- 9 January 2024
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Microsoft 365 Copilot Boosts Creativity and Productivity
Microsoft 365 Copilot AI claims to be the most powerful productivity tool on the planet. We’ll break down each updated Microsoft 365 app, and share how it can improve your productivity and creativity.
What is Microsoft 365 Copilot?
Microsoft 365 Copilot is a new AI machine learning tool integrated into Microsoft 365 applications. Copilot is included with Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. New tools now offer suggestions and guidance based on your own use of these programs.
From draft generation in apps like Word to visualising data instantly in Excel, many Copilot features are also highly user-friendly. The days of needing programming language knowledge to automate tasks are behind us. Let’s delve into the ways Copilot will transform the way you work:
Copilot in Word
Copilot becomes your writing companion in Word, offering a range of features to speed up your Word document creation process. It suggests text by providing sentence completions, alternative phrasing, and relevant content from other documents or sources.
Additionally, Copilot generates text, creating paragraphs, outlines, emails, letters, reports, and more based on your prompts or outlines. Copilot can also provide formatting suggestions and recommend appropriate styles, layouts, and design elements.
Need translation assistance? Copilot has you covered, translating your text into multiple languages including Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Arabic and Portuguese. It corrects mistakes, like grammar and spelling errors, and improves the style of professional documents, for example helping with readability based on the English level of the target audience.
Copilot in Excel
For data enthusiasts, Copilot is a game-changer in Excel. It goes beyond the basics by analysing and exploring data in everyday language. It gives answers to your questions about data sets and shows connections, trends, and patterns.
Data analysis and data visualisation are simplified with Copilot, as it automatically creates charts, graphs, PivotTable objects, summaries, trends or outliers. The tool also suggests formulae based on your specific needs, making the often-complex process of data manipulation much faster and simpler.
Copilot also creates What-If models, so you can make and explore different scenarios without changing your data. For example, if you wanted to explore how changes to the cost of materials could impact other areas of a project, Copilot could help you do this quickly. Automation is key, and Copilot excels at streamlining repetitive tasks with suggested actions and macros.
Copilot in Outlook
Managing your email communication is made much simpler with Copilot in Outlook. It can instantly draft emails based on prompts or previous conversations, saving you time and helping with consistency in your messaging.
Copilot can summarise long email conversations, saving time and helping you prioritise important information. Need to reply promptly? Copilot suggests relevant responses, further enhancing your email efficiency.
It doesn’t stop there – Copilot steps into schedule management, helping you schedule meetings and appointments by suggesting suitable times and attendees.
Copilot in PowerPoint
The Copilot update in PowerPoint makes creating captivating presentations incredibly easy. Whether you’re starting from outlines, prompts, or existing documents, Copilot generates presentations tailored to your needs.
Elevate your slides with suggested visual elements, as Copilot recommends images, videos, icons, and layouts to enhance your presentation. Condensing lengthy presentations into shorter, more focused versions is incredibly quick and easy with Copilot.
Plus, it offers easy reformatting and editing of slides with natural language commands, adjusting layouts, text, and animations to perfection.
Copilot is more than just a tool; it’s an intelligent assistant across Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint, revolutionising how you work. Its ability to generate AI-powered solutions in such a short period of time will help generate long-term economic growth for businesses worldwide.
Its efficiency and creativity are unmatched, empowering you to achieve more in less time. As you navigate your favourite apps, let this new innovative tool be your guide to a more streamlined and productive work experience.
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