Microsoft Bing Chat Enterprise (now Microsoft Copilot): The complete guide

Microsoft Copilot (Bing Chat Enterprise): What is it?

Microsoft Copilot (previously called Bing Chat Enterprise) is a powerful AI-driven chat solution in Microsoft’s search engine Bing. It is designed to prioritize data protection for businesses and seamlessly integrates GPT-4 technology. This ensures a secure environment for your organization’s searches. To access Microsoft Copilot (Bing Chat Enterprise), go to https://copilot.microsoft.com. It is built on OpenAI’s ChatGPT model and is capable of answering questions based on today’s information. It offers enterprise-level security, privacy, compliance, and responsible AI to ensure that your data is processed within your Microsoft 365 tenant.

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Microsoft Copilot Features

Some of the features of Microsoft Copilot (Bing Chat Enterprise) include:

  • Complete, verifiable answers with citations.
  • Visual answers that include graphs and charts.
  • All-around security and privacy for your organization’s data and sensitive information.
  • Ability to answer questions, create content, and reason over data.
  • Commercial data protection enforced when any eligible user is signed in with Microsoft Entra ID.
  • AI-powered image creation and recommendations using DALL-E 3.
  • Ability to scan uploaded images and answer based on them.
  • Generate responses using GPT-4 Turbo, enabling you to tackle more complex and longer tasks (coming early 2024).
  • Inline Compose with rewrite menu – Select the text you want to change and ask Copilot to rewrite it for you (coming early 2024).
  • Code Interpreter – perform complex tasks such as more accurate calculations, coding, data analysis, visualization, math and more (coming early 2024).
  • Deep Search expands search queries into more comprehensive descriptions to deliver more relevant results (coming early 2024).

Bing Chat Enterprise Mobile

 

Microsoft Copilot is now activated

Effective August 17, 2023, Microsoft Copilot for enterprises (previously introduced as Bing Chat Enterprise) is available and automatically activated for Microsoft 365 E5/E3, Microsoft 365 Business Premium/Standard customers at no additional cost. It is also available as a standalone license.

Microsoft Bing Chat Enterprise now activated

How can I turn Microsoft Copilot (Bing Chat Enterprise) off?

Global Admins or Search Admins can activate or deactivate Copilot (Bing Chat Enterprise) for their organization. To do so, they need to visit: https://aka.ms/TurnOffBCE. For this change to take effect, it may take 2-4 hours.

 

Microsoft Copilot (Bing Chat Enterprise) is included in the following Microsoft 365 plans at no additional costs:

  • Microsoft 365 E3 & Microsoft 365 E5
  • Microsoft 365 Business Standard & Microsoft 365 Business Premium
  • Microsoft 365 A3 & Microsoft 365 A5 for faculty licenses
  • Microsoft 365 F3 (effective December 1, 2023)
  • Microsoft Copilot will be added to more Entra ID users over time.

 

Microsoft Copilot (Bing Chat Enterprise): Differences to normal Copilot (Bing Chat)

Compared to Copilot (Bing Chat), in Microsoft Copilot for enterprises (Bing Chat Enterprise), user and business data is protected and chat data is not saved. Microsoft has no eye-on access to data, and chat data is not used to train the underlying models.

Employees using Microsoft Copilot for enterprises (Bing Chat Enterprise) sign in to https://www.bing.com/chat or https://copilot.microsoft.com with their work accounts. While Bing Chat Enterprise aims to match consumer features, it initially lacks support for chat history and plugin integration. In the meantime, Bing Image Creator, Visual Search in Chat and the Bing mobile app became available.

 

How do I know, if I am using the data-secure version of Copilot?

You will see this green message: “Your personal and company data are protected in this chat“.

Microsoft Copilot Data Secure

 

FAQ

What is Bing Chat Enterprise? Bing Chat Enterprise is your AI-powered chat for work, providing you with access to better answers, greater efficiency, and new ways to be creative. You can use Bing Chat Enterprise to research industry insights, analyze data, look for inspiration, and more, without compromising your data privacy and security.

