Microsoft Copilot is on its way!

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Microsoft Copilot is on its way! Advanced AI has become a prominent term in cloud computing, generating significant excitement with the introduction of tools like ChatGPT and Bard. Developers are now in a race to incorporate advanced features into their applications, enabling tasks to be partially automated. These AI-based applications go beyond simple process automation, allowing users to write emails, generate follow-up checklists based on contact data, create websites, and even write scripts. Consequently, AI is rapidly transforming everyday office workflows.

One of the major players in the office application field is Microsoft, known for pioneering transformative technologies. The company is set to revolutionise Microsoft 365 with its latest tool, Microsoft 365 Copilot. This innovative tool aims to enhance users’ experience and maximise their utilisation of Microsoft 365 apps. Acting as an intelligent and personalised assistant, Copilot assists users in navigating and optimising their usage of M365.

In this article, we will delve into the details of Microsoft 365 Copilot and explore the key ways in which it will improve M365 apps and business workflows.

Introducing Microsoft 365 Copilot

Microsoft 365 Copilot is an AI-powered assistant designed to support users in their day-to-day tasks within M365 apps. It brings the functionality of a personal assistant directly into Office apps, enabling users to ask questions, seek assistance with tasks, and receive personalised recommendations. Copilot leverages the context of users’ usage patterns to deliver relevant responses.

Microsoft 365 Copilot is compatible with all M365 apps, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and more. Regardless of the task, Copilot is there to assist, whether working on a document, scheduling meetings, or collaborating with a team.

How Does Microsoft 365 Copilot Work?

Microsoft 365 Copilot utilises AI and machine learning to understand users’ needs and provide personalised help. By analysing data from users’ interactions with M365 apps, Copilot learns their usage patterns and offers recommendations tailored to their preferences.

For instance, if a user frequently utilises specific features in Excel, Copilot will take note of this and provide suggestions when it detects similar tasks being performed. When working on a presentation in PowerPoint and struggling with design, Copilot can offer design suggestions based on the company’s brand guidelines.

In addition to personalised assistance, Microsoft 365 Copilot can help with common tasks such as meeting scheduling and email management. Users can simply ask Copilot for help, request it to schedule a meeting or find an email from a specific person, and Copilot will take care of the rest.

The Importance of Microsoft 365 Copilot

Microsoft Copilot is significant as it empowers users to be more productive and efficient. By providing personalised support, the tool saves users time and reduces frustration.

Imagine working on a report in Word and struggling with table formatting. Instead of spending time searching for solutions or trying to figure it out independently, users can simply ask Microsoft 365 Copilot for help. Copilot can offer suggestions and even guide them through the process, ultimately saving time and minimising frustration.

Furthermore, Microsoft 365 Copilot helps users unlock the full potential of their M365 apps. Many users may not be aware of all the features and capabilities available, but with Copilot, they can discover new ways to work more efficiently and effectively.

Moreover, Copilot’s capabilities extend beyond basic assistance. For instance, if a user needs to update their team on a marketing strategy, they can ask Copilot to gather the necessary information from emails, chat threads, and meeting notes and create a comprehensive update. Copilot can also generate a first draft of a meeting agenda or presentation by accessing existing M365 documents and content.

Benefits of Using Microsoft 365 Copilot

Personalised Help

Microsoft 365 Copilot provides personalised assistance based on users’ usage patterns and preferences. Users receive the help they need without having to search for solutions independently.

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Microsoft 365 Copilot saves users time on common tasks such as meeting scheduling and document formatting. It can handle information-gathering tasks, such as summarising meeting notes, significantly reducing the time spent searching for information. On average, knowledge workers spend 2.5 hours per day searching for information.

Reduced Frustration

Microsoft 365 Copilot helps alleviate frustration by providing solutions when users encounter difficulties in completing tasks. Whether it’s an Excel chart or table, Copilot can assist users by executing the task on their behalf, eliminating the need for them to figure it out independently.

Improved Productivity

Microsoft Copilot goes beyond traditional business app capabilities. For example, users can request Copilot to create a presentation in PowerPoint based on a specific document or ask it to find suitable Microsoft stock photos and insert them. The potential impact on office productivity is immense.

Availability of Microsoft 365 Copilot

As of now, Microsoft has not announced an official release date for Microsoft 365 Copilot. However, the tool is currently being tested with a limited number of users, indicating its release is imminent.

Enhance Your Microsoft 365 Experience and Security

If you require assistance with Microsoft 365 setup or security, don’t hesitate to contact our team of cloud app experts. We are here to help you maximise your Microsoft 365 value and security.

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