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Advanced AI is a new buzzword in cloud computing. The launch of tools like ChatGPT and Bard have made big waves. Developers are now racing to introduce the next level of features to apps. Features that do part of your work for you. Such as writing emails or making follow-up checklists based on contact data.
These AI-based applications do much more than automate processes. People use them to write business correspondence, create websites, and write scripts. AI is also quickly transforming the everyday office workflow.
Microsoft is one of the most prominent players in the office application field. It’s at the forefront of introducing transformative technology. The company is about to transform Microsoft 365 in a huge way with its new Co-pilot tool.
Microsoft 365 Co-pilot is a new tool designed to help users get the most out of their Microsoft 365 apps. This revolutionary tool is an intelligent, personalized assistant. It’s designed to help users navigate and use M365 more efficiently.
In this article, we’ll look at Microsoft 365 Copilot. And tell you the key ways it will improve M365 apps and your business workflows.
What is Microsoft 365 Copilot?
Microsoft 365 Co-pilot is an AI-powered assistant. It helps users with their day-to-day tasks in M365 apps. It’s like having a personal assistant right in your Office apps. Users can ask questions, get task help, and receive personalized recommendations. Co-pilot responds by leveraging the context of their usage patterns.
Microsoft 365 Co-pilot works across all M365 apps. This includes:
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Whether you’re doing any number of tasks, Microsoft 365 Copilot is there to assist you. This includes working on a document, meeting scheduling, or collaborating with a team.
How Does Microsoft 365 Copilot Work?
Microsoft 365 Co-pilot uses AI and machine learning to understand users’ needs. It provides personalized help. It uses data from users’ interactions with M365 apps. It learns a user’s usage patterns and offers recommendations based on their preferences.
For example, say you frequently use certain features in Excel. Microsoft 365 Co-pilot will learn this. It will offer suggestions when it detects that you’re working on a similar task.
Say that you’re working on a presentation in PowerPoint and struggling with design. Microsoft 365 Co-pilot can offer design suggestions based on your company’s brand guidelines.
Microsoft 365 Co-pilot can also help users with everyday tasks. Tasks such as scheduling meetings and managing emails. Users can ask Co-pilot for help. They can ask it to schedule a meeting or find an email from a specific person, and Co-pilot will take care of the rest.
Why is Microsoft Copilot Important?
Co-pilot is essential because it can help users be more productive and efficient. The tool can save users time and reduce frustration by providing personalized support.
Imagine you’re working on a Word report and struggling to format a table instead of spending time searching for a solution online. Or, trying to figure it out independently, you can ask Microsoft 365 Co-pilot for help. Co-pilot can offer suggestions. It can even walk you through the process, saving you time and reducing frustration.
Microsoft 365 Co-pilot is also crucial because it can help users get more out of their M365 apps. Many users may not be aware of all the features and capabilities of their M365 apps. But with Co-pilot, they can discover new ways to work more efficiently and effectively.
The capabilities of Co-pilot go even further. Say that you need to update your team on a marketing strategy. You won’t need to dig out emails, chat threads, or meeting notes. Instead, you can ask Co-pilot to “tell my team how we updated the marketing strategy.” The app will then search all those places for you and craft an update for your team.
Need a first draft of a meeting agenda or presentation? Just ask Co-pilot. It can access existing M365 documents and content and craft an initial draft for you.
Benefits of Using Microsoft 365 Copilot
Microsoft 365 Copilot provides personalized help based on users’ usage patterns and preferences. This means that users get the help they need when they need it, without having to search for solutions independently.
Microsoft 365 Copilot can help users save time on everyday tasks like scheduling meetings and formatting documents. It can take on many information-gathering tasks, like summarizing meeting notes. This saves users considerable time, especially for manual tasks like searching for information.
Knowledge workers spend an average of 2.5 hours per day searching for information.
Microsoft 365 Copilot can help reduce frustration. It provides solutions when users are stuck on a task. The tool can also help users struggling with an Excel chart or table. Instead of having to figure out how to generate it, they can give a command to Copilot to do it for them.
Microsoft Copilot handles tasks that go beyond what business apps have historically done. For example, you can use it in PowerPoint to create a presentation. Use a command such as “Create a six-slide presentation based on (this) document.” You can also tell it to find appropriate Microsoft stock photos and insert them.
Right now, the sky is the limit for how much this tool will impact office productivity.
When Will Microsoft 365 Copilot Be Available?
At the writing of this article, Microsoft hasn’t announced a release date yet. It is currently testing Copilot with a limited number of users. You will most likely see it coming out sometime soon.
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This Article has been Republished with Permission from The Technology Press.