Copilot for Microsoft 365, available for students starting April 1, and it’s not a prank

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At the Reimagine Education 2024 event, Microsoft announced innovative ways to use its AI tools to explore new possibilities, establish strong foundations, and prepare students for the future.

One of them was the introduction of Copilot to the additional educational audience. Microsoft Copilot with commercial data protection is available with all the Microsoft 365 Education offers, including the zero-cost license.

Earlier, Microsoft announced the availability of Microsoft Copilot with commercial data protection to all faculty users and to higher education students ages 18+.

Now, a private preview program for Copilot with commercial data protection will be available for students younger than 18 starting in the Spring of 2024.

Microsoft announced:

Starting April 1, 2024, Copilot for Microsoft 365 will be available for higher education institutions to purchase as an add-on for their students aged 18+.

To be able to access it, a student must have Microsoft 365 or Office 365 A3/A5 licenses.

Microsoft further mentioned in the post:

Integration across Microsoft 365 applications provides seamless performance, so you can: 

  • Stay on top of all your chats, remote classes, meetings, and calls with Microsoft Teams.
  • Create, comprehend, and elevate your documents in Microsoft Word. 
  • Keep up with your inbox and manage follow-ups in Microsoft Outlook.
  • Turn your inspiration into stunning presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint. 
  • Analyze, comprehend, and visualize data with ease in Microsoft Excel. 

The company also ensures that Copilot’s commercial and academic version comes with a Customer Copyright Commitment, meaning the users won’t have to worry about copyright claims while using the services.

Apart from this, Microsoft also announced the introduction of free AI features to streamline teachers’ tasks along with The Microsoft Education AI Toolkit.

Furthermore, the Redmond tech giant also introduced new updates to  Learning Accelerators and Teams for Education.

Additionally, they also mentioned in the event that Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, a feature specially designed for protecting student devices, will soon be available at a discounted price to Microsoft 365 A5 customers.  

If you want to watch the complete event, you can watch it here. What are your thoughts on this matter? Share your opinions in the comments section below.

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