Microsoft 365 Copilot Pricing Announced.

Microsoft 365 Copilot will be available for $30 pu/pm for all Microsoft 365 Business Standard, Business Premium, E3 and E5 customers. As of today, no launch date has been communicated.

Users will also need to have an Azure AD account. Furthermore, the users Microsoft 365 Apps must be on “Current Channel” or the “Monthly Enterprise Channel” to access Copilot.

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Microsoft Sales Copilot.

Organisations can unlock sales productivity with Copilot functionality and CRM data from Salesforce, Dynamics 365, or other platforms within Microsoft 365.

Sales Copilot features include the creation of contextual emails based on Dynamics 365 sales data, the provision of summaries after combining customer data from Outlook, Teams, and Dynamics 365.

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Microsoft 365 Marketing and Customer Insights.

Microsoft have made the decision to unify Dynamics 365 Marketing & Customer Insights which will be purchased as a single license to simplify licensing & support usage as organisations grow.

Whilst Dynamics 365 Customer Insights hasn't undergone a name change, this new package will combine both the 'Dynamics 365 Customer Insights – Journeys' (formerly Dynamics 365 Marketing) and 'Dynamics 365 Customer Insights – Data' (formerly the standalone Dynamics 365 Customer Insights).

For now, these applications can still be purchased separately but from the 1st of September 2023 - new customers will only be able to purchase the new 'Dynamics 365 Customer Insights' offering.

This will still be purchased as a tenant and not per user. Existing customers will also be able to renew their licensing for one contractual cycle before transitioning but must be made before 1st September 2024.

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Bing Chat Enterprise.

Organisations will have access to Bing Chat Enterprise included at no extra cost for Microsoft 365 Business Standard, Business Premium, E3 or E5 customers. This has been rolled out in July in preview.

In future, Bing Chat Enterprise will be available as a stand-alone subscription for $5 pu/pm.

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Azure OpenAI Expanded Capability.

Microsoft expands the availability of Azure OpenAI Service to Western Europe. The Azure AI model catalogue, which is currently in public preview, empowers developers to apply AI to their applications.

Power Apps Name Change.

‘Per User’ license has been changed to ‘Premium’ license.

There aren’t any functionality differences on this, just a simple case of a name change.

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Power Automate.

Microsoft have removed the following licenses: ‘Per User’ & ‘Per Flow’ along with the ‘Per user with attended RPA plan’ & ‘Unattended RPA add-on.’

Microsoft have now introduced ‘Premium’ & ‘Process’ licenses along with the ‘Process Mining add-on’ and keeping the ‘Hosted RPA add-on.’

‘Power Automate Premium’ has essentially replaced the ‘Per User Plan with attended RPA’ but also comes with entitlements for Process mining (instead of taking the old price tag of the ‘per user with attended RPA,’ it has been priced on the cheaper old ‘per user’ plan).

‘Power Automate Process’ is a single bot license where you will be able to license a single flow OR one unattended RPA for unlimited users within the organisation.

This replaces the ‘Per Flow’ license and the ‘unattended RPA add-on’ that you used to have to purchase on top of the per flow license.

The ‘Per Flow’ plan did have a minimum order quantity of 5 licenses. (This no longer exists for the ‘Process license’).

‘Power Automate Process Mining add-on’ is licensed per tenant. This is an add-on license for users with Premium that require the extra capacity for process mining. (Each Premium per user license gets 50mb of Process Mining included).

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Windows 365 Frontline is Generally Available.

Microsoft announced that Windows 365 Frontline is generally available. Users need to be licensed with Windows 11 Enterprise, Microsoft Intune and Azure Active Directory Premium Plan 1, and Window 365 Frontline plans start at $42 per 3 users per month.

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Visio App in Teams.

In July 2021, the Visio Web App was made available for users with Microsoft 365 Business Basic, Standard, Premium, Office 365 E1, E3, E5 and F3, Microsoft 365 F3, E3, E5, and Microsoft 365 Apps for Business and Enterprise licences.

Microsoft have announced a new Visio app for Teams available for users to view, edit and create Visio files without leaving Teams. If a user is licensed with Visio Plan 1/Plan 2 then that's the functionality available to them in the Teams app, otherwise it's the Visio Web App functionality for those users licensed with the Office/Microsoft 365 licences listed above.