Microsoft 365 Copilot is one of the most significant changes to the Microsoft 365 stack since the move to cloud. The ready availability and integration of AI services into the core apps you use every day offers huge potential.

In this article we discuss how to get ready for Microsoft 365 Copilot.

What is Microsoft Copilot?

Microsoft 365 Copilot is a new AI-powered assistant that will be integrated into Microsoft 365. It will help users to be more productive by providing them with personalised recommendations, insights, and suggestions.

Copilot will be able to do a variety of tasks, including:

  • Generating content: Copilot can help users to generate content, such as emails, documents and presentations. It can also help users to translate languages and write different kinds of creative text formats.
  • Answering questions: Copilot can answer users’ questions in a comprehensive and informative way, even if they are open ended, challenging or strange.
  • Providing recommendations: Copilot can provide users with personalised recommendations, such as which files to open, which meetings to attend, and which tasks to prioritise.
  • Automating tasks: Copilot can automate many common tasks, such as scheduling meetings, sending emails, and creating reports.

What does Microsoft 365 Copilot do?

Microsoft 365 Copilot provides users with a range of ChatGPT style capability. The ability to use natural language to generate documents, text, images and more. These include:

  • Microsoft Word – You can generate text with and without formatting in new or existing documents. Create content, summarise, ask questions about your document and do light commanding via chat
  • PowerPoint – Create slides and presentations from prompts, using enterprise templates. Create AI generated images for your slides and light commanding via prompts, add slides, pictures and change formats.
  • Outlook – Get coaching tips on your messages around tone, clarity and sentiment as well as overall suggestions and improvements. You can also summarise long email chains for you and pull content from other documents into emails.
  • Teams – Copilot can summarise up to 30 days of chat to provide a succinct overview. Copilot can be used in meetings by analysing the transcript and can be used to answer questions users might have about the meeting.

Prerequisite for Microsoft 365 Copilot

In order to use Microsoft 365 Copilot, users must meet the following prerequisites:

  • Have a Microsoft 365 E3 or E5 license
  • An Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) account
  • The Microsoft 365 apps and services that work with Copilot, which include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, Outlook and Loop.

Microsoft 365 Copilot license

Full pricing has not been released for Microsoft 365 Copilot, but it was shown at Microsoft Inspire to be around £25 per user per month.

Microsoft 365 Copilot is a significant offering and one that will make your users more productive if used properly. With the right roll out, training and awareness , it could be a huge asset to your organisation. If you would like to learn more about rolling out Copilot, then contact us or book an M365 briefing today.