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Written by Omar Rbati
on May 25, 2023

Microsoft 365 Copilot is a new feature that uses AI to help you draft professional content for various Microsoft 365 apps, such as Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams, Whiteboard, Microsoft Viva, and Microsoft Loop. By combining the power of large language models (LLMs) with data in the Microsoft Graph and the Microsoft 365 apps, Microsoft 365 Copilot can save you time and unleash your creativity. 


How Microsoft 365 Copilot Works 


Microsoft 365 Copilot is integrated into the daily apps, freeing you to focus on the most important work and less on the busy work. Working alongside you, Microsoft 365 Copilot helps unleash creativity, unlock productivity, and uplevel skills. 


Microsoft 365 Copilot works by understanding your intent and context from your natural language prompts and your data in the Microsoft Graph API. It then generates high-quality content based on your prompt and data, using LLMs trained on billions of words from various domains. 


You can give Microsoft 365 Copilot simple or complex prompts, such as "draft a two-page project proposal based on the data from [a document] and [a spreadsheet]" or "tell my team how we updated the product strategy." Microsoft 365 Copilot will create a first draft for you, bringing in information from your organization as needed. 


You can also use Microsoft 365 Copilot to edit, summarize, rewrite, or add content to existing documents. You can even get suggested tones—from professional to passionate and casual to thankful—to help you strike the right note. 


Microsoft 365 Copilot is also a content assistant. It can help you improve your writing with suggestions that strengthen your arguments or smooth inconsistencies. It can also help you learn new skills or discover new insights by providing explanations or references for the content it generates. 



Get Started with Microsoft CoPilot


Here are some examples of how you can use Microsoft 365 Copilot: 



Microsoft 365 Copilot can help you clear your inbox in minutes by summarizing long emails to quickly drafting suggested replies. 



Microsoft 365 Copilot can help you easily create professional documents, including writing a report, a proposal, a blog post, or a resume. 



Microsoft 365 Copilot can help you design presentations with stunning visuals. Integrating DALL-E, OpenAI’s image generator, into Copilot in PowerPoint allows you to create custom images based on your text or voice input. You can also use Copilot in PowerPoint to generate catchy headlines, bullet points, or summaries for your slides. 



Microsoft 365 Copilot can help you analyze data and create charts with ease. You can use natural language queries to ask questions about your data or request specific charts. Copilot in Excel will then provide answers or diagrams that match your query. 



Microsoft 365 Copilot can help you generate meeting agendas, action item lists, meeting summaries, or follow-up emails based on your chats and meetings. You can also use Business Chat, a new experience that works across all your data and apps, to do things you’ve never been able to do before. 



Microsoft 365 Copilot can help you generate diagrams, sketches, mind maps, or flowcharts. You can also use Copilot in Whiteboard to add annotations or explanations to your drawings. 


Microsoft Viva

Microsoft 365 Copilot can help you learn new skills and discover new insights. You can use Copilot in Viva Learning to get personalized learning recommendations based on your goals and interests. You can also use Copilot in Viva Topics to get concise summaries of topics relevant to your work. 


Microsoft Loop

Microsoft 365 Copilot can help you organize your work and ideas more efficiently. You can use Copilot in Loop Components to create tables, lists, notes, tasks or generate outlines or summaries of your pages. 


Microsoft 365 Copilot is currently only available in an Early Access Program but will ship with the next version of Microsoft 365 Office apps currently in preview mode. 


Talk to us if you want to try out Microsoft 365 Copilot and see how it can transform your work and collaboration.

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