In continuation of our exploration into Microsoft's Artificial Intelligence (AI) offerings, we delve into Bing Chat for Enterprise, a distinct offering from the recently discussed Microsoft 365 Chat and Copilot. This innovation stems from Microsoft's collaboration with OpenAI, the creators of ChatGPT.
Bing Chat, available to the broader consumer base with a standard Windows Live account, has been a free gateway to conversational AI, offering interactions via text and images powered by Chat GPT and DALL-E 3. However, Bing Chat for Enterprise is tailored for Office 365 users, ensuring your conversations and shared details remain securely within your company's tenancy, mitigating the risk of data leakage.
Unlike the consumer version, Bing Chat for Enterprise is integrated within the 365 suite, manifesting as a part of Microsoft's concerted effort to provide robust AI tools for professional use. With its launch coinciding with Copilot's pricing announcement, it's a clear indication of Microsoft's commitment to enriching its AI portfolio for enterprise users.
The hallmark of Bing Chat for Enterprise is its 'Protected' badge, a symbol of assurance that your personal and company data remain secure in this chat environment. This feature comes at no extra cost for users with Microsoft 365 E3, E5, Business Standard, Business Premium, A3, or A5 plans. The emphasis here is on safeguarding commercial data. Rest assured, the confidentiality of your chat data is paramount; your chat data is protected, chat history is not saved or accessible to anybody at Microsoft and is not used to train the models.
Here’s a glimpse of what Bing Chat for Enterprise brings to the table:
- Delivers complete, verifiable answers with citations, coupled with visual answers encompassing graphs, charts, and images.
- Grounded in web data, aligning with Microsoft's AI principles, ensuring user and business data protection.
- Unlike Microsoft 365 Chat, Bing Chat for Enterprise is rooted in web data, designed to provide verifiable answers and meet commercial customers' compliance needs.
Bing Chat for Enterprise is already available in preview, bundled at no additional cost with specified Microsoft 365 plans, and will be available as a standalone offering at $5 per user with UK Pricing to be announced soon, per month in the future.
The advent of Bing Chat for Enterprise is a testament to the evolving AI landscape within the Microsoft ecosystem, each offering tailored to meet distinct user needs and organisational requirements.
As we inch closer to the official launch, preparing your environment for Bing Chat for Enterprise is essential to leverage its full potential. If you’re pondering on how Artificial Intelligence can be seamlessly integrated into your existing systems, or how it can bolster your team's productivity, we're here to assist. Our ‘Copilot readiness workshop’ is designed to enable organisations to fully comprehend and prepare for this new era of workplace AI. Keen to learn more? Reach out below, and we’ll be in touch!
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