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Introducing, Microsoft Copilot!

The dystopian series Black Mirror, which was broadcasted about 13 years ago and took the whole world by storm, forcing each of us to think about the future, perhaps predicted these days long ago. At the time, YouTube was just getting stronger, Apple had just launched the iPhone 4S series, and Microsoft had announced Office 365 for the first time. So how could Black Mirror have predicted 13 years from now? Would artificial intelligence really take over the world and destroy jobs accompanied by dramatic music, as feared?

As a millennial with a passion for animation movies, the movie “WALL-E” released in the early 2000s, not counting 1962 made “The Jetsons”, was able to predict the present: Maximum efficiency with minimum effort. So what does this mean? This is the process that starts with smartphone assistants taking your commands and making calls, and today, going into meetings for you and preparing a meeting summary for you.

So, where does Copilot fit into all of this?

Copilot, tell me who you are.

"Hi, I'm Copilot, an AI assistant that helps you write documents. I can create text according to your wishes and follow the instructions you provide. I'm powered by OpenAI's GPT-3 technology and learn from a large corpus of text on the internet."

I instantly clicked on the Copilot icon that appeared on my Word page, since there was no Turkish option yet, I gave a simple command in English as "Copilot, explain who you are in 2 sentences" and it wrote the paragraph above to me.

Do you remember the questions you asked when Apple's artificial intelligence assistant, Siri, was first released? So what questions did you ask after ChatGPT was released? Copilot is the corporate and creative equivalent of all this and more.

As a formal definition, Copilot combines the power of large language models (LLMs) with your data in the Microsoft Graph—your calendar, emails, chats, documents, meetings, and more—and Microsoft 365 apps, turning your words into the most powerful productivity tool on the planet. And it does so within existing Microsoft commitments to data security and privacy in the organization. Embedded in the Microsoft 365 apps we use every day, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and more work with you to unleash your creativity, unlock productivity, and expand your skills.

Copilot for Word

Let's get those who want to bring out their inner writer but can't choose where to start or the right words!

Copilot for Word creates an initial draft for you with just a short prompt and fetches information from your organization as needed. Copilot can add content to existing documents, summarize text, and rewrite sections or the entire document to make it shorter. You can even get suggested tones, from professional to passionate, and casual to mischievous, to help you hit the right tone. Copilot can also help you improve your writing with suggestions that strengthen your arguments or correct inconsistencies.

Copilot for Excel

Those who reproach by saying "I am not good with numbers"; are we ready to breathe a sigh of relief together?

Copilot for Excel works with you to help you analyze and explore your data. You can ask Copilot questions about your dataset in natural language, not just formulas. It uncovers correlations within data, suggests what-if scenarios and suggests new formulas based on your questions, and builds models based on your questions to help you explore your data without changing it. You can identify trends, create powerful visualizations, or ask for suggestions to achieve different results.

Copilot for PowerPoint

It's only a matter of time for you get promoted, because your colleagues will be jealous of your presentations and your boss will be amazed.

Copilot for PowerPoint helps you turn your ideas into stunning presentations. As your storytelling partner, Copilot can turn existing written documents into decks complete with speaker notes and resources, or start a new presentation from a simple prompt or outline. With the click of a button, you can condense long presentations and use natural language commands to adjust layouts, reformat text, and time animations perfectly.

Copilot for Outlook

No email will go unanswered anymore, epic-length emails won't be intimidating, and you'll be able to enjoy your days off more comfortably.

Copilot for Outlook works with you in your inbox and messages, so you have less to rely on email prioritization; you can spend more time communicating better and easier. You can summarize long, convoluted email threads with multiple people to understand not only what was said, but each person's different perspectives and open questions that have yet to be answered. You can reply to an existing email with a simple prompt, or leverage other emails or content you already have access to from Microsoft 365 to turn quick notes into clear, professional messages. Don't forget to use the on/off buttons to adjust the tone or length of your note.

Copilot for Teams You can keep saying "my biggest strength is teamwork" in interviews because Microsoft has your back!

Copilot for Teams helps you run more effective meetings, speed up the conversation, organize key discussion points, and summarize important actions so the whole group knows what to do next. In your chat, Copilot gives you answers to specific questions or catches up with you about anything you missed without interrupting the flow of discussion. By adding Copilot to your meetings and conversations, you now have a powerful tool to help with common tasks such as creating meeting agendas based on chat history, identifying the right people for follow-ups, and scheduling the next meeting.

How do I get Copilot?

Microsoft Copilot is available for purchase as an add-on to the following licenses:

  • Microsoft 365 E5

  • Microsoft 365 E3

  • Office 365 E3

  • Office 365 E5

  • Microsoft 365 Business Standard

  • Microsoft 365 Business Premium

  • Microsoft 365 A5

  • Microsoft 365 A3

  • Office 365 A5

  • Office 365 A3

And of course, the most critical question comes, how much budget do I need for this legendary artificial intelligence assistant? The most basic answer to the question is $30 per license. Copilot, whose payment model is annual, can be purchased for all users having the licenses mentioned above. However, it should not be forgotten that as a company that realizes the digital transformation of many companies in the most advantageous way with the Upgrade and Win and Transition to Cloud campaigns, we will be ready to do our best for Copilot with new campaigns!

And now?

First of all, no one will be taking anyone's job or destroying any job branches!

While Black Mirror waits on the sidelines like a fortune teller that we may want to go to every month, we, white-collar workers, should now prepare to do our job with more enthusiasm and faster because artificial intelligence is now a fact of our lives. How quickly we adapt to this reality is primarily the responsibility of the companies and then us as individuals.

We've got some great articles about Microsoft Copilot on the way. You can follow us on our LinkedIn and Instagram accounts for our enjoyable social media content, and you can contact us immediately for detailed information.

The future begins now for white collars!

Mert Tüfekçioğlu Marketing Excecutive Mert Tüfekçioğlu | LinkedIn

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