Have you ever wished you had a personal assistant who could help with your writing tasks like drafting an email, creating a presentation or summarizing a document? If so, you’re not alone. While writing is one of the most common activities in any workplace, it can also be time-consuming, challenging and frustrating. That’s why I’m super excited to tell you about Microsoft Copilot, a new feature that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to make writing easier, faster and more enjoyable.
Microsoft Copilot is your copilot for work: it works alongside you in the apps you already use every day, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams and more, and helps you unleash your creativity, unlock your productivity and uplevel your skills!
What Is Microsoft Copilot?
Microsoft Copilot is a powerful AI tool that uses large language models (LLMs) to understand natural language and generate high-quality text based on your input. LLMs are trained on billions of words from various sources and domains, such as books, news articles, social media posts, etc., and they can learn from any kind of text data.
But what makes Microsoft Copilot unique is that it also uses your data in the Microsoft Graph and your Microsoft 365, which is a network of information that connects your calendar, emails, chats, documents, meetings and more. This means that Microsoft Copilot can tailor its suggestions to your context, preferences and goals. Think about using ChatGPT WITH your enterprise data. Think of it as “business chat.”
- If you need to write an email to a colleague about a project update, Microsoft Copilot can scan your previous emails with that person, your project documents and your calendar events to generate a personalized and relevant email draft for you.
- If you need to create a presentation for a client meeting, Microsoft Copilot can analyze your client's profile, your meeting agenda and your sales data to generate a compelling and persuasive slide deck for you.
- If you need to summarize a long document for a report, Microsoft Copilot can extract the main points, the key facts and the important details to generate a concise and accurate summary for you.
What Are the Benefits of Microsoft Copilot?
Microsoft Copilot can help you with any kind of writing task, from simple to complex, from formal to casual, from informative to creative. It can help you save time, improve quality and enhance creativity in all contexts of your enterprise data.
Microsoft Copilot use cases:
- Save time: You don't have to spend hours on writing tasks that can be automated or simplified by Microsoft Copilot. You can let it do the heavy lifting for you while you focus on the most important work.
- Improve quality: You don't have to worry about spelling mistakes, grammar errors or style issues when using Microsoft Copilot. It can help you polish your writing by checking for correctness, clarity and coherence.
- Enhance creativity: You don't have to settle for boring or generic writing when using Microsoft Copilot. It can help you spice up your writing by generating new ideas, alternative expressions or catchy phrases.
How Do I Get Started With Microsoft Copilot?
Microsoft Copilot will be integrated into the apps you already use every day, so getting started is easy. All you will need is an active subscription to Microsoft 365 Business Premium or Enterprise.
Steps to get started:
- Open any app where you want to write something (Word), or where you want to get inspiration from (Outlook).
- Click on the "Copilot" button in the ribbon menu
- Type or speak what you want Microsoft Copilot to do for you (such as "write an email," "create a presentation" or "summarize this document").
- Wait for Microsoft Copilot to generate suggestions based on your input.
Want More Information?
Watch the official Microsoft Copilot video and start thinking about all the possibilities.