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Microsoft 365 Copilot is a brand-new AI-powered tool designed to enhance productivity and creativity in the workplace. Integrating seamlessly with everyday Microsoft 365 apps, Copilot allows you to focus on your most important tasks and work more efficiently with your team.
Microsoft’s new AI-powered tool, Copilot, integrates with Microsoft 365 in two ways. It works seamlessly with the everyday apps you use, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams, to unlock creativity, increase productivity, and enhance skills. In addition, Microsoft has announced a new experience called Business Chat, which works across the Microsoft 365 suite to provide more personalised and proactive assistance. Business Chat can answer natural language queries based on your data, such as your calendar, emails, chats, documents, meetings, and contacts. For instance, you can ask Copilot to give your team an update on a product strategy, and it will generate a status report based on your recent meetings, emails and chat threads.
The benefits of Microsoft Copilot extend beyond saving time and effort, as it can also help to increase the creativity, skills, and productivity of you and your employees. Leveraging information from across the full range of Microsoft 365 apps, with Copilot, you can improve your writing style, analyse and explore data, create stunning presentations, streamline your email communication and work more effectively with your team.
Here are five business benefits that Microsoft 365 Copilot can bring to your organisation
1. Microsoft 365 Copilot helps to increase productivity
Copilot can save time on repetitive and time-consuming tasks, such as writing, editing, summarising, and formatting documents, creating spreadsheets, and designing presentations. Ask Copilot to produce a first draft of a proposal based on your meeting notes, to summarise a lengthy article or to create presentation slides from an existing document. By using Copilot for these tasks, employees can produce more engaging work in less time.
2. Copilot is designed to enhance creativity
Copilot can help employees to unlock their creativity by providing new ideas and perspectives, providing different styles and tones of writing to help employees find the right language and voice for their communications and suggesting different ways to present data. For example, Copilot can suggest different visualisations and ways to present large volumes of data. It can suggest alternative colour schemes or fonts to make the presentation more engaging and visually appealing. This can help you to create a more impactful presentation and showcase your data in a more creative and compelling way.
3. Quickly improve your writing and presentation skills with Copilot
Copilot can provide suggestions and feedback on writing, data analysis, and presentation skills, helping employees to improve their abilities and gain new insights and ideas. For example, when writing a document, Copilot can analyse the text and suggest ways to improve the grammar, sentence structure, and readability. It can also provide suggestions for more concise and effective language, highlight potential areas of ambiguity, and offer alternative word choices to improve clarity.
4. It will teach you to communicate more efficiently
Copilot can help you to communicate more effectively by summarising lengthy email threads, suggesting responses based on previous emails, and providing different tones and styles of writing. By organising team meetings, creating agendas, and tracking action items, Copilot helps you to stay on top of your inbox and prioritise messages making sure that no important information or action items slip through the cracks.
5. Copilot helps you collaborate and improves productivity
Copilot can help you work more effectively with your team by providing real-time collaboration during meetings, helping to catch up on missed conversations, and suggesting follow-ups based on previous discussions. For example, during a virtual meeting Copilot can listen and take notes, summarising the key points of the conversation in real-time before generating a report that highlights the main takeaways and action items for all attendees. This not only saves time and effort but also ensures that everyone is on the same page and has a clear understanding of what needs to be done next. Additionally, if someone misses the meeting, they can review the summary generated by Copilot to get up to speed quickly. And if someone wants to add additional notes or comments, they can do so in the document that Copilot generates, allowing for ongoing collaboration and input from everyone involved in the project.
In conclusion, Microsoft 365 Copilot is an innovative AI-powered tool that can help organisations increase productivity, enhance creativity, improve skills, streamline communication, and foster collaboration. At Opus, we are excited about the upcoming launch of Copilot and look forward to helping our clients harness the full potential of this innovative AI-powered tool. Stay tuned for more updates on Copilot’s release date and how it could benefit your organisation.