Revolutionising Work with Microsoft Copilot: Your AI Assistant

Published on 8 December 2023

In the fast-paced world of work, time is precious, and creativity often takes a back seat to mundane tasks.

Enter Microsoft Copilot, a revolutionary integration of large language models (LLMs) and the Microsoft Graph. This dynamic duo transforms your daily data—calendars, emails, chats, documents, meetings—into a powerhouse productivity tool while maintaining a steadfast commitment to data security and privacy in the enterprise.

Copilot becomes an integral part of your daily work routine, embedded in Microsoft 365 apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams.

Copilot’s Use in Key Microsoft Apps:

1. Copilot in Word:

Copilot in Word is your writing ally.

It creates, edits, summarises, and generates content right beside you. A simple prompt in Word is all Copilot needs to generate a first draft for you, incorporating information from across your organisation. Copilot also enhances existing documents, summarises text, and even suggests different tones to strike the perfect chord—from professional to passionate, casual to thankful.

Here are some example commands and prompts you can try:

  • Condense the third paragraph.
  • Adjust the document’s tone to be more casual style.
  • Create a one-page summary based on this rough outline.

2. Copilot in Excel:

Copilot in Excel functions as your collaborative data analysis companion.

When you ask questions with Copilot about your data set, it unveils correlations, proposes what-if scenarios, and suggests new formulas based on your questions. Additionally, in Excel, Copilot can pinpoint trends, craft compelling visualizations, and seek recommendations to drive different outcomes.

Here are some example commands and prompts you can try:

  • Analyse this quarter’s business results and summarise 3 key trends.
  • Project the impact of (X variable) and generate a chart to help visualize.
  • Model how a change to the growth rate for (X variable) would impact my gross margin.

3. Copilot in PowerPoint:

Copilot in PowerPoint helps you turn your ideas into stunning presentations.

Acting as your storytelling partner, Copilot can convert written materials into comprehensive decks, complete with speaker notes and references. It seamlessly creates new presentations based on a single prompt. Simplify complex presentations with one click, using commands to adjust layouts, reformat text, and time animations flawlessly.

Here are some example commands and prompts you can try:

  • Create a six-slide presentation based on a Word document and include relevant photos.
  • Consolidate this presentation into a five-slide summary.
  • Reformat these four bullets into four columns, each with a picture.

4. Copilot in Outlook:

Copilot in Outlook collaborate you in your inbox so that you can spend less time on email follow ups and more time on communicating—better, faster, and more easily.

Copilot can succinctly summarize complex content, capturing diverse viewpoints and addressing questions. When a user enters a prompt, it can transform brief notes into polished, professional messages by drawing from content across Microsoft 365. You can also easily adjust the tone or length of your notes with convenient toggles.

Here are some example commands and prompts you can try:

  • Summarize the emails I didn’t catch during my break last week and mark any crucial items.
  • Draft a response expressing gratitude and requesting additional details on your second and third points.
  • Invite the people on this email thread to a lunch on Tuesday.

5. Copilot in Teams:

 Copilot in Teams takes the work out of working together.

Copilot enhances meeting efficiency by facilitating quick catchups, organising key points, and summarising essential actions for clear next steps. In your chat, Copilot provides answers to questions and updates on missed content without interrupting the flow of discussion.  With Copilot in your meetings, you gain a powerful tool for creating agendas from chat history, identifying follow-up contacts, and scheduling the next check-in.

Here are some example commands and prompts you can try:

  • Provide a summary of what I missed in the meeting.
  • What decisions were made, and what are some suggested next steps?
  • Create a table of pros and cons for the subject matter discussed in the meeting.

Embrace the Future of Work with Microsoft Copilot

Microsoft Copilot isn’t just a tool; it’s a revolution in how we work. It eliminates time from menial tasks, allowing you to focus on what truly matters. As it seamlessly integrates into the familiar Microsoft 365 apps, Copilot empowers you to unleash creativity, unlock productivity, and improve your skills.

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