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Introducing Copilot for Microsoft 365

Microsoft recently unveiled Copilot for Microsoft 365, an intuitive AI companion rooted in your data and integrated into your Microsoft 365 apps. After successful early-access testing at major companies, it is now available to everyone and promises to change the way you work forever.

What is Copilot for Microsoft 365?

Copilot for Microsoft 365 actively enhances productivity within the suite of Microsoft 365 apps like Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, and more to boost productivity, save time, and make work easier for every user. It leverages your data to learn your work patterns and provides personalised, context-aware support. Unlike other AI models, such as GPT-4 and the free version of Copilot, that solely rely on web searches, Copilot for Microsoft 365 has access to your company files and understands your role.

Copilot for Microsoft 365 learns about you, what your role is, and what your company does. It then uses this context to streamline workflows and provide smart support that helps automate time-consuming tasks. For example, you can ask it to summarise the emails you missed while on annual leave, turn a Word document into a PowerPoint presentation, or even quickly find an internal file on SharePoint. 

What Microsoft 365 apps are compatible with Copilot?

It works across all the Microsoft 365 apps, including:  

  • Outlook 
  • Word 
  • PowerPoint 
  • Excel 
  • OneNote 
  • SharePoint 
  • Teams 
  • Chat  

What can it do?

The possibilities are seemingly limitless, from turning Word documents into PowerPoint presentations, generating transcripts from meetings you missed, summarising calls and highlighting points of action, to sorting data in Excel, locating files anywhere in your Microsoft environment, drafting content and answering quick-fire questions about data and files. 

Copilot for Microsoft 365 is designed to be intuitive and help you:

Boost Productivity

A staggering 70% of users said they were more productive thanks to the AI companion. If your productivity is hindered by mundane tasks and admin, Copilot for Microsoft 365 can help you achieve more without the added effort.

Save Time

Copilot gives users time back so they can focus on more important tasks. Users reported average daily time savings of 14 minutes (that’s 1.2 hours a week). In fact, 22% of users reported time savings of more than 30 minutes per day. 

Drive Creativity

Copilot isn’t designed to stifle your creativity or replace you; it’s designed to help and inspire, and it does just that, with 57% of users saying it made them more creative.  

Real-World Copilot Successes

Not convinced? Here are some real-word user stats:

  • 73% of respondents reported increased task efficiency.
  • 84% of respondents found it easier to take action post-meetings.
  • 75% of respondents benefited from time savings by quickly locating files.
  • 68% of respondents observed improved work quality.
  • 67% of respondents experienced time savings, allowing them to focus on more important tasks.

How does it work?

It combines your business data that is stored in Microsoft Graph with the power of large language models (LLMs) to provide answers that are grounded in work data. Copilot uses this data to ask the LLM to structure an answer, and it will also scour the internet with data. This means it can make intuitive decisions with the benefit of context, as sought from open-ended prompts. 

Interested?

Are you ready to improve productivity, automate workflows, and increase focus time? Download our eGuide for more comprehensive insights into Copilot for Microsoft 365. Alternatively, contact us today to discuss more about Copilot for Microsoft 365. 

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