5 Ways to Leverage Microsoft 365’s New AI Copilot

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Microsoft 365 has a powerful suite of cloud-based productivity tools whose aim is to help you work smarter and faster. Microsoft has consistently been at the forefront of innovation and M365 was one of the very first all-in-one cloud tools (first introduced as Office 365 in 2013). Now, Microsoft and its business tools are at the leading edge of generative AI.

The Microsoft 365 platform has been adding some amazing AI innovations that sit inside tools like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams and more. If you know how to use these apps then these smart features can enhance your experience as well as significantly boosting your productivity. In this blog, we will explore some of the ways you can leverage Microsoft 365’s new AI innovations, so that you can get more out of your work.

Microsoft Copilot: A Game-Changer in Collaboration

Microsoft Copilot is the crown jewel of Microsoft’s AI innovations. It is designed to be your virtual collaborator that can help you generate code, write documents or even write emails more efficiently. This AI-powered tool is built on the foundations of OpenAI’s ChatGPT technology which enables it to understand context and anticipate your needs. It can also generate content in a remarkably human-like manner. Here are some of the tools in the Microsoft universe that incorporate Copilot:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • Teams
  • Edge
  • Windows
  • Bing
  • Dynamics 365 Sales

Here are a few ways to take advantage of the benefits offered by Microsoft Copilot:

1. Speed Up Document Creation

In the realm of document creation, Copilot shines as a versatile writing companion. It helps when drafting a report, crafting a presentation or composing an email. Copilot provides intelligent suggestions, helping you articulate your thoughts more effectively and can also speed up the writing process. It also ensures that your content is clear, concise and tailored to your audience.

2. Enhance Your Teams Meeting Experience

A key strength of Copilot is its ability to enhance collaboration across teams. It can create coherent and context-aware responses, such as a meeting notes summary and action list items. If you are late or happen to be distracted by something during the meeting it also has the ability for you to catch up on what you have missed by summarising the important points of the conversation.

3. Create PowerPoints with Ease

Anyone can become a “PowerPoint Masters” with Copilot. The AI-infused features in PowerPoint can:

    • help you create a slide deck for you based on text prompts.
    • tap into Microsoft’s stock images to fill your slides.
    • suggest text to use based on your presentation topic.
    • reorganise your slides for a better presentation flow.

4. Enjoy Smart Business Insights in Excel

Another new AI innovation in Microsoft 365 is Excel Ideas. This feature can help you analyse and visualise your data with ease. Excel Ideas can automatically detect patterns and trends in your data and then  suggest charts, tables and summaries that best suit your needs. You can also use Excel Ideas to ask natural language questions about your data. Such as, “What is the average sales by region?” or “Which product has the highest profit margin?” You will then get instant answers in the form of charts or formulas.

5. Save Time in Outlook with AI Help

Do you often receive longwinded emails from business colleagues or clients? With  the new Copilot feature in Outlook can ask it to summarise the key points of an email for you to save yourself reading time.

Copilot in Outlook can also assist you to write emails and help by providing a first draft. As well as suggesting responses to emails in your inbox.

A Future of Intelligent Productivity

As we embrace the era of intelligent productivity, M365 becomes more powerful. Its new AI innovations pave the way for a more efficient work environment by incorporating these capabilities into your daily workflow, enabling you to stay competitive.

Tap into the Future with Our M365 Services

Microsoft 365’s commitment to continuous improvement ensures that you have cutting-edge tools. The ones needed to stay ahead, innovate, and thrive. Especially in a rapidly evolving digital landscape. Embrace the power of AI and unlock a new dimension of productivity with Microsoft 365.

Our team of M365 experts can help you ensure you are getting the full benefit of these features as well as new ones Microsoft is developing and rolling out in the coming months. We can help your team save time and improve your bottom line. Contact us  today to schedule a chat.