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Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365 combines the power of large language models (LLMs) with your organization’s data – all in the flow of work – to turn your words into one of the most powerful productivity tools on the planet.

It works alongside popular Microsoft 365 apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and more. Microsoft 365 Copilot provides real-time intelligent assistance, enabling users to enhance their creativity, productivity, and skills.

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This blog provides an overview of Copilot, shares technical details, and how you can prepare for it.

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Resources by role

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Overview

Copilot is designed to benefit everyone in an organization. From leaders to IT professional managers, Copilot offers features that streamline tasks, automate workflows, and enhance collaboration. Its adaptability means that it can be customized to meet the unique needs of any organization. The ability to extend its capabilities through plugins makes it a continually evolving asset that can adapt to the ever-changing landscape of business needs.

To understand the vision for Copilot for Microsoft 365 business, we recommend starting with Satya Nadella’s announcement and the resources below, then click through to see tailored resources for specific roles.

Business User

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, believes that the advent of next-generation AI will revolutionize our work methods and usher in a new era of productivity growth.​ Copilot for Microsoft 365 is a tool that embodies this vision. It aims to enhance efficiency, foster innovation, and boost productivity within an organization. To understand the vision for Copilot for Microsoft 365, we recommend starting with Satya Nadella’s announcement.

In addition, we have curated a selection of additional resources to assist users in discovering and implementing this game changing advancements in technology. ​

Leader

We are entering a new era of AI, one that is fundamentally changing how we relate to and benefit from technology. Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, believes that the advent of next-generation AI will revolutionize our work methods and usher in a new era of productivity growth.

Copilot for Microsoft 365 is a tool that embodies this vision. It aims to enhance efficiency, foster innovation, and boost productivity within an organization. To understand the vision for Copilot for Microsoft 365 business, we recommend starting with Satya Nadella’s announcement.​

In addition, we have curated a selection of additional resources to assist business leaders in discovering and implementing this game changing advancements in technology.

Adoption Manager

Driving adoption of Microsoft Copilot is both unique and just like the adoption of any technology. It is a human centric action, an ongoing user and stakeholder engagement process. We have modified the standard Microsoft 365 Adoption Framework for this project and included it below and in the full adoption kit. This is a starting point and can be customized to fit your organization’s methods for sharing new service with your team.

Additionally, utilize Microsoft 365 technology to drive the adoption by using our Center of Excellence (CoE) best practices to build your own community of practice for training, questions, support, and information improves the velocity of delivering user satisfaction.

Note: if you have Microsoft Viva, download our Microsoft Viva for AI Transformation guide to help drive and accelerate your journey to becoming an AI-powered organization

IT Professional

We are entering a new era of AI, one that is fundamentally changing how we relate to and benefit from technology. IT Professionals and admins play a critical role in an organization’s ability to prepare for and leverage the power of AI.  

Check out our admin documentation to find the most up-to-date information on technical requirements, policies, enabling users, and reporting, including the new reporting dashboard from Viva Insights and a user onboarding kit with ready-made emails to send.

In addition, here are several other resources that have been specifically selected to help IT Pros and admins start this exciting journey.

Developer

For developers, Copilot for Microsoft 365 isn’t just a tool for personal productivity; it’s a platform that can be extended and customized to fit specific organizational needs. The ability to develop plugins for Copilot opens up a world of possibilities for enhancing its functionality. Whether it’s integrating with third-party services, automating complex workflows, or adding new features, developers have the freedom to tailor Copilot to better serve their teams and clients. This extensibility makes Copilot not just a tool, but a versatile framework that can evolve with the changing demands of modern software development.

What’s new in Copilot

Last updated on February 15, 2024

A new Copilot experience in Teams

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Announcing Copilot for SMB

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Introducing Copilot Pro

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Expanded partner opportunity

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Copilot in Viva Engage in Public Preview

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How to: Becoming an AI-powered organization

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Copilot in Education announcement

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Transforming communications

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Inviting Copilot into your day accelerates your ability to improve your productivity, create compelling content and unleash your creativity. Don’t just take our word for it. View our content below to understand the Art of the Possible.

