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Copilot for Microsoft 365 Enhances Global Accessibility with New Language Options

Microsoft's AI assistant Copilot for Microsoft 365 now supports 16 new languages, making it more globally accessible.

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has officially broadened the linguistic capabilities of Copilot for Microsoft 365 by incorporating support for an additional 16 languages. This significant enhancement aims to bolster the global accessibility and usability of the assistant, initially launched in November 2023 for enterprise customers. Following its introduction, the service was extended to businesses of all sizes in early 2024, marking a pivotal step in Microsoft's commitment to fostering inclusive digital environments.

Enhanced Features and Accessibility

Copilot for , a service priced at $30 per month per user on an annual basis for business users, integrates generative AI features into popular applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The recent update not only extends the service's linguistic diversity but also promises to refine its understanding of colloquial expressions and linguistic conventions across different languages. Microsoft's ongoing efforts to enhance Copilot's language capabilities are evident, with the company encouraging users to provide actionable feedback to further improve the service.

New Copilot for Microsoft 365 Laguages

  • Arabic
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • Hebrew
  • Hungarian
  • Korean
  • Norwegian (Bokmal)
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Russian
  • Swedish
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian

In a recent development, Microsoft announced direct support for Copilot for Microsoft 365 on Windows 11 desktops in February, followed by the scheduled addition of support for higher education customers on May 1. Furthermore, a private preview program focusing on commercial data protection is set to be available for schools with students younger than 18 years old later in the spring of 2024, underscoring Microsoft's dedication to safeguarding user data across diverse educational settings.

Future Prospects and Developments

Microsoft's blog post reveals plans to address a few remaining issues before adding support for the Chinese (Traditional) language to Copilot for Microsoft 365, indicating a forward-looking approach to expanding the service's language roster. The company's commitment to continuously refining Copilot's language capabilities and expanding the list of supported languages showcases a proactive stance in adapting to the evolving needs of its global user base.

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