Harnessing the power of AI, Microsoft 365
Copilot turns your words into the most powerful productivity tool
on the planet
Wash., March 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- On
Thursday, Microsoft Corp. announced it is bringing the power of
next-generation AI to its workplace productivity tools with
Microsoft 365 Copilot. Currently in testing with select commercial
customers, Copilot combines the power of large language models
(LLMs) with business data and the Microsoft 365 apps, to unleash
creativity, unlock productivity and uplevel skills.
Customers will experience Microsoft 365 Copilot in two
Microsoft 365 Copilot isn't just a better way of doing the same
things. It's an entirely new way of working. Copilot will work
alongside Microsoft 365 customers in two ways:
- First, it is embedded in the Microsoft 365 apps people use
every day — Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams and more.
- Today, the company also announced an entirely new experience:
Business Chat. Business Chat works across the LLM, the Microsoft
365 apps, and a customer's calendar, emails, chats, documents,
meetings and contacts to do things that people weren't able to do
before. With natural language prompts like "tell my team how we
updated the product strategy," Business Chat will generate a status
update based on the morning's meetings, emails and chat
With Copilot, the customer is always in control. Customers
decide what to keep, modify or discard. With these new tools,
people can be more creative in Word, more analytical in Excel, more
expressive in PowerPoint, more productive in Outlook and more
collaborative in Teams.
"Copilot combines the power of large language models with your
data and apps to turn your words into the most powerful
productivity tool on the planet," said Jared Spataro, corporate vice president, Modern
Work and Business Applications, Microsoft. "By grounding in your
business content and context, Copilot delivers results that are
relevant and actionable. It's enterprise-ready, built on
Microsoft's comprehensive approach to security, compliance, privacy
and responsible AI. Copilot marks a new era of computing that will
fundamentally transform the way we work."
A whole new way to work
Microsoft 365 Copilot is seamlessly integrated in the apps
people use every day, helping them stay in the flow of work and
freeing them to focus more on the task at hand and less on the busy
- Copilot in Word writes, edits, summarizes and creates
right alongside people as they work.
- Copilot in PowerPoint enables the creation process by
turning ideas into a designed presentation through natural language
- Copilot in Excel helps unlock insights, identify trends
or create professional-looking data visualizations in a fraction of
- Copilot in Outlook can help synthesize and manage the
inbox to allow more time to be spent on actually communicating.
- Copilot in Teams makes meetings more productive with
real-time summaries and action items directly in the context of the
- Copilot in Power Platform will help developers of all
skill levels accelerate and streamline development with low-code
tools with the introduction of two new capabilities within Power
Apps and Power Virtual Agents.
- Business Chat brings together data from across
documents, presentations, email, calendar, notes and contacts to
help summarize chats, write emails, find key dates or even write a
plan based on other project files.
Microsoft has built Microsoft 365 Copilot with its existing
commitments to data security and privacy in the enterprise,
grounded in AI principles and Responsible AI Standard and
decades of research. Copilot's large language models are not
trained on customer content or on individual prompts. Microsoft 365
Copilot will deliver enterprise-ready AI at scale.
Earlier this month Microsoft announced Dynamics 365 Copilot as
the world's first AI Copilot in both CRM and ERP to bring the
next-generation AI to every line of business. And now, Copilot
is coming to all Microsoft productivity apps — Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, Microsoft Viva, Power Platform and
more. Specifics on pricing and licensing will be shared soon.
Microsoft 365 Copilot is already being tested with a small group of
customers to get the critical feedback required to improve these
models as they scale.
Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT" @microsoft) enables digital
transformation for the era of an intelligent cloud and an
intelligent edge. Its mission is to empower every person and every
organization on the planet to achieve more.
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SOURCE Microsoft Corp.