Introduction to Microsoft 365 Copilot

AI Assistant Microsoft 365 Copilot

Is Chewbacca the best co-pilot in movie history? We would vote for Chewie over Goose all day long. As sidekicks go, he had over 200 years of flight experience, knew his role, and did it well.

Organisations now have the opportunity to pair staff with AI companions, creating partnerships to turn words into a powerful productivity tool.

Over the last week, a couple of Boost IT staff have trialed Microsoft Copilot, and we would like to share an overview with you.

Video: Product Launch

Video: How Copilot for Microsoft 365 Works

Copilot for Microsoft 365 combines the power of large language models (LLMs) with your data in the Microsoft Graph—your calendar, emails, chats, documents, meetings, and more—and the Microsoft 365 apps.

We have had many enquiries asking us how SMBs can leverage the power of AI, while safeguarding employees and their data. Organisations can now realise time savings by getting work done faster, with improved quality.

Top 3 features of Copilot

 

Supercharged productivity

Because Copilot is integrated into the apps you use every day, you will spend less time focused on the tools, and more time focused on what really matters – serving your customers and growing your business. There is a learning curve in writing effective prompts. The online guide as well as the on-demand suggestions are important ways to build your prompt skills.

Amplified creativity

Copilot is designed to help get your creative juices flowing, so you never have to start from scratch again, while making it easier to collaborate with your team. 

Security

Microsoft 365 Copilot is designed to protect your data and puts your admins and individual users in control. Boost IT recommends Microsoft Business Premium in conjunction with Copilot to ensure comprehensive layered security including information protection to encrypt data at rest and in transit, and data classification for the right level of confidentiality.

Impact by workflow

 

Effective meetings

  • Quickly catch up on meetings you missed
  • Summarise a meeting and identify next steps
  • Run a more effective meeting

Data analysis

  • Get answers from across all your data
  • Instantly uncover key insights
  • Create powerful and professional visualisations

Content creation

  • Jumpstart creativity, and write and edit like a pro
  • Quickly catch up on the key points of a document or presentation
  • Create documents, presentations, charts, and tables

Email processing

  • Draft email replies instantly
  • Personalise the tone and length even on the go
  • Quickly summarise a long email thread

How to buy Microsoft 365 Copilot

As of January 15, Copilot was made available to businesses of all sizes, with no minimum licensing requirements. You can purchase it only from a Microsoft Partner like Boost IT. 

The cost per license is $600 incl. GST per annum. Microsoft has not offered it on monthly subscriptions.

Speak to us about your readiness and the prerequisites for using Copilot

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