It’s the big tech news that everyone is talking about right now – Microsoft has released its latest AI marvel, Microsoft 365 Copilot.
Microsoft has already been integrating AI capabilities into Edge and Windows 11 throughout 2023, but the most significant development came in November, when the long-awaited Copilot for its range of Microsoft 365 apps began rolling out for enterprise customers.
The latest AI assistant is set to transform the way businesses operate, making a huge array of tasks more efficient and data-driven, as well as boosting creativity. It’s been described as a far more modern and useful version of the old-school Microsoft assistant, Clippy!
But what exactly can Microsoft 365 Copilot do and why is it such a big deal for businesses? Here’s the breakdown.
Unleash your data insights in Excel
In Excel, Copilot is your data maestro, uncovering key trends and sifting through huge swathes of dull data and turning them into visual masterpieces. For businesses with no shortage of data but the need for more actionable insights, it’s an indispensable tool.
Communicate effortlessly in Outlook
Sick of navigating a sea of emails every morning in Outlook? Copilot helps you efficiently summarise lengthy email chains, aids in crafting responses, and can even flag up any crucial messages you might’ve missed. There are times when we all feel like our emails are a never-ending task, but Copilot is here to lighten the load.
Collaborate like a pro in Teams
In Microsoft Teams, Copilot makes collaboration a breeze. It assists in agenda setting, organises discussion points, and formulates action plans. Its capability to generate meeting summaries is invaluable, especially for any team members who may have missed a meeting or two!
Become a wordsmith in Word
When it comes to document creation in Word, Copilot shines by aiding in drafting and rewriting sections, doing all the hard work and letting you chop and change as you see fit. It not only suggests improvements to the overall tone of writing, but also summarises lengthy blocks of text, ensuring all your documents are as polished and coherent as possible.
Elevate your presentations in Powerpoint
In Powerpoint, Copilot is not just a helper; it’s your creative partner. Need a quick summary of a lengthy presentation? Let Copilot do the heavy lifting for you. Allow Copilot to restructure your slides, and you decide if the changes work for you. It can even assist in building a presentation by generating slides or images with your organisation’s branding. Say goodbye to presentation stress and hello to impactful, visually appealing slides!
Although Copilot is still in its relatively early stages, the current rollout to enterprise customers marks a big step forward. Though not yet available to casual users, Microsoft promises a highly anticipated consumer release at a later date. For businesses in every industry, time is the most valuable commodity of all, and Microsoft 365 Copilot is the first step into a future where mundane tasks are automated, and insights are just a click away.
Find out more about Copilot here.
If you’re interested in learning more about how Microsoft Copilot can help you transform your business with AI, get in touch today to speak to one of our experts for an initial chat.