Chapman University Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) is pleased to announce the availability of Bing Chat Enterprise, which is the enterprise offering of ChatGPT-based generative AI technology from Microsoft. Keep reading for more details and a list of frequently asked questions.

Bing Chat Enterprise provides the benefits of a paid ChatGPT Plus subscription combined with data protection not available to individual users. IS&T is allowing information in the moderate tier of the data risk classification matrix to be used in Bing Chat Enterprise. As a reminder, all other public generative AI services are only suitable for the low tier per the published guidelines.

How do I get started with Bing Chat Enterprise?

Visit our Bing Chat Enterprise page for detailed steps on accessing Bing Chat Enterprise.    

Who has access to Bing Chat Enterprise?

All full-time faculty and staff should automatically have the appropriate license to access Bing Chat Enterprise. Part-time faculty may request a license by contacting the IS&T Service Desk or visiting for automated self enrollment.

Note that students are not eligible for Bing Chat Enterprise but can access the full version of Bing Chat, minus the data protection, by using a free personal Microsoft account.

What is the difference between ChatGPT and Bing Chat?

ChatGPT was created by a company called OpenAI. Microsoft is a primary investor with an exclusive license to run the ChatGPT technology on their systems. Both run on Microsoft servers under the hood. Other differences include: 

  • ChatGPT does not include newer data facts in its results, whereas Bing Chat will search the web for more recent, relevant data. 
  • The free version of ChatGPT runs a less sophisticated model (GPT 3.5 Turbo), whereas Bing Chat includes the latest GPT 4 model when selecting the “Creative” option. 

What about ChatGPT for Enterprise, Google Bard, or other commercial options?

IS&T will continue to assess new tools as they become available on the market.

OpenAI has put Chapman University on its waitlist for the ChatGPT Enterprise product, and we will assess their offering once they reach out to us.

Google Bard does not have an enterprise offering that provides data protection. Other workplace productivity tools, including Microsoft Copilot and Google Duet, will continue to be evaluated as they are released to the market.      


Thank you, 

Chapman University Information Systems and Technology (IS&T)