How can I activate Bing Chat Enterprise for my organization? You can activate Bing Chat Enterprise for your organization by following the instructions in this technical documentation. Bing Chat Enterprise is included at no additional cost in Microsoft 365 E3, E5, Business Standard, and Business Premium. There is a standalone offering available for USD5 per user, per month.

How does Bing Chat Enterprise protect my data? User and business data in Bing Chat Enterprise are protected and will not leak outside the organization. Chat data is not saved, and Microsoft has no eyes-on access, which means no one can view your data. Chat data is also not used to train the models.

How can I access Bing Chat Enterprise? You can access Bing Chat Enterprise using your work account wherever Bing Chat is supported—Bing.com/chat and the Microsoft Edge sidebar. You can also access Bing Chat Enterprise on mobile devices through the Microsoft Edge app (iOS and Android).

What can I do with Bing Chat Enterprise? You can do a lot of things with Bing Chat Enterprise, such as creating content, analyzing data, learning skills, writing code, and more. You can also ask Bing Chat Enterprise to help you with specific tasks, such as summarizing a document, comparing products, generating a graph, or finding a synonym.

How is Bing Chat Enterprise different from Bing Chat? Bing Chat Enterprise is designed for work, while Bing Chat is designed for the web. Bing Chat Enterprise provides you with AI-powered chat for work with commercial data protection, while Bing Chat provides you with AI-powered chat for the web with web data. Bing Chat Enterprise is grounded in web data and provides complete, verifiable answers with citations, along with visual answers that include graphs, charts, and images.

How is Bing Chat Enterprise different from Copilot for Microsoft 365? Bing Chat Enterprise is a part of Copilot for Microsoft 365, which is a suite of AI-powered tools that help you work smarter and faster. Copilot for Microsoft 365 includes Bing Chat Enterprise, Microsoft Sales Copilot, and Microsoft Viva Learning and much more. It is priced at USD30 per user, per month for Microsoft 365 E3, E5, A3, A5 (staff only) customers.

What is Microsoft Sales Copilot? Microsoft Sales Copilot is a role-based copilot for sales professionals to increase productivity and personalize every customer interaction so they can close more deals. Microsoft Sales Copilot helps you with tasks such as finding leads, creating proposals, scheduling meetings, and following up.

What is Microsoft Viva Learning? Microsoft Viva Learning is a learning experience platform that helps you discover and access learning content from a variety of sources, such as LinkedIn Learning, Microsoft Learn, your organization’s learning management system, and more. Microsoft Viva Learning helps you build skills and grow your career.

Where can I learn more about Bing Chat Enterprise and Copilot for Microsoft 365? Contact SCHNEIDER IT MANAGEMENT for a quote.

Where is Bing Chat Enterprise available? Bing Chat Enterprise is available in the same places where Bing Chat is available—in over 160 regions. It is not available in China (excluding Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan) and Russia, but both the Simplified Chinese and Russian languages are supported.

Can I use Bing Chat Enterprise with any browser? Bing Chat Enterprise supports Edge (desktop and mobile) and Chrome (desktop). Support for other browsers is coming soon.

Is Bing Chat Enterprise accessible via API? No, API isn’t supported.

Can IT admins monitor or audit activity or usage in Bing Chat Enterprise? Can they see my search history? No, this isn’t currently supported. Microsoft doesn’t provide tools for IT admins to access chat history nor do we retain chat history in Bing Chat Enterprise. However, users of Bing Chat Enterprise may be subject to other methods of monitoring available to IT admins such as internal logging, device or network logs, etc. on their company network or devices.

 

More information

For the announcement of Microsoft Bing Chat Enterprise, please visit: https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2023/07/18/furthering-our-ai-ambitions-announcing-bing-chat-enterprise-and-microsoft-365-copilot-pricing/.

For the product page of Bing Chat Enterprise, please visit: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/bing/chat-enterprise.

For useful software licensing information on Microsoft licensing programs, please visit: https://www.schneider.im/software/microsoft/.

Please contact us for free expert consultancy on your specific Microsoft agreements and to request a quote.

 

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