What is Microsoft copilot?
Microsoft Copilot is the latest AI tool by Microsoft aimed to help improve user experience across Microsoft’s various applications and platforms. The tool was created in collaboration with GitHub and OpenAI, making use of the GPT-4 language technology. However, Copilot is more than just a simple AI chat bot that answers all your questions. It is a handy tool which you can use to simplify complex and time-consuming tasks. Whether it’s writing a lengthy email to a potential client or creating important documents, Copilot can do it all. It’s essentially an online assistant, helping to make working easier through the power of AI. It also integrates seamlessly with the Microsoft 365 suite of productivity tools, such as Teams, Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint. In this blog, we outline the different features of Copilot that you can use to speed up your everyday business routine.
Microsoft Copilot for Word:
Copilot for Word is a great tool to help you write documents quickly and easily. With Copilot by your side, you have the ultimate tool to seamlessly write and edit documents as well as summarise information quickly. It can even adapt to your specific needs, allowing you to tailor the tone of your document to suit your audience. Have an important proposal you need to send out to client? Copilot can refine your sentences and boost your writing style to make your statements stronger, so that you come off as confident in the eyes of your readers. To activate Copilot in Word, it's as simple as clicking the "Copilot" icon in the toolbar, and you're ready to receive expert assistance in document creation and editing.
Features of Copilot for Word:
- Generate summaries based on other text documents.
- Save time in writing and editing your documents.
- Turn Word documents into a PowerPoint presentation.
- Suggest writing tones.
- Help create drafts based on outlines you provide.
Microsoft Copilot for Teams:
Microsoft just took communication to the next level with Copilot’s Teams integration. Copilot for Teams is designed to streamline communication and makes your meetings much smoother. It’s there to help you plan and conduct much more productive meetings to keep your team on the same page. It enables you to never forget what was discussed in a meeting and reach business decisions much quicker. If someone was unable to join an important meeting, you won’t have to spend time explaining a 1-hour meeting thanks to the features of Copilot for Teams.
Features of Copilot for Teams:
- Create meeting agendas based on chat history.
- Summarise key points that were discussed.
- Generate prompts that can evaluate the pros and cons of a meeting.
Microsoft Copilot for Excel:
Excel’s Copilot is a game-changer when it comes to your business data. You’re able to gain new insights, identify patterns, and create better graphs and reports. This is great news for those who find it hard to remember all the complex formulas. As we all know, to unlock Excel’s true potential, you need to master all the formulas and features in order to extract clear statistical data. However, thanks to Copilot all you have to do now is click on the "Copilot" icon and put in your prompt. Not only does this save so much time, but it also means you have your hands on rich data about your business in no time.
Features of Copilot for Excel:
- Generate formulas for complex calculations.
- Easily filter and sort out your data.
- Generate visual data and understand your data better.
Microsoft Copilot for Outlook:
Managing, reading, and replying to emails everyday can be a major roadblock to our productivity. In fact, The McKinsey Global Institute found that employees spend 13 hours a week just reading and responding to emails. That’s 28% of your employees’ work week spent in the Outlook app. Copilot for Outlook is your handy tool for more efficient communication. It helps you write emails faster as well as understand emails easier to save you time.
Features of Copilot for Outlook:
- Generate a summary of lengthy emails.
- Create a response based on the context.
- Easily draft emails.