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Microsoft Copilot

By January 18, 2024No Comments

Announced in March ’23, Microsoft Copilot is the latest AI-driven productivity tool, specifically designed to enhance sale processes and customer engagement. Here is our take on what it can do for you…

Integration with other Microsoft apps

With Word

Helping you edit, summarise and write documents, such as proposals, with just a brief prompt from you.

With Excel

Helps you analyse and explore your data, with the added bonus being that you can ask in normal language, rather than having to work out complex formulas.

With PowerPoint

Helps you adjust layouts, reformat text and much more. It can even create a presentation based on an existing Word document.

With Outlook

As well as the now almost accepted drafting, Copilot can check your emails and give you a summary, create meeting invitations.

With Teams

Summarising meetings, creating agendas and analysing documents in your Teams account are just some of the ways Copilot is designed to help you work together more effectively.

Copilot talks in English!

For too long now, doing a lot with Microsoft tools has meant you needing to know specific formulas, the routes to specific functions and other techniques that most people would need the IT department for. No more. Microsoft Copilot works with normal language. Ask it a question simply by typing into the Chat box. If it doesn’t give you what you expected, you can clarify things and move forward until you get the right result – but still in everyday language. It works in most other main languages too.

Copilot is secure

Copilot inherits all your security, compliance and privacy policies from your Microsoft 365 set up. It also frees you from IP infringement worries. The Copilot Copyright Commitment builds on previous IP indemnity support and, in their words:

“ if a third party sues a commercial customer for copyright infringement for using Microsoft’s Copilots or the output they generate, we will defend the customer and pay the amount of any adverse judgments or settlements that result from the lawsuit, as long as the customer used the guardrails and content filters we have built into our products.”

You can also find out more about their responsible AI principles here.

Less talking, more doing

With surveys now showing teams spend more time talking about what they are supposed to be doing than they do actually doing what they are supposed to be doing, tools that help remove some of this burden are going to really increase productivity. 70% of people say they would delegate work to AI tools if it will lessen their workloads.

How to get Microsoft Copilot

Copilot is an investment, but its promises strongly suggest it will more than pay for itself. To add this to your licensing agreement, simply talk to your licensing provider.  The only downside is that there is no trial period, and it is an annual commitment. The good news is that it is now available without a minimum license quantity, having dropped from the previous minimum of

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