“This is an important step in the evolution of how we interact with computing,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. It will fundamentally change the way we work and trigger a new wave of increased productivity. “Let it be,” he said.
According to the company, CoPilot is a sophisticated processing and coordination engine based on a large language model. Microsoft has integrated CoPilot into its productivity tools in two ways. First, CoPilot is integrated with Microsoft 365 apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams. This enables users to be more creative in Word, more analytical in Excel, more expressive in PowerPoint, more productive in Outlook and more collaborative in Teams, the company explained.
Co-Pilot is also applied to Business Chat. The company explains that Business Chat is a combination of a large language model, Microsoft 365 apps, and user data (calendar, email, chat, document, meeting, contact, etc.) to enable tasks that don’t were not possible before. When a user enters a natural language prompt such as “Tell the team how you updated the product strategy”, Business Chat creates an update context based on all the data in the app’s user including morning meetings, emails and chat history.
Plus, Microsoft 365 CoPilot seamlessly integrates with the apps you use every day to help users stay in their workflow, allowing them to focus more on the task at hand and less on back-end tasks. office. Users decide for themselves whether to retain, edit or completely delete content created by Co-Pilot, the company said.
CoPilot is integrated with all Microsoft 365 applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, and works like a professional chat in Teams and Bing by combining with user data. In Copilot in Word, Copilot writes, edits, summarizes and creates text for users. Users can save time writing and editing and have control over ideas as they develop, allowing co-pilots to review and rewrite drafts.
In Copilot in PowerPoint, Copilot transforms ideas into presentations designed with simple natural language commands. If you provide existing written materials such as Word, they will also be converted into a PowerPoint presentation complete with speaker notes and sources. With Copilot in Excel, you can get insights, spot trends, and visualize business data in seconds. You can ask questions about datasets as well as natural language formulas, and CoPilot discovers correlations, suggests what-if scenarios, and suggests new formulas based on your questions.
In Copilot in Outlook, Copilot takes care of consolidating and managing your inbox so you can spend more time on real communication. It also improves work productivity by summarizing long email histories or suggesting draft replies.
In Copilot in Teams, a co-pilot summarizes in real time the main points of the meeting or points out what was missed. This includes who said what and where participants agreed or disagreed. It also suggests items that require action based on the context of the conversation.
Copilot in Power Platform brings new functionality to PowerApps and Power Virtual Agents within the platform, enabling developers of all skill levels to accelerate and streamline development with low-code tools. Developers can automate repetitive tasks, build chatbots, and develop apps in minutes.
Business Chat leverages all your apps and data, including documents, presentations, emails, calendars, notes, and contacts, to help you summarize chats, compose emails, find appointments important, etc. If you provide a project file, it also supports creating a plan based on it. Business Chat can be used by signing in with a work account on Microsoft365.com and Bing, or via Teams.
Over the past year, Microsoft has built Microsoft 365 Co-Pilot on its existing commitment to enterprise data security and privacy, AI principles and responsible AI standards, and decades of research. In particular, the large Co-Pilot language model is not formed by customer content or individual prompts, and Microsoft’s authorization model ensures that data is not leaked between user groups.
In early March, Microsoft announced Dynamics 365 Co-Pilot as the “AI Co-Pilot,” which brought next-generation AI to customer relationship management (CRM) and enterprise resource planning systems. (ERP). CoPilot now works with all Microsoft productivity apps including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, Viva and Power Platform.