This functionality, called Copilot and which is still in a very early beta phase and with access to a very limited number of users, is initially focused on large companies. Copilot will be available for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook according to the company’s statement during the presentation, however, it is not ruled out that in the future it can reach other applications where an AI can have meaning and utility.
What can Copilot do in Microsoft 365
The first thing we must keep clear is that this functionality will be available only through the Microsoft 365 subscription. In addition, it will not be included in the subscription, but we will have to pay extra to be able to enjoy this function. And, if you are asking, the first thing we should know about the integration of AI in Office is that its main use will not be to generate text based on a description.
Thanks to Copilot in Word, we can ask him to make a summary of everything from the text of a document, to rewrite a paragraph again, that cambie el focus de todo el documentochange the format to adapt it to a concrete need or design, suggest changes in a document among others.
With respect to Excel, this function will allow users to create a summary table based on various data sources, highlighting the positive and negative points more important in addition to offering suggestions on how to improve the figures presented. We will also be able to ask him to create a graphic determination based on the data of a table, change its format once established and much more.
If we talk about Copilot in PowerPoint, we have to talk about the possibility of to create a presentation based on a Word document where the most important points stand out in independent slides, which include images automatically based on the text.
The main attraction of Outlook is the possibility of I will respond to emails of automatic form as they are received, including the necessary data that may be available in the different applications that form part of Word.
At the time of presenting the results, Copilot will ask the users if they want to be shown in the same document in which we found them or if they want to create a new document from scratch. As of now, as we have commented above, Copilot is here currently in beta phase. We also do not know which price will have this function that will only be available through Microsoft 365.