How to Get the New Copilot Features for Microsoft 365

The new tools include priority access to GPT-4 Turbo and extra image generation in Microsoft Designer.

The roll-out of AI features to popular platforms continues, as Microsoft announced that it would be adding even more Copilot functionality to the Microsoft 365 service.

Thanks to its partnership with OpenAI, Microsoft got off to a hot start in the AI race, integrating the technology into platforms before many of its competitors. However, the company stalled a bit recently, with some users noting that Copilot isn't up to snuff compared to other AI chatbots on the market.

Microsoft is now banking on the integration of Copilot into its many platform to get on the good side of its users, and honestly, it just might work.

What Copilot Features Are Coming to Microsoft 365?

Announced in a company blog post, Microsoft 365 is reportedly adding a number of Copilot features that will enable the service to take advantage of more AI functionality. Here are the AI features coming to Microsoft 365:

Priority access to GPT-4 Turbo

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While Microsoft has its own chatbot in Copilot, the service is still largely powered by ChatGPT from OpenAI. However, with so many different iterations, it's hard to say which version of the popular chatbot users are getting when they login to Microsoft 365.

Now, you can be assured you're getting one of the best versions, as Microsoft 365 users will get priority access to GPT-4 Turbo, so you can use the service even during peak times. Even better, users will get unlimited chats, so you won't have to worry about wasting your precious questions on a day-to-day basis.

Microsoft Copilot GPT 4 Turbo

Additional image generation in Microsoft Designer

As you likely know at this point, generative AI is about more than just words. Some of these platforms are top AI image generators, with the ability to take even the simplest prompt and turn it into art. Unfortunately, many have limits on how many images you can create per day.

Luckily, for Microsoft 365 users, that limit just got a lot more reasonable, as this new update will increase the limit from 15 to 100 per day on Microsoft Designer. That's right, you can use the DALL-E 3 powered image generator to create anything your heart desires.

How to Get These New Features Today

If you want access to these new Copilot features in Microsoft 365 as soon as possible, we don't blame you. While somewhat basic, these small updates can seriously improve your overall experience on the platform.

Fortunately, Microsoft noted that “starting today,” users will have get the priority access to GPT-4 Turbo on Copilot. Unfortunately, though, the increased limit for Microsoft Designer will be “starting next month,” so you'll have to be patient.

As for the how, just make sure your platform is up to date with the latest software, and you'll get all the upgrades and changes immediately.

Is Copilot a Good AI Chatbot?

The battle for AI dominance is heating up, with more and more competitors joining the fray. On top of that, the current options are updating their services on what feels like a daily basis, making the race to the top that much more exciting.

So, is Copilot one of the best AI chatbots? Our research found that it lacks some of the advanced functionality of ChatGPT and Google Gemini, and users have found it to simply be not as good as competitors at responding to queries.

Still, it's further integration with Microsoft 365 and other Microsoft services could prove its winning strategy, as businesses will be able to utilize it across the platform. Suffice to say, it's still too early to call a winner, but Microsoft continues to make its case as a viable solution.

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