How to never write an email or word document by yourself again – M365 Copilot
In March 2023, Microsoft announced a game-changing innovation using AI technology – Microsoft 365 Copilot.
Copilot is integrated into Microsoft 365 across apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, to elevate your productivity, we’ve explored how below.
What is Microsoft 365 Copilot?
Microsoft 365 Copilot is another leap in the realm of AI-driven productivity tools, it’s not just another way to complete tasks, but a whole new way of working. By combining the power of large language models (LLMs) and your data in your Microsoft suite, this revolutionary tool is set to transform the way we work, making it more efficient and collaborative. But don’t worry, it does so within Microsoft’s extensive data security and privacy commitments!
What does Microsoft 365 Copilot look like in familiar applications?
Ace a presentation in 5 minutes with Microsoft PowerPoint
Imagine effortlessly transforming your PowerPoints into polished presentations? With Copilot in PowerPoint, you can!
Microsoft Copilot in PowerPoint can turn written documents into seamless presentations with speaker notes written for you, it streamlines the process of creating lengthy presentations and helps you to become a more effective presenter.
So, if you’re preparing for a client meeting, rather than starting with a blank presentation, you can use Microsoft Copilot to translate your notes and Word documents into PowerPoint presentations. It can even work the other way around, so if your client requests the information in a word document, Copilot can extract the information into a different format.
Microsoft Copilot for PowerPoint also understands written commands: need to add a slide? Give Microsoft Copilot a quick instruction, and it will be ready for review in moments, is there a slide that’s overloaded with text? Copilot can simplify it and add the text as speaker notes instead! Copilot can respond to a multitude of commands, such as adding animations and reformatting slides, so you can keep tweaking your presentation until you’re happy with it.
Construct complex Excel spreadsheets with Microsoft Excel
Working with complex data? Copilot in Excel will be a game-changer.
With the ability to construct formulas, it will transform the way you can analyse and explore data. Instead of relying solely on formulas, you can ask Copilot questions about your data in Excel in natural language, leading it to unveil correlations, highlight trends, propose what-if scenarios, and generate further graphics to allow you to explore your data.
So, if you’re analysing the monthly sales results, you could ask Copilot to analyse the data and provide three key trends, and within moments, you have the insights you need. If you wanted to dive deeper, you could ask a follow up question regarding one of the trends or perhaps you want Copilot to highlight the data which is related to one of the trends to help you visualise the contributing factors.
Copilot in Excel is an innovate way to explore your data easily and efficiently, transforming complex data into actionable insights.
Respond to emails efficiently with Microsoft Outlook
Are you sometimes overwhelmed with your inbox? Copilot for Outlook could step in as your expert assistant, helping with email management.
Copilot for Outlook can summarise lengthy email threads, helping you to quickly understand not only what’s been said, but also highlight any open questions and different perspectives.
Responding to emails will also be made easier: with Copilot you can reply to an existing email with a simple prompt. You can also ask Copilot to pull information from documents to draft the email, giving you the flexibility to edit and refine your response.
Copilot in Outlook is a gamechanger for productivity, allowing you to spend less time sorting through your inbox and more time communicating effectively.
Write Word documents effortlessly with Microsoft Word
Ever find yourself stuck with writer’s block? Copilot in Word will be your writing and editing companion.
With a simple prompt, copilot can help you to create your first draft, puling you out of that writer’s block. It can incorporate information from your documents, add context, summarise text, rewrite sections or make the entire document more concise. Copilot can also suggest tones, helping you write to suit the audience, as well as provide suggestions to improve your writing.
So, if you’re wanting to create a compelling proposal, but you’re short on time, Copilot can step in. Copilot can scan documents such as a previous proposal and your notes about the customer, to quickly generate a first draft of the proposal, ready for review, with key details incorporated from your documents.
Copilot in Word is a creativity booster, turning your prompts into complete documents effortlessly.
Microsoft 365 Copilot is going to help your productivity soar. This innovative tool will be seamlessly integrated into the entire Microsoft 365 package, making it a fundamental part of how you work, changing how you manage our day-to-day tasks.
Microsoft 365 Copilot enhances the applications you use every day, allowing you to focus on what truly matters, while eliminating mundane tasks. By working alongside you, Copilot empowers you to unlock your creativity, elevate your productivity and save you time.
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