Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Teams, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents (bots), Dynamics, Viva, Security and the new Business Chat are all about to get a massive facelift – with the power of Artificial Intelligence.
The workplace (and our lives) are about to change forever, (ChatGPT saw to that).
There is no word yet on the official release date – which is a good thing. We humans need time to play catch up and get our heads around this new world we’ve created.
They have a ton of information available. Here are the excerpts from some of them. The headings are hyperlinked to the articles.
Introducing Copilot – a Whole New Way to Work
“Today marks the next major step in the evolution of how we interact with computing, which will fundamentally change the way we work and unlock a new wave of productivity growth,” said Satya Nadella, Chairman and CEO, Microsoft. “With our new copilot for work, we’re giving people more agency and making technology more accessible through the most universal interface — natural language.”
Introducing Copilot – Your Copilot for Work
Humans are hard-wired to dream, to create, to innovate. But today, we spend too much time consumed by the drudgery of work, on tasks that zap our time, creativity, and energy. To reconnect to the soul of our work, we don’t just need a better way of doing the same things. We need a whole new way to work.
Today, we are bringing the power of next-generation AI to work. Introducing Microsoft 365 Copilot — your copilot for work. It combines the power of large language models (LLMs) with your data in the Microsoft Graph and the Microsoft 365 apps to turn your words into the most powerful productivity tool on the planet.
This site has some videos for you to see how the AI tools are going to work in the Microsoft suite of products. It also has some poster downloads available.
COPILOT in SharePoint
This got its own article! Wow.
Copilot in Power Apps
We’re bringing the power of Copilot in Power Apps to both application makers and their end users. Now you can build an app, including the data behind it, just by describing what you need through multiple steps of conversation. What’s more, the apps you create now can have copilot-powered experiences built in from the very first screen—so your users can discover insights in conversation instead of clicks.
Copilot in Power Automate
Power Automate will make it possible for you to not just describe a flow to create, but also improve and iterate on your flows with AI-driven conversations. This next-generation AI based Copilot in Power Automate will sit right inside of the flow studio and help out with every flow that’s being built or changed.
Copilot in Power Automate will allow open ended and conversational experiences while authoring your flows. As you build, you’ll be able to ask questions and get assistance making improvements and changes. You won’t need any special knowledge of how Power Automate works – simply by using natural language you’ll be able to build and enhance everything from a simple flow to a complex, robust enterprise-wide process.
Copilot in Power Virtual Agents
Imagine simply describing what you would like your bot to do in natural language and having a complete conversational dialog appear—ready to use in seconds—without painstakingly having to build and curate dialogs step by step.
That future is here. Introducing Copilot in Power Virtual Agents, a new feature that uses the latest generative AI capabilities to make this possible. An author can simply state: “allow a user to start planning an event, collect user’s email address and phone number, and let them choose the event type from wedding, corporate, and social event,” and a dialog to do so will be instantly created—complete with trigger phrases, entities, variables, and appropriate branching. The author can then select part of the dialog and use additional natural language prompts to refine it—or use the Power Virtual Agents intuitive graphical user interface to tweak it manually.
Copilot in Dynamics 365
Dynamics 365 Copilot takes advantage of recent advancements in generative AI to automate these tedious tasks and unlock the full creativity of the workforce. Dynamics 365 Copilot puts CRM and ERP to work for business users to accelerate their pace of innovation and improve business outcomes in every line of business.
Dynamics 365 Copilot brings the latest AI breakthroughs to every line of business, improving customer experience, employee experience and operational efficiency. Copilot brings the power of next-generation AI capabilities and natural language processing to Dynamics 365, working alongside business professionals to help them create ideas and content faster, complete time-consuming tasks, and get insights and next best actions—just by describing what’s needed.
CopIlOt in Security
Microsoft Security Copilot is an AI-powered security analysis tool that enables analysts to respond to threats quickly, process signals at machine speed, and assess risk exposure in minutes.
Microsoft Security Copilot is currently in preview and not yet generally available, but you can sign up for Microsoft Security updates to learn about product announcements, security insights, and upcoming events.
Microsoft also have an entire AI Hub available with their full AI offerings.
All the rest of their news in this space.
Ah fellow humans, our world has taken quantum leap in technology. Let’s not forget our humanness in the process. There are so many more important things in this world than technology. Love, compassion, kindness, creativity, physical touch, nature, animals, spirituality, imagination, humour, courage, perseverance …. the list goes on. Remember who you are.
Thank you for the explanations and links, good for bookmarking and later reading. I am interested in how AI works with, and can help in the Archives and Records Management field. I hope I can afford to transition from my IT job before I cannot escape its presence.