Make sure that all permissions are set correctly. Check that all technical requirements are met and assign Copilot licenses to your user.
All of these points are certainly part of rollout planning. However, they are not the only ones and, above all, the implementation is not done quickly for many companies.
In this article from September 21, 2023, it was announced that Microsoft 365 Copilot will be generally available on 1. November: https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2023/09/21/announcing-microsoft-copilot-your-everyday-ai-companion/
A classic public preview, as known from other products, was not available for Copilot. Therefore, the usual method of evaluating features with a small pilot group in the company, as soon as a feature is available as a public preview, was not available.
Currently, it is still the case that at least 300 licenses have to be purchased in order to use Microsoft 365 Copilot:
Copilot, Bing Chat Enterprise, Azure OpenAI – When to use what
- Bing Chat Enterprise is available to all users who have a Microsoft 365 E3/E5 license. Bing Chat Enterprise can also be used with Office Apps, SharePoint, Teams etc. via the features in the Microsoft Edge browser / Bing Sidebar. (How this works is described here for example: https://m365techtalk.blogspot.com/2023/08/bing-chat-enterprise-office-online.html )
- Approximately 20 - 30% of the employees get a Microsoft 365 Copilot license. These are mainly the so-called power users.
- Own solutions based on Azure OpenAI are only implemented for users and requirements where it is really about providing very specific solutions.
- Should the AI have access to own data? - If the answer is YES, the solution with Bing Chat Enterprise is not working
- Are the features of Microsoft 365 Copilot suitable to cover the requirements? - If the answer is NO, then the answer is to create your own solution based on Azure OpenAI and possibly customized LLMs.