At its AI event today, Microsoft announced the integration of OpenAI AI software technologies into Microsoft 365 Apps. The software officially calls it “Microsoft 365 Copilot – Your co-pilot for work”. It also announced AI-powered Business Chat at today’s event.
Microsoft 365 Copilot is integrated into Microsoft 365 apps including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Teams, and more to help you be more creative, productive, and collaborative. “Today, we’re putting the power of next-generation AI to work. Introducing Microsoft 365 Co-Pilot — your co-pilot for work. It harnesses Microsoft Graph and Combines the power of the Large Language Model (LLM) with your data in Microsoft 365 Apps. Microsoft wrote in a blog post,
Copilot in Microsoft Word can help you create your first draft, which you can later edit to make it unique. Thus it can save you a lot of time, says Micro, Copilot will save you “hours in writing, sourcing and editing time”. The co-pilot can also provide feedback on a draft you create in Word.
The integration of OpenAI’s ChatGPT into Microsoft PowerPoint will help create presentations quickly. Copilot in Excel, on the other hand, can “analyze trends and create professional-looking data visualizations in seconds.” In Outlook, this will clean out your inbox in minutes, not hours.
Teams users will also benefit from the ChatGPT integration. The co-pilot will summarize key discussion points and suggest action items in real time during the meeting. That way, it’s easy to see who said what and in which areas people agreed or disagreed. Meanwhile, in Power Platform, Microsoft 365 Copilot can “automate repetitive tasks, build chatbots and go from idea to working app in minutes.”
Powered by ChatGPT, Business Chat “works across all your business data and apps to bring you the information and insights you need from a sea of data.” You can access Business Chat from Microsoft365.com, Bing, and Microsoft Teams.
Microsoft tests Copilot with a small group of customers before rolling it out to all of its productivity apps. The company is looking forward to receiving feedback from testers to improve AI features in Microsoft 365 apps.