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Unlocking the Power of AI Prompts in Copilot for Microsoft 365 - 10 great examples to start your journey

When it comes to business, time is money. Juggling meetings, strategy sessions, your inbox, and project deliverables efficiently can seem unachievable, regardless of your organisational skills. Enter Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365, your AI-powered sidekick. Copilot for Microsoft 365, can supercharge your productivity and streamline your daily tasks.


Here are 10 prompts to start your journey with Copilot for Microsoft 365.

Let’s dive in and explore ten powerful Copilot prompts that can potentially give you hours back in your day. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just getting started with AI, these prompts will help you harness the potential of Copilot.

1. Create a to-do list

How: List tasks, deadlines, and priorities. Copilot organises them into a structured list.

Prompt: “Create a to-do list for this week.”

2. Tell me about a topic/project

How: Provide context about the topic or project. Copilot will retrieve relevant information.

Prompt: “Tell me about the latest features in Microsoft Teams.”

3. Draft an email

How: Describe the email’s purpose, recipient, and tone. Copilot will create a well-structured draft.

Prompt: “Draft a short email to the marketing team, outlining the upcoming sales campaign.”

4. Help me write a...

How: Copilot assists with various writing tasks:

Blog posts: Specify the topic and target audience.

Reports: Describe the purpose and data sources.

Creative content: Share your vision, and Copilot will assist.

Prompt: “Help me write a 300 word blog post on sustainable practices for businesses in the UK, with a target audience of CEO's”

5. Proof my content

How: Share your document or snippet with Copilot. It will catch typos, grammatical errors, and suggest improvements.

Prompt: “Proofread our quarterly financial report and suggest edits to make the introduction more to the point.”

6. Summarise an email thread

How: Forward the email thread to Copilot. Specify the desired level of detail.

Prompt: “Summarise the customer feedback email chain into 5 key points and action items.”

7. What did they say?

How: Describe the context (e.g., interview transcript, chat log). Copilot extracts quotes and summarises responses.

Prompt: “What were the main takeaways and action items from the call?” 

8. Summarise a document

How: Upload the document or provide relevant sections. Copilot extracts key information.

Prompt: “Summarise the 50-page research paper on climate change into a 3 page document with bullet points”

9. Give me some ideas for a...

How: Specify the context (e.g., marketing campaign, product feature). Copilot brainstorm creative ideas.

Prompt: “Give me ideas for a team-building event for 50 people in London.”

10. Recap a Microsoft Teams meeting

How: Let Copilot keep track of key topics and action items so you can stay focused during the meeting and avoid listening to the recording after.

Prompt: “Recap our team meeting on project X with notes and action items.”



How can we help?

We understand that embracing AI is not just about implementing technology; it's about transforming your business to thrive in the digital era. Our expertise as a Microsoft Partner ensures that we not only provide the tools but also the strategic guidance and support needed for your success.


Our Technology Consulting Specialists can work with you to analyse and review the current state of your Microsoft environment and provide recommendations on your permissions structure and content management practices.


Key areas that we can support you on your adoption journey include:

Copilot Adoption – we can provide deployment and training programs to ensure your team obtains the best from your financial investment.

Licensing Structure – we can provide guidance on pre-requisites and the best Copilot license for your organisation, as well as providing your Copilot licensing.

Information and Cyber Security – from policies to architecture, risk management to the delivery of business and technical controls – we are a single destination to help with security solutions.

Content Management – helping you structure Teams and SharePoint or establish a SharePoint architecture to manage your information repositories.

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