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Microsoft Copilot License Requirements

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Until yesterday I thought the basic requirements were Business Premium, M365 E3 or E5.
Now it seems that only Apps for Enterprise, M365 E3 or E5 go?

 

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Can someone from Microsoft share a clear outline of which license type provides Copilot?
E3, E5, add-on?

 

Basing my reply on: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-365-copilot/how-to-prepare-for-microsoft-365-copilo... "Copilot users must have either a Microsoft 365 E3 or E5 license [1] and an Azure Active Directory account". On top of that, users must be assigned a "Microsoft 365 Copilot license using the Microsoft 365 admin center (under Billing > Licenses)" So, it's an add-on license, but you can only add it on to E3 or E5.
At the bottom of that link, just check the footnotes.

Footnotes:
[1] For small and medium business (SMB) customers, Microsoft 365 Business Standard or Business Premium will be eligible base licenses. ​

So it seems you will be able to add Copilot to both Business Premium or Business Standard so long as you fall under their definiton of "Small or Medium Business" --> defined as businesses with less than 500 employees or having up to 250 PCs.
So it's an add-on license, but will there be a cost for it?

...and I'm hoping it doesn't require the "unified" E5 -- I have an Office E5 with MS 365 E5 "add-on features" at the moment.
Microsoft hasn't announced a cost, but everything indicates there will be a licence cost.
I'm not seeing a Copilot licence yet, is that screenshot from your tenant and where is your tenant based? USA?
Cheers
Tony
No, that's not my tenant. Screenshot from a webcast
I heard that CoPilot is supposed to be an addon license!!!
Has anyone on this thread seen a Copilot licence in the wild (I don't mean the Copilot that comes with Bing)?
Hey @PaVee - it's normal to include a /s when replying with sarcasm /s :)
And Microsoft adviced, to gain the most benefit in and from CoPilot, to also use a teams premium license. This was told like two weeks ago during an webinair.
Microsoft 365 Copilot will be available for enterprise customers on Nov. 1, 2023, along with Microsoft 365 Chat, a new AI assistant that will completely transform the way you work.

Source: https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2023/09/21/announcing-microsoft-copilot-your-everyday-ai-companion/

And a minimum of 300 seats???  

See attached....

 

 

@microsoftmicha 

Is that true :)

 

Anyway, thanks :)

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It's true and I posted a screenshot taken from the licensing documentation (in the small print) earlier on in this thread.
Thanks for letting us know :star:

Accessing Microsoft Copilot requires specific licenses: E3/E5 (Microsoft 365/Office 365), A5/A3 (Education), or Business Standard/Premium. Assign licenses via the setup guide in the Microsoft 365 admin center.

 

To learn more about Microsoft Copilot License Requirements visit O365CloudExperts.

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best response confirmed by microsoftmicha (Copper Contributor)
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It's true and I posted a screenshot taken from the licensing documentation (in the small print) earlier on in this thread.

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