future of work with AI" event on that exact date, most users still can't access it because it still hasn't "really launched" yet.

Microsoft held a meeting on March 16, and thousands of people attended to listen to what Satya Nadella and Jared Spataro had to say. Many people, including us, guessed that with the release of GPT-4, Microsoft would also announce its GPT-4 powered solutions for the 365 apps. Microsoft announced its newest AI features at the event and showcased how-to videos. However, the Microsoft 365 Copilot release date wasn't mentioned specifically.

In the official blog post, Microsoft says that only 20 customers are able to use the feature right now. The company is testing its new features with these 20 "privileged" customers and still working on bug fixes, improvements, etc. According to Microsoft, eight of these customers are in Fortune 500 enterprises. "We will be expanding these previews to customers more broadly in the coming months and will share more on new controls for IT admins so that they can plan with confidence to enable Copilot across their organizations," says the blog post.

Microsoft 365 Copilot release date is still not set, and we are currently waiting for an official announcement. As the quote taken directly from the official blog post shows, Microsoft's goal is to expand the preview to customers more broadly in the coming months.


Is Microsoft 365 Copilot free?

"We will share more about pricing and details in the coming months," says Microsoft in the official blog post. The exact price information is still unclear, and it could either be free or not. We will update you once the company shares more price information.

What features are on the way?

When we finally hit the Microsoft 365 release date for mass usage, we will be welcomed by many AI-powered solutions on the business apps like Excel, Word, Outlook, Teams, PowerPoint, etc. For example, it will help you separate important emails from others on Outlook and generate a whole new PowerPoint presentation from scratch according to your prompt.

Copilot is now integrated into Microsoft 365 and has two features: working alongside users in various apps and Business Chat. Business Chat uses natural language prompts and analyzes data to generate status updates. Recent GitHub data shows that Copilot increases productivity, saves time, and allows for more fulfilling work for developers who use it.

If you want to take a look at the tutorial videos and details on each business app, check out our "Microsoft 365 Copilot: What features does it have" article.


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  1. Some Dude said on March 19, 2023 at 11:42 am

    Are these articles AI generated?

    Now the duplicates are more obvious.

    1. boris said on March 19, 2023 at 11:48 pm

      This is below AI generated crap. It is copy of Microsoft Help website article without any relevant supporting text. Anyway you can find this information on many pages.

  2. Paul(us) said on March 20, 2023 at 1:32 am

    Yes, but why post the exact same article under a different title twice on the same day (19 march 2023), by two different writers?
    1.) Excel Keyboard Shortcuts by Trevor Monteiro.
    2.) 70+ Excel Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows by Priyanka Monteiro

    Why oh why?

    1. Clairvaux said on September 6, 2023 at 11:30 am

      Yeah. Tell me more about “Priyanka Monteiro”. I’m dying to know. Indian-Portuguese bot ?

  3. John G. said on August 18, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    Probably they will announce that the taskbar will be placed at top, right or left, at your will.

    Special event by they is a special crap for us.

  4. yanta said on August 18, 2023 at 11:59 pm

    If it’s Microsoft, don’t buy it.
    Better brands at better prices elsewhere.

  5. John G. said on August 20, 2023 at 4:22 am

    All new articles have zero count comments. :S

  6. Anonymous said on September 5, 2023 at 7:48 am

    WTF? So, If I add one photo to 5 albums, will it count 5x on my storage?
    It does not make any sense… on google photos, we can add photo to multiple albums, and it does not generate any additional space usage

    I have O365 until end of this year, mostly for onedrive and probably will jump into google one

  7. St Albans Digital Printing Inc said on September 5, 2023 at 11:53 am

    Photo storage must be kept free because customers chose gadgets just for photos and photos only.

  8. Anonymous said on September 5, 2023 at 12:47 pm

    What a nonsense. Does it mean that albums are de facto folders with copies of our pictures?

    1. GG said on September 6, 2023 at 8:24 am

      Sounds exactly like the poor coding Microsoft is known for in non-critical areas i.e. non Windows Core/Office Core.

      I imagine a manager gave an employee the task to create the album feature with hardly any time so they just copied the folder feature with some cosmetic changes.

      And now that they discovered what poor management results in do they go back and do the album feature properly?

      Nope, just charge the customer twice.

      Sounds like a go-getter that needs to be promoted for increasing sales and managing underlings “efficiently”, said the next layer of middle management.

  9. d3x said on September 5, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    When will those comments get fixed? Was every editor here replaced by AI and no one even works on this site?

  10. Scroogled said on September 5, 2023 at 10:47 pm

    Instead of a software company, Microsoft is now a fraud company.

  11. ard said on September 7, 2023 at 4:59 pm

    For me this is proof that Microsoft has a back-door option into all accounts in their cloud.
    quote “…… as the MSA key allowed the hacker group access to virtually any cloud account at Microsoft…..”

    so this MSA key which is available to MS officers can give access to all accounts in MS cloud.This is the backdoor that MS has into the cloud accounts. Lucky I never got any relevant files of mine in their (MS) cloud.

  12. Andy Prough said on September 7, 2023 at 6:52 pm

    >”Now You: what is your theory?”

    That someone handed an employee a briefcase full of cash and the employee allowed them access to all their accounts and systems.

    Anything that requires 5-10 different coincidences to happen is highly unlikely. Occam’s razor.

  13. TelV said on September 8, 2023 at 12:04 pm

    Good reason to never login to your precious machine with a Microsoft a/c a.k.a. as the cloud.

  14. Anonymous said on September 18, 2023 at 1:23 pm

    The GAFAM are always very careless about our software automatically sending to them telemetry and crash dumps in our backs. It’s a reminder not to send them anything when it’s possible to opt out, and not to opt in, considering what they may contain. And there is irony in this carelessness biting them back, even if in that case they show that they are much more cautious when it’s their own data that is at stake.

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