Introducing Copilot for Microsoft 365

Microsoft recently launched Copilot for 365, an intuitive AI companion that is grounded in your data and sits within the Microsoft 365 apps you’re already using. Following early access testing at some of the world’s biggest companies, Copilot for Microsoft 365 has officially been rolled out to the masses and promises to change the way you work forever. So, what is Microsoft Copilot for 365, how does it work, and is it really worth it?

What is Copilot for Microsoft 365?

Copilot for Microsoft 365 is an integrated AI tool that works specifically within the suite of Microsoft 365 apps to boost productivity, save time and make work easier for every user. It’s an intuitive tool that uses your data to learn how you work and provide you with accurate, personalised support and assistance that is grounded in context. This makes it more advanced than other AI models, like GPT-4, which search the web for answers and don’t have access to your company files or work patterns.

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

Microsoft has been developing a number of different Copilots across their AI ecosystem, including Copilot for Sales and Copilot Studio. Copilot for Microsoft 365 specifically relates to the AI integration within the Microsoft 365 suite of apps.

What Apps Does Copilot for Microsoft 365 Work With?

Copilot for Microsoft 365 works across all the Microsoft 365 apps, including:

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

If you’re one of the one million companies worldwide that uses Microsoft 365, you can benefit from Copilot.

What Can Copilot for Microsoft 365 Do?

With Copilot for Microsoft 365, 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, helping you tackle some of your biggest roadblocks. With Copilot, you can: 

Boost Productivity

A staggering 70% of Copilot users said they were more productive thanks to the AI companion. If your productivity is hampered by mundane tasks and admin, Copilot for Microsoft 365 can help you achieve more – with no added effort on your part.

Save Time

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

Drive Creativity

Copilot isn’t designed to stifle creativity or replace humans – 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

If you’re not yet convinced about the efficacy of Copilot for Microsoft 365, here are some real-word user stats that prove the dynamicism of this revolutionary AI companion:

  • 73% said they could complete tasks faster.
  • 84% said Copilot makes it easier to take action after a meeting.
  • 75% said Copilot saves time by finding whatever they need in their files.
  • 68% said it improved the quality of their work.
  • 67% said Copilot saved them time so they could focus on more important work

How Does Microsoft 365 Copilot Work?

Copilot for Microsoft 365 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 Copilot can make intuitive decisions with the benefit of context, sought from open-ended prompts.

Interested in Copilot for Microsoft 365?

Are you ready to improve productivity, automate workflows and increase focus time? Download our Copilot for Microsoft 365 eGuide [link to landing page] for more comprehensive insights into Copilot. Alternatively, contact us today to assess your readiness for Copilot for Microsoft 365.

Useful Resources for Copilot for Microsoft 365

For more information about Copilot for Microsoft 365, check out our other resources:

10 Reasons Why Copilot for Microsoft 365 is a Game Changer for Businesses [link to this blog when live]

Are You Ready for Copilot for Microsoft 365? [link]

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