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Microsoft Copilot: 13 Features you'll love

Microsoft 365 Copilot has finally been released to the SME sector. This is one of the most anticipated launches of recent years from Microsoft and is being hailed as a game changer in the way we think about being more effective with our time.


If you don't know or have been living under a rock, Copilot is a powerful AI tool that helps users navigate their work and personal life. Think of it as an AI-powered virtual assistant that can help you with tasks such as summarizing important documents, catching up on communications, generating drafts of emails and documents, searching your data for answers to key questions, and more.





Copilot is designed to work seamlessly with other Microsoft 365 apps and services, making it easy to access and use. It was only available to commercial customers as part of the Microsoft 365 Copilot Early Access Program, but since mid January is now available to the SME market. Some features require a license and some are free to use.


To some it may feel a little rushed to market, some features are still not available yet and are being developed and pushed out quickly, by the time I finish this blog there will probably be a plethora of new features.


So we've had a few days looking and playing with the product and we felt the need to let people know about some features that maybe they didn't know about. So here are our features we think you'll love:


1. Copilot on your mobile:


Download the app and enjoy Copilot anywhere.

Or use the Bing app on iOS to access all Copilot features!



2. Copilot in Windows:


Microsoft have now brought Copilot directly into Windows 11, so there is no need to look outside of your computer to find an AI. Its all there under the hood now. It makes this a compelling reason to finally update to Windows 11.


From clipping, snipping, cutting, pasting, researching to generate content, open, close, exit, arrange, the possibilities are endless for controlling windows with your voice, mouse and keyboard, its all about the prompt!



3. Copilot Pro:


Unlock the most powerful AI features, including creating your own GPT Copilots.



4. PowerPoint:


- Transform Word documents into slideshows

- Make presentations from any file

- Condense long presentations into key points

- Add new slides with natural language commands

- Improve text, layout, animations and outline with simple commands



5. Copilot in Whiteboard: Brainstorming


This is great feature for teams or people who extensively work in Microsoft teams and utilise the whiteboard feature.



6. Word:


With Copilot for Microsoft word you can ask for ideas, rewrite whole paragraphs and much more.



7. Bing Chat is now Copilot:


Use it on any browser or device. You can discover its incredible AI features here



8. Create your CoPilots (como GPTs):


Use a complete conversation design studio to:


- Customize and extend Copilot for Microsoft 365

- Create your co-pilot



9. Excel:


- Generate visualizations as graphs/tables

- Extract trends and insights from data analysis

- Explore different scenarios with what-if analysis

- Create stunning graphs from your data in seconds

- Apply formulas/calculations with natural language prompts



10. Outlook:


- Create follow-up actions and agendas based on previous conversations

- Compose effective email messages

- Translate an email response

- Simplify long email messages



11. Teams - Live Meeting:


- Create agendas for your meetings

- Recommend topics for discussion

- Receive summaries and information about meetings

- Record notes during meetings, highlighting key points and action items



12. Teams - Phone:


This works in very much the same fashion as above but can be utilised in everyday telephone conversation and telephone meetings.



13. Copilot in Loop:


- Plan, brainstorm and collaborate better

- Co-create and stay in sync



Above are a selection of feature that are available at the time of writing this blog and newer features are being released and pushed out all the time. If you cannot find a feature your looking for in the App on your computer then this maybe available in the cloud portal.


Please note that some features require a license, while others are free to use. If you are unsure and require some additional assistance then please feel free to enquire on the usual channels with us.


If you wish to stay up to date or are wanting to know more about features that are available then please follow the Microsoft 365 YouTube channel here.

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