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Personally Purchase and add Copilot to a Business License?

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My company supplies me with a fully licensed copy of O365. The license is appropriately used both on my corporate computer and my personal (home) computer. My company has deployed Copilot to a portion of the company but that does not include me.

 

I would like to add Copilot to my O365 account and pay for it personally. Is there any way to do this with my current configuration? [I am aware that I could purchase an additional O365 license but that would be wasteful and inefficient.]

 

Thank you for your assistance.

-bs

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For personal account, you can purchase Copilot Pro and use all the Copilot features.
But if you want cannot purchase directly for your company account.
While you can purchase Copilot Pro and use it in the desktop apps you need to be signed on with a Consumer not Business Account. Pro cannot talk to OneDrive for business or sign into those accounts. I have tested this on a Mac. Copilot works well when documents are not saved to business one drive but as soon as the file is saved to ODB locations Copilot will not summarize or interact with the document unless you have a Copilot subscription for the Business account.
best response confirmed by Bruce Sohn (Copper Contributor)
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Thanks Graham and Reachrj. Bottomline answer, as I suspected, is: No, it is not possible to personally pay to add Copilot to a business license.

I hope Microsoft considers changing this model. It is certainly possible to purchase add-ins, apps and other software to add to business licensed MS software. Likewise, I am sure there would be many who would want to add Copilot.
Agree, may be in future.
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best response confirmed by Bruce Sohn (Copper Contributor)
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Thanks Graham and Reachrj. Bottomline answer, as I suspected, is: No, it is not possible to personally pay to add Copilot to a business license.

I hope Microsoft considers changing this model. It is certainly possible to purchase add-ins, apps and other software to add to business licensed MS software. Likewise, I am sure there would be many who would want to add Copilot.

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