Curious about the art and science of working AI? Want to learn more about how AI will revolutionize work? WorkLab delves into the latest science and the most innovative thinking, from Microsoft and elsewhere, about how and why and where people work—and how leaders can guide the workplace into the future. Check out their guides, podcast, and more.

Already have a Copilot license? Check out Copilot Lab for more prompts to try, quick tips for better prompts, and more. If you don’t have a license yet, download these tips in the meantime.

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Build your prompt skills

Prompts are how you ask Microsoft 365 Copilot to do something for you — like creating, summarizing, editing, or transforming. Think about prompting like having a conversation, using plain but clear language and providing context like you would with an assistant.

If you have a Copilot license, check out the Copilot Lab for more inspiration.

Improve your productivity

Writing prompts is how you ask Copilot to do things on your behalf. Our Copilot Lab experience will help you to find your Power Prompts – those phrases you share with Copilot that accelerate your productivity, freeing you from day to day tasks like summarizing meetings and helping you to prepare for your next important meeting.

Try these featured prompts

Remember to include specifics like a person’s name or a topic:

What's new?

What's the latest from person, organized by emails, chats, and files?
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Catch up on messages

Summarize Teams messages from this week about topic

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Summarize emails

Provide a detailed summary of my recent emails about topic

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Share meeting notes

Draft an email with notes and action from meeting

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What did they say?

What did person say about topic

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Where was I mentioned?

Summarize emails where I was mentioned recently. Make it details, highlighting the sender and categorizing by topic

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Get tips on Copilot prompts (download)

Create content

Copilot for your team is a powerful tool that helps you collaborate more effectively with your colleagues. Copilot works seamlessly with Microsoft 365 and other popular apps, so you can access your files and data easily. With Copilot, you can save time, improve quality, and boost productivity across your entire team.

Try these featured prompts

Remember to include specifics like a person’s name or a topic:

Share meeting notes

Draft an email with notes and action items from meeting

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Draft an FAQ

Create an FAQ based on file

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Write an intro

Propose a new introduction to file

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Generate ideas

List ideas for a fun remote team building event

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Brainstorm

Suggest 10 compelling taglines based on file

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Help me write

Write an email to my team about our top priorities for next quarter from file

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Get tips on Copilot prompts (download)

Community & Events

Join our community to ask questions in our forums and to connect with other community members. Watch this space for our future community calls to meet others using Microsoft 365 Copilot, as well as on-demand training, both of which will be coming soon. We can’t wait to hear what you are doing with Copilot alongside you in your day.

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Copilot in your favorite Microsoft apps

Copilot Graph-grounded chat

Combine the power of AI with your work data to unlock productivity and uplevel skills.

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Copilot in Teams

Have more effective meetings, easily catch up on chats, and find information faster.

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Copilot in Outlook

Start emails quickly, generate a summary, and catch up on long emails easily.

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Copilot in Word

Start a draft, add to an existing document, rewrite text, or generate a summary.

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Copilot in PowerPoint

Create beautiful presentations, organize and summarize presentations, and more.

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Copilot in Excel

Go deeper with data, identify insights, generate formulas, and more.

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Copilot in OneNote

Summarize your notes, create a to-do list, design a plan, and more.

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Copilot in Loop

Plan, brainstorm, create, and collaborate easier to stay in sync.

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Copilot in Whiteboard

Creating, organizing, and understanding ideas has never been easier.

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Other Copilot experiences

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Copilot for Sales

Bring data and insights in the flow of work to help save time and close more deals.

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Copilot Studio

Customize Microsoft Copilot for Microsoft 365 or build your own copilot experiences.

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GitHub Copilot

Bring AI coding assistance into every step of the developer workflow.

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