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Microsoft 365 has a powerful suite of cloud-based productivity tools. They can help you work smarter and faster. Microsoft has consistently been at the forefront of innovation. M365 was one of the very first all-in-one cloud tools, introduced as Office 365 in 2013. Now, Microsoft and its business tools are at the leading edge of generative AI.

The Microsoft 365 platform has been adding some amazing AI innovations. They sit inside tools like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and more. If you know how to use them, these smart features can enhance your experience. As well as significantly boosting your productivity.

Next, we will explore some of the ways Illawarra, Southern Highlands & Shoalhaven SMB’s can leverage Microsoft 365’s new AI innovations. So that you can get more out of your work.

Microsoft Copilot: A Game-Changer in Collaboration

Microsoft Copilot is the crown jewel of Microsoft’s AI innovations. It’s designed to be your virtual collaborator. It can help you generate code, write documents, and even craft emails more efficiently. This AI-powered tool is built on the foundations of OpenAI’s ChatGPT technology. This enables it to understand context and anticipate your needs. As well as generate content in a remarkably human-like manner.

Here are some of the tools in the Microsoft universe that incorporate Copilot:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • Teams
  • Edge
  • Windows
  • Bing
  • Dynamics 365 Sales

How can you take advantage of the benefits offered by Microsoft Copilot? Here are a few ways to jump on the added efficiency and time-savings they bring.

1. Speed Up Document Creation

Copilot is a versatile writing companion for document creation. Whether you are drafting a report, crafting a presentation, or composing an email, Copilot can help. It offers intelligent suggestions to help you express your thoughts better. It also saves you time and makes sure your content is clear, concise, and suited for your audience.

2. Enhance Your Teams Meeting Experience

Copilot has a key strength in facilitating teamwork. It can produce consistent and relevant responses, such as a summary of meeting notes and a list of action items.

It also helps you stay updated on what you’ve missed. If you join a Teams meeting late, you can simply ask it to recap the main points of the discussion so far.

3. Create PowerPoints with Ease

Copilot can help you become a “PowerPoint Master” with its AI-powered features. You can create a slide deck from scratch by just typing some text prompts. Copilot will find relevant stock images and suggest suitable text for your presentation topic. You can also improve an existing PowerPoint by letting Copilot reorganise your slides for a smoother flow.


4. Enjoy Smart Business Insights in Excel

Excel Ideas is a new AI innovation in Microsoft 365 that can help you analyse and visualise your data with ease. It can automatically detect patterns and trends in your data and suggest the best charts, tables, and summaries for your needs.

You can also ask natural language questions about your data using Excel Ideas. For example, you can ask “What is the average sales by region?” or “Which product has the highest profit margin?” and get instant answers in the form of charts or formulas.

5. Save Time in Outlook with AI Help

Sometimes you receive long emails that you don’t have time to read right away. You can use the new Copilot feature in Outlook to ask for a summary of the main points of any email. This will help you save time and prioritize your tasks.

Copilot in Outlook can also assist you with writing emails. It can generate a first draft for you and suggest possible replies to the messages in your inbox.

A Future of Intelligent Productivity

As we embrace the era of intelligent productivity, Microsoft 365 becomes more powerful. Its new AI innovations pave the way for a more efficient work environment.

By incorporating these capabilities into your daily workflow, you’re staying competitive. As well as setting the pace for the future of work.

Tap into the Future with Our M365 Services

Microsoft 365’s commitment to continuous improvement ensures that you have cutting-edge tools. The ones needed to stay ahead, innovate, and thrive. Especially in a rapidly evolving digital landscape. Embrace the power of AI. Unlock a new dimension of productivity with Microsoft 365.

Our team of M365 experts can help you ensure you’re getting the full benefit of these features. As well as new ones Microsoft is developing and rolling out in the coming months. We’ll help your team save time and improve your bottom line.

Give us a call today on 02 4228 2000 or click here to schedule a chat.