How to use Microsoft 365 Copilot to grow your business
Blog|by Kieran Hollingsworth|18 January 2024
Microsoft recently announced in a blog post that they had made Microsoft 365 Copilot generally available to businesses regardless of size, requiring no seat minimum. This has understandably gotten many businesses excited at the prospect of implementing the powerful AI assistant into their workspace. But you may be wondering how you can use Microsoft 365 Copilot to grow your business.
The aim of Copilot is to help you work more productively within Microsoft 365 apps, like Teams, Word, Outlook and Excel. Through AI-powered chat, creative collaboration and complex task solutions, you can get a head start on writing your report, creating a standout PowerPoint presentation, scheduling meetings or analysing complex data all at the push of a button.
With Copilot for M365, you don’t need to be a tech expert to get the best results. You can chat to Copilot in natural language, ask questions, get suggestions, and receive feedback as though it were just another member of your team. No deep understanding of IT required. As an AI assistant, Copilot can also collaborate with your team, sharing ideas, co-creating content, automating workflows, and generating insights from your data.
This makes Copilot the perfect tool for small to medium-sized businesses. Copilot addresses the unique challenges and exciting opportunities your SMB is faced with in the digital age, helping you to unlock your full potential, boosting productivity, creativity, security and allowing you to work seamlessly across apps and devices.
Be more productive with Microsoft 365 Copilot
You can use Microsoft 365 Copilot to take over many of the daily tasks that get in the way of you working on the projects that really matter to your business. Copilot can write emails, summarise documents and long email threads, create charts and generate first drafts of reports to save you time and effort. This time can be used to learn new tips and tricks, try your hand at new skills, or improve upon your existing skills based on Copilot’s recommendations.
But Copilot doesn’t stop there, as it can also help you manage your time, stay organised and prioritise the tasks which remain. Copilot not only takes on some of your workload to free up time, but also helps you to improve your time management and organisation skills.
Use Microsoft 365 Copilot to fuel creativity
Make writer’s block a thing of the past with Microsoft 365 Copilot. Using plain language, you can ask Copilot to brainstorm, write, edit and format content for you to produce bespoke blogs, newsletters, social media posts and more.
Copilot can also remedy your design woes by taking your specifications to create stunning visuals, and engaging presentations, videos, and even podcasts with AI-powered effects and transitions.
How to use Microsoft 365 Copilot to improve your security
Your data and privacy are of paramount importance. Microsoft 365 Copilot is compliant with Microsoft’s stringent privacy, security, and compliance commitments, and any data accessed through Copilot are not used to train LLMs such as Copilot for M365.
Copilot also goes a step further, protecting your data and privacy with enterprise-grade security, privacy and compliance. Copilot can secure files, control who has access to them, and even detect and prevent modern threats, like phishing, malware and ransomware. Copilot can even help you to become compliant with regulations such as GDPR, HIPAA, and PCI DSS.
Work Seamlessly with Microsoft 365 Copilot
Sync your files, settings, and preferences across devices, access all of your productivity and collaboration apps in one place, and work both on and offline. You can use Microsoft 365 Copilot seamlessly across devices, platforms and apps, wherever you are.
Microsoft 365 Copilot can support your business across a variety of fronts, helping you to grow your business and achieve more than ever before. Step into an AI-powered future with Copilot and discover how you could work smarter, faster, and better than ever before with Microsoft 365 apps.
For more information on how to use Microsoft 365 Copilot, register for our webinar on 24 January, 3:30PM GMT/10:30AM EST, Microsoft 365 Copilot: What Is It and How to Prepare. Our M365 Solution Specialist will walk you through the main features and benefits of Copilot, and how you can make sure you get the best results from it.
For anything else, please feel free to get in touch. One of our experts would be happy to answer any questions you may have or help you find the right subscription for your business.
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