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Introducing Microsoft 365 Copilot

Microsoft have just announced that the power of their next-generation AI is coming to the apps you use as part of Microsoft 365 copilot. The valuable tool is designed to improve productivity and efficiency by providing personalized, intelligent assistance.

You may have seen a rise in news stories concerning "Artificial Intelligence" or "Machine Learning" lately. Many of these stories are a result of the recently announced new version of Microsoft Bing, powered by the AI engine ChatGPT. These tools have revolutionised what we can ask a computer to do, and dramatically enhanced the level of response we can expect. While many of the news stories cover the comical applications, the advancements in AI are very real, and Microsoft 365 is poised to be an industry leader.

Microsoft 365 Copilot will integrate into existing apps (Outlook, Word, Excel, Teams etc), and will provide you with powerful new options and commands. A new tool, Business Chat, will allow you to ask natural language questions, eg "tell me how we updated our product strategy this year".

Further examples of how these tools will work for you include creating a proposal based on meeting notes or a transcript, building a project plan and assigning tasks, or even writing a first draft of a report for you.

As your IT and Digital Transformation partner, Managed IT will keep you informed as to updates and availability of copilot and other new tools. We'll work with you to understand how they benefit your organisation, and develop an implementation and training strategy with you and your team.

If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please contact your Managed IT Account Manager, or the Managed IT support team.

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