Microsoft launches Copilot, its GPT-4 assistant on Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Microsoft unveils Copilot, an AI-powered assistant that will revolutionize user usage of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook…

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Is there a Copilot on the Microsoft plane? Apparently yes ! © Microsoft – CaptureBDM

All about Microsoft 365 Copilot

After the new AI features in Gmail and Docs announced by Google, it’s Microsoft’s turn to hit hard with the presentation of Microsoft 365 Copilot. This new AI-powered co-pilot is integrated into Microsoft’s flagship applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and also Microsoft Teams. Users will be able to request tasks from the personal assistant which will perform in seconds. Objective: freeing up creativity and increasing everyone’s productivity to “focus on the essentials”.

Copilot combines the power of large language models (LLM) with your data in the Microsoft Graph (your calendar, your emails, your chats, your documents, your meetings, etc.) and Microsoft 365 apps to turn your words into most powerful productivity tool on the planet.

Discover in the video below what Microsoft 365 Copilot can do.

Features of Microsoft 365 Copilot

More concretely, this co-pilot can, for example, generate long texts for you in Word or reformulate one of your existing documents, create a personalized presentation for you on PowerPoint in a few seconds or even generate an Excel formula adapted to your problem. And these are just a few examples! This co-pilot could well be anchored in our uses in the office and prove to be essential in the future. It is clear that a new era of work is opening with the artificial intelligence models democratized by OpenAI such as GPT-4.

Microsoft 365 Copilot can for example:

  • Generate well-formatted text in Word from existing files,
  • Transform a text to give it a more professional tone in Word,
  • Create a PowerPoint presentation from an existing document,
  • Create professional data visualizations on Excel,
  • Summarize long email exchanges on Outlook,
  • Write suggested replies in Outlook,
  • Summarize in real time the main points of a Teams meeting,
  • Automate tasks and create chatbots in PowerPlatform…

4 examples of Copilot uses in pictures

Here are 4 examples of Copilot in action on Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Copilot generates text based on an existing Word file and a One Note file. © Microsoft
Copilot analyzes the Excel table to summarize the trends of the results. © Microsoft
copilot powerpoint
Copilot designs a PowerPoint presentation from a simple Word file. © Microsoft
Copilot generates an entire email for the user on Oultook. © Microsoft