AI (artificial intelligence) has operated in the background of our online experience for years – creating personalised news feeds, friend suggestions, email autocomplete prompts and more.

Now, with Microsoft 365 Copilot, the full potential of AI has been unlocked. Copilot integrates seamlessly into popular Microsoft apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams and more to deliver real-time, personalised assistance. This incredible shift moves us from “AI on autopilot” to “AI as copilot”.

By combining the power of large language models (LLMs) with your business data, Copilot delivers secure, enterprise-grade AI capabilities, resulting in one of the most powerful productivity tools on the planet.

Copilot introduces a new, innovative approach to work that empowers employees to enhance their creativity, productivity and skills whilst minimising time spent on mundane tasks.

Here are 5 examples of how Copilot can be used to boost productivity:

1. Write, edit and summarise text in Word

Maximise efficiency in Word by providing Copilot with brief prompts to complete tasks alongside you as you work. Copilot can create draft documents, summarise text, rewrite sections, adjust the tone of a document and more.

Example commands:
Change the tone of the document to be more casual.
Make the third paragraph more concise.
Draft a two-page proposal based on the data from [a document] and [a spreadsheet].

2. Unlock insights, identify trends and generate powerful data visualisations in Excel

Analyse and explore your data with speed using Copilot in Excel. Copilot can provide valuable insights, make intelligent suggestions and produce impactful visualisations to help you make informed decisions and reach desired outcomes.

Example commands:
Give a breakdown of the sales by type and channel. Insert a table.
Project the impact of [a variable change] and generate a chart to help visualise.
Model how a change to the growth rate for [variable] would impact my gross margin.

3. Accelerate the creation process and produce dynamic presentations in PowerPoint

Utilise Copilot in PowerPoint to create stunning presentations, transform existing slides and add impressive animations. Copilot can expedite your work process and produce high-quality presentations that best utilise the extensive range of features and tools available.

Example commands:
Create a file-slide presentation based on [a document] and include relevant stock photos.
Consolidate this presentation into a three-slide summary.
Reformat these three bullet points into three columns, each with a picture.

4. Manage your inbox and level up your communication in Outlook

Save time spent sorting through emails and writing up messages with Copilot. Copilot in Outlook can triage emails, summarise lengthy email threads and produce high-quality, professional messages. Copilot can even incorporate other emails or content accessible in Microsoft 365 into your message.

Example commands:
Summarise the emails I missed while I was out last week. Flag any important items.
Draft a response thanking them and asking for more details about their second and third points; shorten this draft and make the tone professional.
Invite everyone to a “lunch and learn” about new product launches next Thursday at noon. Mention that lunch is provided.

5. Generate real-time summaries, create meeting agendas and gain insights in Teams

Improve how you collaborate and communicate with Copilot in Teams. Using prompts, Copilot can assist with organising discussion points, summarising key actions, providing intelligent suggestions, creating agendas and organising follow-ups – improving the efficiency and productivity of your meetings.

Example commands:
Summarise what I missed in the meeting. What points have been made so far? Where do we disagree on this topic?
Create a table of pros and cons for [topic being discussed]. What else should we consider before making a decision?
What decisions were made, and what are some suggested next steps?

Ready to get AI-ready and transform your business with Microsoft 365 Copilot?
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