What is Microsoft 365 Copilot?
Microsoft recently announced the release of Microsoft 365
Copilot, a tool that combines the power of large language models with your data
in the Microsoft Graph to provide the most powerful productivity tool on the
planet. The tool is integrated into Microsoft 365 in two ways, working
alongside users, embedded in the Microsoft 365 apps like Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams to help unleash creativity, unlock productivity
and upskill users. Copilot in Word writes, edits, summarizes, and creates right
alongside users. In Excel, it analyzes and explores data, while in PowerPoint,
it helps users turn ideas into stunning presentations.
How Can You Use Copilot?
In Outlook, Copilot works to reduce the amount of time spent
on email triage, summarize lengthy email threads with multiple people, and
respond to emails using prompts, making it easier to communicate faster and
better. Copilot in Teams takes the work out of working together by helping
users run more effective meetings, get up to speed on the conversation, and
organize key discussion points. Business Chat, an entirely new experience,
works across Microsoft 365 apps and users’ data, allowing users to
give natural language prompts and generate a status update based on the
morning’s meetings, emails, and chat threads.
Experience the Power of AI
Microsoft 365 Copilot aims to reinvent productivity for
everyone by freeing users to focus on the most important work and less on the
busy work. It combines the power of language models with the user’s data,
making it easy to prompt Copilot with natural language prompts, and provide
users with the tools they need to make better decisions and upskill themselves.
Recent data from GitHub indicates that among developers who have used GitHub
Copilot, 88% say they are more productive, 77% say the tool helps them spend
less time searching for information, and 74% say they can focus their efforts
on more satisfying work.
By using Microsoft 365 Copilot, users as well as small and medium sized business can expect to see an increase in productivity, improved writing, and analysis skills, a reduction in email triage time, and an easier and more efficient way to communicate with
others. With Copilot, users can focus on the tasks that ignite their creativity
and spark joy while leaving the busy work to the tool. Microsoft 365 Copilot
has the potential to revolutionize the way people work, making work more
enjoyable and efficient.