Microsoft Adds AI-Based Copilots to Office Apps for a Fee

Pretty much every business software vendor has added some flavor of generative AI-based assistance to its interface, and Snapchat reports seven million users pay $3.99 per month for gen-AI in Snapchat+.  But Microsoft has taken it up a notch by charging $20 per month for “Copilot Pro”, which expands gen-AI in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, and OneNote, and a $30 per month “Copilot for Microsoft 365” for businesses.  You can just see the dollar signs dancing in their eyes.