Microsoft has consistently been at the forefront of innovation, especially with Cybersecurity, but now its Microsoft 365 helps you work smarter and faster with a powerful suite of cloud-based productivity tools. M365 was one of the very first all-in-one cloud tools, introduced as Office 365 in 2013. Microsoft and its business tools are at the leading edge of generative AI.

The Microsoft 365 platform started out with impressive AI tools, and it’s been adding some amazing new AI innovations. They are hiding in plain sight inside the tools you already know, like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and more. If you know how to use them, these smart features can greatly enhance your experience and productivity.

So, to get more out of your work, let’s explore some of the ways you can leverage Microsoft 365's new AI innovations.

The Game-Changer in Collaboration: Microsoft Copilot

Microsoft Copilot is the crown jewel of Microsoft's AI innovations. We had previously gone over its key points  a while back. It’s designed to be your virtual collaborator and can help you generate code, write documents, and even craft emails more efficiently. It’s built on the foundations of OpenAI's ChatGPT technology. This enables it to understand context, anticipate your needs, and generate content in a remarkably human-like manner.

A few of the tools in the Microsoft universe that incorporate Copilot:









Dynamics 365 Sales

Here are a few ways you can take advantage of the benefits offered by Microsoft Copilot and reap the added efficiency and time-savings they bring.

  1. Faster Document Creation

Copilot shines as a versatile writing companion in the realm of document creation by helping you draft a report, craft a presentation, or compose an email. Copilot provides intelligent suggestions, helping you articulate your thoughts more effectively. It speeds up the writing process. It also ensures that your content is clear, concise, and tailored to your audience.

  1. Enhances Your Teams Meeting Experience

Its ability to enhance collaboration across teams is one of Copilot’s the key strengths. It can create coherent and context-aware responses, like a summary of meeting notes and an action item list.

Have you ever arrived late to a Teams meeting? A helpful Copilot feature is the ability to catch up on what you’ve missed by simply asking it to summarize the important points of the conversation so far.

  1. PowerPoint Creation with Ease

With Copilot, more people can become ‘PowerPoint Masters’. The AI-infused features in PPT can create a slide deck for you based on text prompts.

Then, to fill your slides, it can tap into Microsoft’s stock images. Copilot will also suggest text to use based on your presentation topic. Do you have a PowerPoint that you need help with? The tool can reorganize your slides for a better presentation flow.

  1. Get Smart Business Insights in Excel

Excel Ideas is also a great new AI innovation in Microsoft 365. This feature can help you easily analyze and visualize your data; it can automatically detect patterns and trends in your data and suggest charts, tables, and summaries that best suit your needs.

Excel Ideas also gives you the ability to ask natural language questions about your data, such as "Which product has the highest profit margin?" or "What is the average sales by region?" You’ll get instant answers in the form of charts or formulas.

  1. AI Help Saves Time in Outlook

From time to time, we all get super-long emails. Typically, unless it concerns an urgent matter, you don’t bother with them until you have more time, but the new Copilot feature in Outlook can summarize the key points of an email for you to save yourself reading time.

You can also use Copilot in Outlook to help write emails. It will save help by providing a first draft. As well as suggesting responses to emails in your inbox.

This is the Future of Intelligent Productivity

Microsoft 365 becomes more powerful as we embrace a new era of intelligent productivity. Its new AI innovations pave the way for a more efficient work environment.

You’ll get a good competitive edge by incorporating these capabilities into your daily workflow. They will also help in setting the pace for the future of work.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get Microsoft copilot for free?

Copilot is not free, nor is there a free scaled-down version, but Microsoft Sales Copilot offers a 30-day free trial. As an administrator, you can get a license for 25 users. After a quick sign-up, you'll have access to many of the app's key features. Try it for free and then survey your staff on the results they’ve enjoyed. Odds are that it will be worth the money.

Is Copilot free with Microsoft 365?

Microsoft 365 Copilot is be available for commercial customers for $30 per user per month for Microsoft 365 E3, E5, Business Standard and Business Premium customers when broadly available.

What is Google's version of Microsoft Copilot?

Google launched Duet AI, an advanced generative AI collaborator which offers an alternative to Microsoft's Github Copilot, assisting programmers with coding tasks. Duet AI by Google offers similar features to Github Copilot and some additional capabilities.

Is AI truly autonomous?

Not always, but it’s getting there. This is where we have to be careful. The distinction between autonomous and traditional AI systems lies in the level of independence and decision-making capacity. Traditional AI systems often require human guidance, with pre-programmed rules limiting their scope of operation.

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Microsoft 365's commitment to continuous improvement ensures that you have cutting-edge tools. The ones needed to stay ahead, innovate, and thrive. Especially in a rapidly evolving digital landscape. Embrace the power of AI. Unlock a new dimension of productivity with Microsoft 365.

Our team of M365 experts can help you ensure you’re getting the full benefit of these features. As well as new ones Microsoft is developing and rolling out in the coming months.  We’ll help your team save time and improve your bottom line.

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