Bytes Blog: Bytes are the Number 1 Partner for Copilot for Microsoft 365

Wednesday 7th February 2024

Writer: Kathryn Piper, Editors: Simon Dobbs, Nathan Miller, John Gorton


Bytes are thrilled to announce that we’re the official Number 1 Copilot for Microsoft 365 Partner in the U.K! Since the release of Copilot for Microsoft 365, our specialists have been working with customers across industries and sectors to support them on their journey to Copilot for Microsoft 365, insuring a smooth transition and successful integration of AI into their businesses. We now have over 150 happy Copilot for Microsoft 365 customers, and interest continues to grow each day, with more and more organisations diving into the future and embracing the power and potential of AI technology.

“Bytes are a guiding force in the rapid adoption of Microsoft Copilot. We are bringing our heritage of Microsoft expertise to support AI readiness, unpack use cases, and propel customer success. The Copilot conversation is giving us more engagement to inspire, shape, and support the opportunities that exist in every customer journey.” Jack Watson, Managing Director at Bytes

Copilot for Microsoft 365: Licensing and accessibility – What you need to know

Copilot for Microsoft 365 is now available for organisations of all sizes, with no minimum seat requirement. This follows an update made on the 15th of January, where Microsoft outlined their aspirations to make Copilot more widely accessible for a larger breadth of organisations. The update included:

  • Copilot for Microsoft 365 is now generally available for small businesses with M365 Business Premium.
  • Business Standard Customers can purchase between 1 and 300 seats for $30 per person per month.
  • The 300-seat purchase minimum for commercial plans was removed.
  • Copilot for Microsoft 365 was made available for Microsoft 365 E3 and E5 customers.
  • Commercial customers can now purchase Copilot for Microsoft 365 through the Bytes Cloud Dashboard under CSP.

Read more on this announcement.

Watch our latest on-demand webinar for further updates.

How can your business benefit from Copilot for Microsoft 365?

Your employees can ease digital overload and prevent burnout, through combing powerful large language models and insights from Microsoft Graph, to assist you with any of your day-to-day tasks. Take your creativity to new heights, develop your writing, draft, edit, and summarise with ease. Plus, the best part is, you can do all of this while resting assured that your data is protected by a comprehensive suite of enterprise security and compliance tools.

Just a few of the benefits include:

  • Work across familiar and favourite M365 apps, including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and more!
  • Remove the strain of monotonous, mundane tasks, so you have more time to focus on the things that really matter!
  • Boost productivity, drive creativity, and inspire innovation in your business!
  • Work with peace of mind knowing that Microsoft is committed to responsible AI, plus ensuring your data is isolated and fully in your control.

How can Bytes help you get started?

As a Solutions Partner for Microsoft Cloud, having attained all 6 available designations for: Business Applications, Data & AI, Digital & App Innovation, Infrastructure, Security, and Modern Workplace, Bytes are in the best position to help you. Copilot for Microsoft 365 is not an ‘out of the box’ product, as an early adopter of Copilot for Microsoft 365, and one of the few Microsoft Copilot Jumpstart Partners, Bytes can offer you rich insights, real stories, and suggestions for implementing best practices to maximise investments, that you can’t get elsewhere.

Our 4-step methodology will ensure your journey to AI is successful: Advisory, Readiness, Deployment, Adoption & Change Management.

We have multiple workshops and engagements we can offer to get you started, such as:

  • Microsoft 365 Copilot Workshop – Aimed at Senior BDM’s, Managers, End-users, LOB leaders and ITDMs. This three-phase engagement will help you assess your needs, prioritise Copilot scenarios, and define actionable roadmaps.
  • Data Security Workshop – We will review default classification, make required modifications, create and test required custom classifications, and create data loss prevention policies.
  • Data Structure Workshop – We will review your current data structure and flag any sensitive data, create a high-level plan to explain how we’ll restructure data if required, and finally make the agreed changes.
  • Zero Trust Workshop – We’ll verify explicitly, use least privilege access, and assume breach to identify which devices belong and block those that don’t.
  • Copilot Deployment Voucher – Bytes are 1 of only 10 Partners able to potentially claim funding to help you deploy Copilot. Be it a completely bespoke professional service, one of our workshops, or a combination of both. Work with us to help you utilise Copilot effectively.

Resources to browse:

Bytes are committed to ensuring that you have access to all the knowledge and insights you need to make the best decisions for your business when it comes to AI and Copilot. Here are some resources we’ve put together for you to browse:

Ready to get started?

If you’re ready to engage with Bytes on your Microsoft Copilot journey, please email [email protected] or speak to your Bytes Account Manager today!

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