Microsoft has announced intentions to broaden the reach of its OneDrive generative AI assistant to anyone who use OneDrive on the web.
This week, the business said on its Microsoft 365 Roadmap website that Copilot will be available to OneDrive web users in May.
This new feature will require a subscription to Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365.
In January 2024, the company announced that Copilot for Microsoft 365 is now generally available to all enterprises. Adding Copilot to a Microsoft 365 business plan costs $30 per month per person.
Microsoft has been paying a lot more attention to its OneDrive cloud storage services in the last few months.
In October 2023, the company first announced its plans for “OneDrive 3.0” with a new user interface and features including a new People hub that organizes cloud files based on the people that have shared them with the user.
That new design started rolling out for personal users of OneDrive earlier this week, and it will continue through the month of February.
Microsoft also rolled out its new OneDrive app for Teams users in December. It includes many of the same new features the company revealed in October, including the People hub, along with the Shared View section, which lets users see any stored file that’s been shared by someone else with you, along with the For You hub, which shows off any AI-recommended files you might have stored on your account.